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Every time I see something cute in one of my kids clothing catalogs or on the Gymboree website, I file it away for inspiration. (I have a huge inspiration file, if only I had the time to get to everything.) One of the things I have been thinking about making is a flat-front skirt. Just by looking at the construction of some of our other clothing items, I had a good idea how to go about making one.
I decided to do a test skirt in a pink ribbed knit fabric that wasn’t a favorite fabric. (One of the cons of buying fabric online.) I think using such a stretchy knit was my problem… I am not sure it is possible to do a true “flat front” skirt in a knit. (at least the way I had planned to make it.) The front part of the skirt that was supposed to be flat, kept stretching out. I am going to try another skirt this weekend, but this time I will use quilting cotton.
The skirt still came out cute. Exactly like the kind we wear so I will definitely make more. (And maybe even a tutorial so you can make one too…) The waist band is fairly flat. Flat enough that it doesn’t look to full under her t-shirts.
We took thees pictures before school the other morning, so she was in a pretty good mood. It’s getting harder to get good photos with her… I hope my little model doesn’t quit on me. I am trying to make it fun for her by doing a “silly” picture and then a not silly picture.
What are some of your favorite places to find inspiration?
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