Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mama Edition

A couple weeks ago a kind reader passed along a link for an elastic waistband skirt tutorial for a little girl. A couple of days later Freshly Picked posted a tutorial for the same skirt but for a Mama. Being a mama and a girl, I'm always wanting a new addition to the wardrobe, and The Elastic Waistband Skirt - Mama Edition Tutorial had my brain going crazy on Tuesday.






I used a 3 inch elastic waistband instead of a 2 inch. I felt it would be more flattering on my mama curves. While this tutorial is extremely simple, sewing the elastic to the skirt is tricky. Real tricky. You have to stretch the elastic and sew all at the same time. The line of my stitches along the waistband is so crooked, but once the elastic gathered up the material you can't tell my line is not straight.




My fabric, which was also used on the back of my Thursday pillow, is a Brandon Mably Flora print. Also, the bow shirt I'm wearing is from Anthropologie and is the orginal inspiration for our profile shot on the top of our sidebar. Stay tune for a Bow Shirt Tutorial!!






Lastly I had two baby showers to go to today, so I made Strawberry onesies and burp clothes. The strawberry pattern is courtesy of The Handmade Dress. I found a strawberry ribbon in my stash to tie up the onesies and burp clothes. So sweet!!




6 comments:

Kevin and Kristina said...

Only someone with a waist as slim as you could pull off an elastic skirt. On me it would make me look double as ginormous. The skirt looks really really cute on you! Good work! I had sewn elastic before and it is hard. Can't wait to see the bow shirt tutorial.

Susan said...

i might rename it the hot mama skirt because of you...it looks awesome! you should upload it to the flikr group.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/hipandcrafty/

E J said...

Very Cute! Thanks for linking the fabric! Saw these pillows on Grosgrain and thought of you -
http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/02/pillow-factory-alphabet-down-filled.html

Liz said...

Susan, thank you for the awesome tutorial and the flattering comment! I went ahead and uploaded my pictures to the flickr group.

E J, thank you as always for your hot links. You are the kind reader who led me to Freshly Picked!!

Doug said...

Liz, that skirt turned out great!! Did you even match up the flowers on the seams??!!! You're a wiz! -sarah

E J said...

Another momma made skirt - I'd love to see what fabric you'd use!
http://sewastraightline.blogspot.com/2010/03/domesticated-skirt.html

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