Crafterhours skirt week post

Hey guys! I’m here today with a fun way to embellish a simple skirt-courtesy of Crafterhours’ Skirt Week! Have you seen the skirt fun over there yet? Make sure to check it out…there’s some great stuff…and get your skirt entered, too! I get to be a judge again this year-it’s so hard since there are so many great skirts to choose from!

So, I thought and thought about what to do for my post…and then decided to embellish it simply with the ever-so-hot-right-now-chevron…or arrowhead as I re-named it. (watch out guys…I’m changing the trend name…it’s gonna catch on now….am I right? *chirp chirp*) K, maybe not. But still cute, no?

I used Verona fabric in teal dots from my sponsor Ribbon Retreat…and without further ado (since it’s getting late)…I give you the arrowhead skirt!

First I made your basic elastic waist skirt. Cut a panel of fabric from selvage to selvage (usually 42-44″ wide) to the length I wanted. (for Sadie who’s just going into 3T, I cut it to be 13-14″ I think)

Then sew the sides together, serge the bottom and top, (or fold over twice) and iron down the top of the skirt (making sure the elastic will fit in the casing you’re going to sew). Also hem the bottom of the skirt.

Then I made an arrowhead pattern til I liked the shape I had.

I cut out two arrowheads out of fabric-so that I could layer it so no fabric would show through the white…plus it looked cool!

Then I positioned them how I liked, and pinned them down…

Then sewed around the edges with a straight stitch.

Insert the elastic into the waistband casing, sew it together, then sew the casing shut! Donzo!
Thanks for having me, Adrianna and Susan! Good luck to all the Skirt Week entrants! 

Comments

  1. This is absolutely perfect! I love it! So fresh and modern!

  2. super cute and very high style – i do think this is different enough from “chevron” to be fresh, too! did you see this mobile DIY from smile & wave? she’s calling it “arrows” too! http://smileandwave.typepad.com/blog/2012/05/arrow-mobile-diy.html

  3. Great job, and I love that fabric!

    Alissa
    ripleyadoption.blogspot.com

  4. I love it!!! And you make it look so easy! LOL

  5. What a fun embellishment! Very cute!

  6. cute skirt

  7. http://www.buttonmad.com are having a great giveaway. hop over to blogger.com and find out all about it.

  8. hei Jessica,

    how cool buttonmad’s giveaway is!! I’d like some of them!

    ciao
    Eletta

  9. Great giveaway at Buttonmad. Thanks

  10. Hi Jess,
    This is too cute. I tried to make my daughter a skirt a couple of months ago, but I didn’t get the elasticated waist band right and it looked awful. Do you have (somewhere on your blog) a more in-depth description on how to create the waist band (for a novice like me)?
    Thanks so much, have a great weekend.
    Katie x

  11. Ok, I have to admit, the reason I came here was to enter ButtonMad’s contest but now that I found you, you are a prime bookmark. Such great ideas, beautiful models, awesome links, love reading your posts! Thanks to ButtonMad for finding me ANOTHER addiction :o )

  12. this is adorable, now I got sent her a button blog to comment, but I don’t see a post about it, can I post anywhere?

  13. What great ideas you have! Thanks for hosting Buttonmad’s give away.
    Carol bobbygable@bellsouth.net

  14. That skirt is darling!

    Of course, so are Button Mad’s buttons in her giveaway. I’ll keep checking back!

  15. ADORABLE skirt!! Thanks to Button Mad for sending me over…will send the link to dd!!

  16. This is such a fun twist on the chevron trend!! Looks great!

  17. That’s really cute, Jess! So simple but original and fun!

  18. Super cute skirt, Jess. The arrows are really clever :)

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