Friday, March 21, 2008

Flipped

Easter skirt is finished! Just take a lookie!


I used one of the Durham Quilts rose prints for the skirt, with the coordinating stripe (as shown in my little Easter plan last week.) I don't know if you can tell in the pictures, but the pink Nelona is an exact match for the light peachy-pink roses, and the darker coral pink in the bullions also match the darker pink in the print.

The top is so pretty and rather elaborate, I didn't want an over-the-top skirt. The skirt pattern is the simple flippy skirt from Simplicity 4104. (I used straight ruffles instead of the circular ruffle in the pattern since my fabric was a stripe.) The ruffle is edged in lace rather than hemmed.


Of course the focal point of this really adorable skirt is the flip-flop lace shaped bow on the front! I really love heirloom techniques and I've been wanting to include them on more types of fabrics (not just fancy dresses.)


I removed the fabric from behind the lace bow and replaced it with pintucked fabric. I pintucked 2 squares of fabric using the smallest twin needle I had and a 1.0 stitch length. I just used the edge of my presser foot as my stitching guide (I don't have a pintuck foot for the Bernina!) I also used a wing needle and pinstitched around the entire lace bow. The only time holes in my fabric make me happy!


And here is the completed Easter outfit! (Sorry for the shadows! It's so windy, I had a hard time finding a place to photograph!)


Happy Easter everyone!!

19 comments:

  1. OMG woman! You do all of this when you're SICK?? You're sick. LOL! Not relating to anything, but the word verification thing for this comment is "fhshhaba" Fish Haba?? I thought it was amusing.

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  2. This is such a darling Easter outfit, your heirloom techniques are gorgeous. Wondrful job.

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  3. hehe. To quote the G-man (who's 13)...takes one to know one, sicko!! :P

    and nope...no haba no fish tonight. HA!

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  4. But it's the last day of Lent ... shouldn't we all be habbing fish tonight? Yeah, that one was really bad and I'm not even Catholic. ;-)

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  5. WOW that is just beautiful!!! (wiping the drool off of the keyboard! ;)

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  6. I have tagged you! Stop by my blog and and check it out!

    Lindsay

    http://crochetdlane.blogspot.com/

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  7. WOW! That is so fantastic!

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  8. OMG that is one gorgeous Easter outfit - you are so talented!
    How are you getting on with the cuttlebug BTW - I haven't played with my Big Shot much yet? I was going to email you about it but can't find your address - is it on your page?

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  9. I love the Easter outfit. I really like the touch of heirloom sewing you added. I found your blog through a thread on PR. I will visit again soon!!!

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  10. This is the prettiest Easter outfit i've ever seen!! I love the bow detail on the skirt!

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  11. designdreamer12:16 PM

    Gorgeous!!

    Will she be wearing a cami under the cami? Or is the front full enough? It's just that I know how sheer Nelona is.

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  12. OOOh, it looks so wonderful springy! Wonderful job on this one & have a Happy Easter!

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  13. Thank you all, again. :)

    Yup, she's wearing a cami underneath.

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  14. Anonymous10:34 PM

    What a gorgeous outfit! Will you be posting pics of it on? Hope so.
    MaryPat

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  15. Very very pretty! I adore the lace inset. Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  16. I love the skirt. It looks great! Thanks for the tip on the Frogs in a Bucket Blog I can't wait to read it.

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  17. The lace shaping and pin tucking et al are wonderful and really compliment the top. Great job, Angie.

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  18. WoW!Angie, you did an awesome job!!!That is such an darling oufit!!I love that fabric!!!!

    xo
    Katarina

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