Third project made from Grandma Ruby's pillowcase hems!
When I was interviewing* my girls to find out what they'd like made out of these hem panels, a skirt was one of the ideas that surfaced. Everyone ultimately preferred the dress idea, so we went with that in the end. However, I couldn't shake the image of a white linen skirt showcasing this pretty embroidery. I mean, picture this: tissue-weight linen, with gathered tiers, cute pockets and this incredible hem, on a 6-year-old girl with pigtails. Sigh.
Decided I would have to make the skirt, regardless.
And if none of the young 'uns would wear it, well then, I would.
Although since it was for me, it couldn't have gathers or flouncy tiers or that "little girl "look, in general.
So classic A-line, then.
Fitted, with a back zipper,
I sewed some bias trim into the seam for color and definition.
And repeated the same trim where the embroidered panel joins the main skirt,
but in two colors.
Some more random shots of the skirt on me.
* Interviewing children = running after them, hollering, "Oi! Will you wear a dress if I sew it? What about a skirt? A bag? A blanket? Hello? Dress? Dress? Okay, dress it is!"