8.28.2008

The "stripwork" skirt


My friend Rachel "challenged" me to move beyond the twirly skirts and try this skirt. It took ALL day, but here it is. I made it for next year, so it is a little too big, but it was pretty fun to make. You have to use 4-5 coordinating fabrics and cut 32+ strips and sew them all together. Not to mention the under layer with a ruffle (I learned to "gather" cause I had to do it 3 times on this one skirt...Im getting better at it, but it's kind of hard.)


I used 20's fabrics...to keep it timeless in case I never do another one. I may try a holiday one in the next couple months...but we'll see. I ran out of the avocado color ribbon, and I need it between the panel and the strips...but I cant find any anywhere!

I bought the pattern online...if you need it, let me know.
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15 comments:

Jessica Petersen said...

It is darling! I'd love to have the pattern, can you email it? swess79@hotmail.com, Thanks!

Jessica Petersen said...

P.S. Would you ever consider doing a post about finding the time do to all the stuff you do??? You seemed to master time management and that's something that a lot of us moms that want to be fun and creative can't do well! At least me!

Amber said...

Love this skirt and I love the combination of fabrics you chose.

Randi Wright said...

I would love the pattern! I made a few of the twirly skirts, too. They were a lot of fun. Would you mind emailing me the pattern. iamrandiwright@gmail.com Thanks!

Jodie said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous, been wanting to make one of these for ages. I love the fabrics you chose.
I would love the pattern, madavidson@netspace.net.au

alisa and sometimes brandon said...

Very cute! Very impressed.

AOKI CIRCUS said...

You might need to get a new model. Elle looks like she is so over all of your skirts that you have her try on and then take pictures. I'm not over them. Keep them coming! I love to see what I'm not capable of making!

Rachel said...

Holy Cow!!! I have got to list this blog in my personal blog lists instead of under "websites" so I can know when you update it. I haven't checked here in awhile and look what I have missed!!!

It turned out so amazing, I still don't know how you ever find the time to fit in these amazing projects!!

elisabeth said...

Chelsea - Not sure if you remember me. Elisabeth Williams from DG. John is my lil' brother. Someone told me I needed to check out your idea blog. I had no idea how amazingly talented you were. I'm jealous and impressed. I would love this pattern if you wouldn't mind. I'll have to check out your blog from time to time. Hope all is well. My email is etheurer@gmail.com. Keep up the good work. You put me to shame!!

Stephanie said...

This is sooo fabulous. I know I've mentioned this before but start up an etsy shop already! :) You are one talented gal Chelsea...

Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn said...

I love it! Kenna and Bryn are getting one! So cute! I love this idea blog.

Brooke Flint said...

I love these skirts. I am just getting into the whole sewing thing and would love to try this. can you send me the pattern?
brookeandmorgan@yahoo.com

The Petterssons said...

I'd love the pattern! Your blog is great--such fun ideas!

✯Jer + Lu✯ said...

Very cute. Could I get the pattern? Thanks! ~Laura (jerandlu@hotmail.com)

Wendy said...

So cute! Thanks for inspiring me to sew for my girls. I'd love the pattern wpfisher(at)gmail(dot)com.