Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mother Daughter Graffiti Fashion

 Mini-me picked out this graffiti fashion fabric last summer and I finally had time to sew her a twirly skirt.  She had originally wanted us to sew matching dresses but with it being cold now I suggested we sew her a skirt and me a top.  We are going out this weekend and she has been asking me to make us an outfit to wear together!

Her skirt was made by measuring her waist and cutting the fabric three times the width. 

I serged the side seams and hem.

 I measured her waist for the sparkly wide elastic waist band for a snug but not too tight fit and serged the seam closed.

I then pleated the skirt with pins every 2 inches and then sewed on to the elastic waist band. 

I sewed the waist part on my sewing machine.

  The length is 16 inches and I added pockets with black trim.

This was a fun and easy project to complete in a few days.  We did the skirt in a evening before I went on a business trip.  I designed the top & cut fabric in a evening when I returned and finally sewed the top the third night.  The top is my own design with a small cut out back.  I folded over the trim but next time I will make bias trim for better strength because it was a bit hard to sew the circle. 

This is my Fashion Friday Runway project for this week!

Tany from Couture et Tricot submitted this beautiful modern maxi dress for this weeks Fashion Friday Runway!
Thank you Tany!  You are entered in my Glamorous Giveaway for February!  Go check out her blog to see her beautiful style & creations!  She is so talented!


AshTreeCottage said...

You have encouraged me to start sewing for fashion again. I used to sew many of my own clothes when I was younger, but I started sewing slipcovers and things for the home and stopped with fashion design. Thanks for the nudge! I am your newest follower. Oh, and I want to say that the memories you are creating with your daughter are priceless!!

Susan and Bentley

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Super cute outfits!

I just found your blog through the Boost My Blog Friday Hop. Have a great weekend!

Amanda @

Holly Lefevre said...

What a great looking duo. Cute outfits!

Young and Crafty said...

This turned out great! Such a fun skirt, I bet she loves it!

Thanks for linking up to FFA!

Hannah @

anne maskell said...

You both look lovely. Great job!

Tany said...

You both look great and I find incredible that you have a daughter that big, you look like sisters!!

WobiSobi said...

These are such great shots, how cute are the two of you. Love the skirt!!and the shirt.. great print!!

Glitterbird Glamour said...

I love the matching clothes, and the two of you make great models.

petite hermine said...

I really like the fabric! That's so sweet you two have matching outfits :)

Thanks for linking up to the Sunday Linky Party!

AllieMakes! said...

Cute! Love the pattern of that fabric!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Jill said...

Oh that skirt is fabulous! And you and your daughter look wonderful together! I was really interested to see your tutorial too, as I'm slowly starting to try out clothes making! :)

I'd love if you linked this project up to my weekly
round tuit party at:

Hope you have a lovely week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

the cape on the corner said...

SO great! the perfect combo with your daughter, without being matchy matchy. such a fun print!

Krafty Kat said...

How cute! You guys look great! Wish I had something to wear with my daughter like that! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

Sasha said...

Wow! This is wonderful! I wish I could sew like this. I can't even sew a button. Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

So sweet that she wants to match! I really love the pleating in her skirt... a traditional style paired with a hip print... awesome!

Nathalia said...

love your blog, very cute *-*

Jen said...

I really like that skirt, you are very talented. Thank you for sharing at Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again this week!

To Sew With Love said...

what a great project! we are featuring it today! thanks for linking up. we can't wait to see what you have next week!

To Sew With Love said...

what a great project! we are featuring it today! thanks for linking up. we can't wait to see what you have next week!

NiNJADALiA. said...

aw, that's so cute!