last week i stitched up a version of angry chicken's 5 minute skirt.
admittedly, this skirt took me quite a bit longer than five minutes as it was beseeching me for a ruffled hemline in buttery yellow. and my ruffling foot and i, we are not on speaking terms, so all ruffling at chez owens is done by hand, which ends up quite visually pleasing but also takes half my life. give or take two minutes.
notes on the skirt:
--measure the smallest part of your waist, and not where you'd actually like the skirt to fall (drop waist) or you will end up with a skirt large enough to smuggle in small children at the movies. and you shall have to cut it down twice, and then end up with a skirt that is still a teensy bit large, which could actually prove fortuitous if one later eats her body weight in ginger cookies. hypothetically.
--the pieces are meant to be cut on the bias, but as i used a directional print this did not work so much. straight-cut works okay, but i'm guessing the drape of a bias cut would be noticeably sweeter.
--i dipped the hem quite a bit more than the recommended half inch...more like three inches or so i'd guess. i'm not sure if the skirt needed it because it wasn't bias cut, but mine looked handkerchief-style without the exaggerated dip (which is cute in its own right, but not the look i was after).
so. want one?
i'll sew a custom-sized skirt for one lucky person, crafted from this print in a deep blush colorway. leave me a comment and i'll draw a winner at random next weekend.
-enter by leaving a comment below. please be sure i can contact or identify you if you leave an anonymous comment.
-if you win, i'll will whip up a skirt in your size (or your daughter's size, or your mother's size, or your great-aunt tilda's size if you'd like it for giftage purposes).
-you choose the style of the hem: a clean double-turn, ruffled, bias tape, border.
-twitter or blog this giveaway to get a second entry (just be sure to drop back in with a second comment letting me know you did this, since i'll be drawing from the comments by order number).
-please have all entries in by 12 noon EST next saturday (july 25th). grazie.
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