Saturday, April 12, 2008

The 100 Skirt Project - "I've Got a Secret"

Are you all aware of Charity's 100 skirt project? If not, click here and you can read through all of her posts on the subject. I love her idea and am thrilled that she was willing to have others help with the sewing.

My first contribution is a girl's size 12 skirt, "I"ve Got a Secret". No pattern was needed as it's just a simple a-line skirt with an elastic waist. I referenced an old Simplicity Sewing for Children book to determine what the waist size should be.

The skirt is sewn from two coordinating fabrics that are medium weight - almost like a twill - with great big pockets on the front. I played with the layout of the stripes on the pockets and didn't even realize until I took the photos that one pocket is vertical and the other is horizontal. I think I'll call that a design element!

The pockets have a small fold over flap that is sewn in place by machine. To disguise the machine stitches a fabric yo-yo and button were sewn at the corner of each pocket.

But why did I name this skirt "I've Got a Secret"? Because there's a secret pocket that can be accessed by pulling up the blue flap.

The final step is to purchase a matching tee-shirt to complete the outfit.

One skirt down, and five more to go. Pin It


  1. Cute skirt! Love the new blog heading...good job...Mary

  2. Thanks for passing on the word about the 100 skirt project - I hadn't heard of it. What a wonderful idea. Your skirt is adorable! I'm going to have to look into participating...



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