Sunday, February 26, 2012

Twirl Skirt

Many years ago I came across a delightful sewing website. Stop Staring and Start Sewing.

The author had just developed her first pattern called the Edith Twirl Skirt.
I just loved the photos and her smocking which prompted me to buy her pattern.

Check out the image here to see what I'm talking about.  It's just beautiful!

Well, the pattern has been sitting on the shelf in my sewing room for a couple of years now. But since I know a little girl who just loves to twirl, I figured it was time to make it!

It took me an afternoon to make it because there was a lot of gathering. But overall, it was easy and the instructions were clear and simple.

It's difficult to photograph.  Hopefully I can get my model to try it on in the next few weeks.

I followed the embroidery design as it appeared on the pattern.  Next time I will make my own design.

In the pattern are directions to fuse fabric to a t-shirt.
But what attracted me to the pattern in the first place was the smocked top which is her design and can be found here:    It's not included the pattern.

However, I have made my own version of this smocked top and that's next on the cutting table.  Well, sort of next.  I keep getting sidetracked!

Note to self:
Skirt made to fit size 3.
Waist is 54cm (21") ;  cut the elastic 7cm (3") shorter to 45cm (18")
DMC:760, 761, 3811 & 734


  1. Oooohhh! I love your twirl skirt! It's the perfect inspiration. Thanks for the great pattern ideas (including Oliver+S). I do better seeing the patterns "done up," and you do them so well!

  2. I should be looking for something like this for Lorelei....she would probably love it.

  3. I love your version of the skirt! I really love the fabrics you picked and I'm glad you finally dusted it off and gave it a try. :) I have every intention of creating a pattern for the top once life settles down a little (fingers crossed).