Gingham Market Skirt

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo The Market Skirt Tutorial Link to website or photo www.danamadeit.com/2008/07/tutorial-the-market-skirt.html What are you most proud of? I like how the pockets turned out. In the tutorial, the pockets are added last. I could never get the pocket placement right that way. This time I put the pockets on before I gathered the skirt. I measured equal distances from the center front...but guessed as to how far apart to put them. Sewing the pockets on first worked out great. I am posting a tutorial (my first) on my blog [http://mosews.blogspot.com] on how I made the pockets. I could really use some feedback, so if you get a chance, come on over and leave a comment! TYVM Hope you aren't getting tired of my stash... but I'm into recycling, and part of that is using what I already have! :D What advice would you give someone starting this project? WARNING: These are addictive!! Especially if you have a special little lady (or two) to make them for! The tutorial is great. The 'pattern' is made up of just strips (rectangles) of fabric! The construction is basic, and simply explained with plenty of pictures! I suggest making one up just the way Dana has done, and then from there go crazy if you want. Her tutorial is really easy to follow, and well-done.

What you will need

  • b/w gingham
  • and flowered b/w gingham from my stash. Kona in white for the ruffle and waistband.

Q&A with mo.sews

NanaJeanFL asked:
Wonderful Mo! I just love this and thanks for the heads up on the tutorial. I want to make some little girls in my life. This one is especially pretty with all the detail work. I know your granddaughter will be thrilled!
mo.sews answered:
Jean.. you'll love the tutorial, and she (Dana) has a bunch of them! And THIS skirt pattern can "grow" as the little girls grow. Plus she had a snazzy trick or two for gathering that made it easy. If I get it together I'll add how I made the pockets on this one... because I just made it up as I went along.
Darns asked:
These are so cute they make me wish I had a little girl to sew for!
mo.sews answered:
Thank you Darns! I think your June BOM blocks inspired me to use my embroidery stitches on this one!
sewfine8 asked:
Made this for my 5 year Great grandaughter,she loves it
mo.sews answered:
Thank you for sharing that! It's gratifying when they love something you've made for them isn't it?