Sunday, February 27, 2011

Totally Girly


*the inside of the skirt and my new tags!
A long time ago (about a year or so?) I saw this skirt on etsy. I wanted to buy it for my Emily's BFF, Emilee (for her birthday). But i didn't for one reason or another. Anyway, I stumbled upon the pattern to make it myself and almost (just almost) peed my pants in excitement!! Emily's new friend Cheyenne just had her birthday and she's really girly so I thought this would be perfect!
The really cool thing about this is it's made with no-fray nylon chiffon. It feels like a nylon slip. Really soft but snags on my roughed up cuticles! The chiffon is from this shop and it's sooo cheap! It's 54" wide and $1.69 a yard! I bought 3 different pinks, 1 yard each. I used almost all of it. I made each ruffle a double layer so it took a little more than normal. I also made the size 8 because I had trouble understanding the ratio thing. I don't do math. I.don't.do.math. So I went with the size used as an example in the instructions because it already had the math done for it! As it turns out, it is the perfect size for Cheyenne and even though Ava and Emily are smaller than Cheyenne (just shorter) it looks good on them too. I bought 3 different blues to make Emily one too. She requested blue but when I made this one she said she doesn't remember telling me she wanted blue and how about we do pink!
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I had fun taking and editing these photos of Ava. She was really good at taking direction! I know it's odd I have my watermark on each photo so it looks overboard but I hadn't intended on grouping them in twos when I did the watermark. Just needed to explain myself..
I used Florabella Actions: morning glory with some sweet haze on top. The pictures are kind of my ode to this photographer. She has really really inspired me.


11 comments:

Corinnea said...

And totally AH. MAZ. ING. I LOVE your photos! As an ode, you nailed it, yet definitely with your own touch.

The skirt is darling and Ava is gorgeous!

I might need a skirt like this for dress up... no??

Norma's Nonsense said...

PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Betty Crocker Ass said...

so totally cute! she's kind of turning into a little ham! I love it.

Kelly's Korner said...

That is SO cute!!! Ava is adorable! I love the one behind the quilt, and the one with the elephant on her head. Yup, I could see the influence from the other photographer. It's funny to think of you making something so incredibly girly for a girl who's favorite animal is the dinosaur! Hehe!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the skirt and the pictures. I mean I seriously love it! It is so girly and precious. So is that baby that I love :) JennyBean

Anonymous said...

Love it. You did a really good job. Ava looks absolutely precious in those pics. Oh, and i still can't believe you cut off those curls!
Lisa Baker

Jessica said...

I LOVE this! It's things like this that make me really hope I have a girl someday! Actually I am also trying to figure out how I can get away with wearing one... so pretty and the photographs rock!

Heather said...

LOVE this!!! I've been dreaming of a Cyndi Lauper type of skirt for the little girls in my life. Thanks for the awesome link!!! It's really not hard to make? Yours is beautiful!

jules said...

That skirt is beautiful, and those pictures of Ava are really, really good!

jules said...

I just looked at these pictures again, and they look like cool catalog photos.

~Beth D. said...

Now I want to make this, too! I have been NOT buying the pattern, but now I have to. Thanks. And I really do mean thanks! I love this skirt. great job!!

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