Friday, July 10, 2009

my skirt... "it's a jelly roll"

Friday, July 10, 2009
you know that you talk about fabric pretty often... when your dad knows what a jell roll is!

i walked in today and had my new skirt on... and dad says "it's a jelly roll!"

i was so proud i gave him 2 high fives!! my dad knows what a fat quarter is too... and prides himself in learning my quilt terminology... gotta love it!

pam & elizabeth designed the cutest skirt for the moda bake shop and i just had to make it...

my strips...mostly dandelion girl, with some gypsy rose, patisserie, buttercream & figs, and allspice tapestry... five different lines!... i was inspired by joanna's post about 80/20!


i don't have a ruffle foot so i gathered the bottom tier with 2 rows of elastic thread and it worked pretty well...

i also made the top pieces 9x9... their tutorial suggested taking one square out but i was afraid with only 4 that it wouldn't fit over my hips! sticking with 5 and taking one inch off each worked perfect!

lastly i only made 2 tiers... then i took 3 WOF fabric pieces by 4" wide and sewed them end to end.. measured the bottom of my shirt and cut it to that length plus seam allowances... sewed short ends together in a loop... folded it wrong sides together and sewed it on like it was big binding... just without turning it and no hand stitching!


in mom's garden again... and mom played photographer... thanks mom!


i'm so happy with it!


18 comments:

rachel griffith said...

i just ♥ you.
now make me one too!!!
kidding.

even though you told me about your dad on the phone, i still cracked up reading this!!!

Elizabeth said...

It's ADORABLE!!!!
I love it!

Jackie said...

Very cute!! Love it and kudos to dad for the knowing the terminology! Virtual high 5

joanna said...

LOVE IT! ditto on the "Now make me one too" comment, but I'm not kidding!! Well, maybe I'm kidding, I don't think it would flatter my less than "svelt" sillouette! It really looks just good enough to eat!

Joanna

angela said...

Another high five for your dad from me, too! What a cute skirt! great job

PamKittyMorning said...

Hey that's crazy cute!!! Nice work. And great tip about the elastic thread. I would not have thought of that.

wishes, true and kind said...

What a great dad! I love it!

Vickie E said...

love it..great use of the 80/20!

Rose said...

It's beautiful!! That is the perfect skirt to wear with it, and your mom's garden makes the perfect background!

CabbageQuilts said...

Cute skirt, clever Dad!!!

Michelle said...

It is a beautiful skirt. I love the colours. You have a wonderful dad. I would like to ditto ditto the comments about making us one!

Ravenhill said...

Love it that your dad knows what a jelly roll is. Mine doesn't, I guess I need to talk about sewing more! :) The skirt is fabulous!!!
~Emily

amylouwho said...

Love it! That moda bakeshop is going to get me in trouble with my to-do list!

Cheryl said...

What a great skirt and love the fabrics. Way to go dad on knowing about jelly rolls!!! Love your blog.

PunkiePie said...

Very nice!

Stacey said...

very cute!! i have been wanting to make me one, maybe i just have to now.

luvinthemommyhood said...

Love the skirt!!!

Lisa D. said...

What a cute, cute skirt! I'm duly impressed that your Dad knew it was a jelly roll!