What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Show and Tell Day 3: Pillowcase SKIRT

Whoopsie. The day slipped away from me! Here it is almost my bed time and no show and tell!

But "late" is better than not at all...am I right or am I right?!

Today's show and tell is...

you guessed it!

MORE YELLOW! Ach! Sick of it yet? Not I.

This time the recipient is Corynn. Eldest. Five year old. Girlie Girl. Dancer.

The object originally was for matching outfits for the girls, but the more I thought about it-the more I envisioned matching in color but not necessarily in style.

I love pillowcase dresses, but I wanted something different. Something unique.

Something EASY (noticing a pattern here?).
In case you haven't noticed, my first week with a working sewing machine was fast and furious.

I was like a fat lady who needed to snarf a tub of Ben and Jerry's.
Like a smoker who had gone cold turkey a week ago.
A bunch of old hens needing some scratch grain.

I NEEDED not only the act of sewing, but the admiration that only comes after completion. And I needed it now.

(That's why all my projects thus far have been super duper easy and fast.)

I decided I was going to try something new and exciting-I was envisioning a skirt. But it couldn't be straight and stoic . What I neededbecause that just doesn't seem to represent Corynnmaking a fluttery, twisty, twirly pillowcase skirt. I've seen it all in the blogosphere (or close) and this just ain't there. My own design. My specialty.

Scrunched my lips and brow in contemplation for a few nano-seconds and then, I took the first cut. It was a done deal, no turning back.

But I am glad I did. It came together easily and was a cinch to make. I really like the skirt and I love that Corynn now has a skirt that can fit her scrawny waist without constantly showing panties from falling down.

Final product ended up twirly, fluttery AND twisty. Three for three. Ain't bad at all.

Anyone interested in a tutorial? If there is interest, I'll put one together. If not, I won't waste my time! :-)

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devildogwife said...

That is so cute! Great job!! :)

Tracy said...

Sure, I'd love a tutorial. Great Job!

Bonnie said...

Darling- and yes, I want a tutorial.This looks like a great way to use ods and ends of fabric!

Jill in PA said...

I would LOVE to see a tutorial. I'm not tired of yellow at all. It is my favorite color!

Corynn looks darling in it!

Carolyn said...

Oh yes! A tutorial please!!

Grandma Bibby said...

I like this even better than the dresses. You did a super duper job. Keep them coming. I would ask for a tutorial, but I am not sewing anymore. My mom may like it though.

Morgan said...

It is adorable. Yes, a tutorial would be great!

Chris said...

Very, very cute! I love the panels.

I really like using vintage sheets and pillowcases, but I always have to line them because they show so much in the light. I couldn't possibly get my girls to wear slips, lol.

That is such a pretty pattern. Love it!

Kelli said...

Everything you've made is wonderful, Rebecca! I'm not sick of the yellow...it's my favorite color!

4bitts said...

Um, yes.... I'm definatley requesting a tutorial. My girlie girl is 4, and she is a skirt-lovin twirler too (with the same scrawny waist problem). I'd love to make a couple of these for her...esp. if it is easy! Very cute.


Peggy in Alaska said...

Hum, what about for a big girl? A grown-up up twirly skirt girl? A dippy, hippy, twirly whirly, curvy whury, tryin to hide the gray, skirt girl?

Would love the tutorial!


Andie said...

I have two girlies who would LOVE skirts like this! Bring on the tutorial! :o) Corynn, Andrew, and Adale are three blessed little ones who have a wonderfully talented Momma!!


Anonymous said...

I just have to say the whole reason I started making dresses and skirts for my girls was becuase I stumbled across your pillowcase dress tutorial. Then of course I fell in love with your blog. Uber cute bonnets (which I had to have ;) So YES I'd love one :) thankyou.


Alyssa Spring Corley said...

Tutorial Please!!!!

Paula said...

You have SEVERAL votes for a tutorial, so we are expecting one now, see. ;)

Seriously though, I have LOTS of pillowcases and girls too big for dresses anymore, so I need me this pattern to make some summer skirts for these kiddos 'o mine.

Don't ask. LOL!!! :D

Andie said...

Rebecca, ever since you did you series about your sewing creations, I have had the itch to create...I'm planning fun pillowcase dresses/shirts for my girlies...but they would LOVE one of these skirts. Have you thought anymore bout putting together a tutorial? If you are still planning it, I will be patient. If you have decided not to do it, I will search the internet and find another...but I'd love to follow your directions! ;o)

Paula said...

Did you ever do a tutorial for this skirt? I was looking through my blog and came across the link to this. :D (You can pin the tutorial on Pinterest and I will get it!) :D