Winter Heart Skirt

Valentine heart skirt, easy sewing for teens, grunge, The Velvet Aubergine

She is so grown up. Taller, more mature in every way, and she definitely has that "irritated yet tolerating it" look down pat.

I made her this quick gathered skirt yesterday. It's a simple rectangle gathered and sewn to a giant, purple elastic at the waist.  I found it a little bit tricky, to be honest. I had to pull on the elastic so much to get the skirt to gather that my hands were sore! I suspect that this is because the fabric weight is more of a bottom weight. (I've seen this kind of skirt around the internet mostly in light cottons.) And I wanted it to be very gathered, so I used the entire selvedge to selvedge of 60". Valentine heart skirt, easy sewing for teens, grunge, The Velvet Aubergine

So, um, don't do that.

Or maybe you should! Because as much as I found that final step flummoxing, I love the way this turned out - a little homage to the grungy days of yore. Bea was pretty happy with it too.

Valentine heart skirt, easy sewing for teens, grunge, The Velvet Aubergine

Valentine heart skirt, easy sewing for teens, grunge, The Velvet Aubergine

The heart pockets are lined with a more cheerful, spring fabric.

Valentine heart skirt, easy sewing for teens, grunge, The Velvet Aubergine

The hem is more hearts. I'm still considering whether I'm into this finishing or not. I almost never use the special stitches on my machine and I've been attempting to put them into more things. Bea does like it though, and that's what matters here.

Valentine heart skirt, easy sewing for teens, grunge, The Velvet Aubergine

The infinity scarf was a Christmas present. Like the terrible mother I am, I 'borrow' it all the time. In my defense, this combo of soft flannel plaid and giant pom-poms goes with everything.

(That's not much of a defense.)

2 thoughts on “Winter Heart Skirt

  1. Michelle

    I love this~ and your girl looks so sweet in it too!
    Um I ALWAYS borrow things from my oldest, because I have no stylish things to wear ever. Her accessories are WAY better than anything I have! LOL
    Those fuchsia tights I was wearing today were hers. Yup. No shame.

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