Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For Ellie

Well, it's actually for Maren. For Maren's Birthday (which was back in February!) I know, I'm such a good sister! I promised her I would make a skirt for Ellie. Maren came over one night before her birthday and picked out material from the material I had for Ellie's skirt. The pattern I was going to use was called the Nie Nie Ruffle skirt.



I cut out all the pieces a while ago, but they sat by my sewing machine for months. I was waiting for a night that I could do it all at once, and I knew it would take me a long time. Last night I finally started at 8pm. And 4.5 hours later...I still wasn't finished. So many ruffles! But I finished today! And it only took me 1 more hour. It would have taken me longer today but there are only 4 ruffle layers on Ellie's skirt instead of 6 like in the pattern. Check out all those ruffles!





It was fun to make because it was the first real time I used my serger. It's not the best serger but it works for me! It was so easy to finish all the edges. I can't wait to see it on Ellie. I hope you like it Maren! Happy super-late Birthday!

Speaking of ruffles, the other day, I found Hannah wearing 4 of her most fluffy tutus. They were sticking out so far. It looked hilarious.





Silly girl. So photogenic.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

I must say I'm excited to have some sewing buddies up in Edmonton!!! Love the skirt!

Maren said...

SARAH! I LOVE IT! It turned out perfect! I just might forgive you for it being so late. Tee hee! Can't wait to see it on Ellie!!! Weeeeeeeee!

p.s. we need to talk about sergers and where you got yours and what a good price is.... I think I would sew more if only I had one. ;)

Jordana said...

That's really cute! I don't think I would have the patience to do all those ruffles.

Alysha said...

ooooooo I want one!!!! love it !

BUB said...

I am making 2 of these ASAP. I NEED a serger!!! It is my BDAY tomorrow, maybe I'll go buy myself one.

kristi Dupont said...

so Cute Sarah!!! Good work!

Kathy Ord said...

Sarah! It's beautiful! Finally checked it out. What an adorable skirt. Ellie is very lucky to have a sweet aunt who loves her enough to take the time to sew such a darling skirt. Sarah, what a great sister, daughter, wife and mother you are! Love you,

Amelia said...

I love this skirt!!!! and I love Hannah with her peace sign. What a cutie.