Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bustle Skirt

I came across this skirt a few days ago, and just HAD to make one for my girls.  I managed to get one finished last night, and my youngest daughter couldn't wait to get it on.  How cute is that?!

Find the tutorial for the Bustle Skirt HERE, by Elizabeth Evans at Simple Simon & Co.

I made a trip to the fabric store, on the hunt for the perfect fabric, and found this dusty pink polyester/spandex blend.  I don't know a lot about fabrics, but this one had a nice weight to it and looked like it wouldn't fray too much.

I bought 4 yards of fabric and had enough for two skirts - one being a size 4 skirt and the other a size 7/8 skirt.

The only change I made to the directions, was that I did not flip my top row of circle petals upside-down.  I was worried that they would not flop down nicely considering the fabric.  Other than that, I followed all instructions.


You can see, Tatum loves the result!  Thanks for a great Tutorial Elizabeth!

49 comments:

  1. OMG this is ADORABLE!!! Visiting from 733... I *really* need to learn how to sew!!!! SO CUTE!

    Kelly

    livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh my goodness ! how cute ! You use my favorite color, I'm totally smitten
    I'm following you now :)

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  3. This is wonderful! I love it! You did such a good job! I would love for you to come and share at Fantastic Friday at http://ironvioletdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. It turned out great! Found you from the link party.Is the fabric heavy? I want to make it but can not decide the best fabric to use.
    mukweto.blogspot.com

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  5. This is amazingly cute! Looks wonderful

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  6. Love it!!!! And I love the color, it will be so cute for Spring!!!!

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  7. WOW...so cute...my daughter would love this...wish I knew how to sew..I am your newest follower via blog hop.

    sherry

    http//splendiferousgirlsclub.blogspot.com

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  8. L-o-v-e it!!!!!

    Miranda
    www.justdrinkacoke.blogspot.com

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  9. Just gorgeous... am off to follow you now - stop by and say hi when you get a chance! This is definitely going onto my todo list ☺
    Cheers
    The Spangler @
    The Quick Unpick

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  10. This is so sweet! My daughter would love to twirl around in this skirt! Fantastic Job!

    Jodie

    www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

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  11. I love this and the color you chose. Maybe on the kids snow day today I will whip one up! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Oh my goodness that skirt is too cute! You did a great job!

    Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered: http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/02/dove-chocolate-discoveries-giveaway.html

    ~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

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  13. Love it! So cute, my daughter would love this.

    Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

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  14. That is just too darn cute! Love it!
    Thanks so much for linking up! Always nice to see a new face.

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  15. SO very cute! Neat way to do "bustles"! Thank you for sharing!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  16. Omigoodness!!! That is the cutest thing I've ever seen! If I had that skirt as a little girl I would NEVER have wanted to take it off. You are so talented.

    XO
    Lenore
    (visiting from the Creative Girls Blog hop!)

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  17. I blogged about this here: http://holy-craft.blogspot.com/2011/02/few-of-my-favorite-things.html

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  18. That is so cute! Look like she will have fun with the skirt! I used to have something similar when I was young and loved it! I am a new follower!

    http://justcraftytoday.blogspot.com

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  19. Beautiful, it looks like she just came out of a butterfly garden and they are all attracted to her skirt.

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  20. OMG that is sooooo cute! I am your newest follower and hope that you will come be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
    brookedouglass@yahoo.com
    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

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  21. I love that skirt! That is adorable!! I almost would like to make one for myself a vintagey type material would be cool. I'm following you now! I was looking at a few other posts of yours, very cute stuff! and the cupcakes, how cute!

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  22. That is SO CUTE!! :D Wish my little girl were still that little! :D

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  23. Cute!!!
    Visiting from Made by you Monday. Thanks for sharing!
    www.evienlizzie.blogspot.com

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  24. really, really cute! this is going on my "to-do" list immediately!!! :o)

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  25. Adorable!! I love how this came out! I am visiting from Sew Chatty AND I am a new follower!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  26. OMG. love love love it. i wish i cold sew! I saw you on Not just a housewife- your skirt caught my eye!
    http://divababies.blogspot.com/

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  27. So cute!! This is such a great idea! Thanks for becoming a follower. I love quillows too, because they are so quick and easy to make! They really work well with cotton, flannel, stretch fabric, you name it. I've used light batting before and it seems to work just fine. I'd love to see yours when you finish!!

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  28. Hi Rachel! You're welcome :) This skirt is just darling. You did a great job with it.

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  29. Oh this is darling! I featured it on Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!

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  30. I love it!! so cute. How do you get your daughter to WANT to try on your clothes? My 3 year old refuses anything I made!

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  31. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  32. this is amazing!! I LOVE how this looks!! Thank you so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com (p.s. did you enter my giveaway for handstamped jewelry? It ends the 4th :)

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  33. This skirt is darling! Now I have to add it to my ever-growing list of things to make.

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  34. this is so beautiful!!! I love this so much... I need 3 of these for my daughters..lol... I hope you will share this over at the Project Party Weekend! http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/03/project-party-weekend-5-ways-to-re.html

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  36. Your skirt turned out wonderfully! I love the texture.

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  37. This is featured at Sugar and Dots today! :)

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  38. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com this afternoon. Thanks for showing me this!!! Grab my "featured" button.

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  39. ruffles galore!!


    Feel free to stop by and link up to my Make & Share 1st edition today and come back every friday thru saturday!

    ~ Christy

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  40. This is beautiful! What a sweet and girlie skirt that any little lady would love to wear! I'd love for you to stop by my blog, www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  41. It is gorgeous! I need a matching one ;) Great job!

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  42. This is fabulous!! I'd love for you to lnik up!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/05/welcome-to-party-im-so-excited-to-see.html

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  43. Hi, I am very new to sewing..I am having a hard time finding a fabric for this skirt. Any specific suggestions? I LOVE this skirt, can't wait to make it for my 1 year old!!

    Kim

    rkwoitkowski@tampabay.rr.com

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