twirly tula skirt

this skirt has been in my head for two months now, and it feels really great to have it come to life.

i recently discovered the glamourai (you know, like samurai?) via pinterest, and kelly has the most amazing style. this skirt is a loose interpretation of a gorgeous vintage number that she posted about here. someday i’d love to be lucky enough to find/make a skirt like hers, but in the meanwhile, i decided to make a more colorful miniature version for em.

the pattern is the free twirly skirt tutorial, by house on hill road. i made a couple of erin’s coffee cozies when i was first learning to sew, she saw them on flickr, and encouraged me (a couple times) to start a blog. i remember checking out the skirt tutorial and being a little intimidated by it back then, as a beginner. pretty funny now – it was a joy to sew, quick and smart. i made the smallest size and cut the full width selvedge to selvedge, which is plenty full for a 3T (a little tip i picked up here).

the print is from parisville by tula pink. em was excited that it has HER favorite colors (pink and purple) and MY favorite colors (blue and green). she’s VERY into favorite colors – a regular buddy the elf! :) the hem and waistband are kona aqua (leftover from my picnic blanket). the tie is grosgrain ribbon.

top it off with some after dinner froyo and shoulder rides from daddy when little legs get too tired to walk, and you’ve got one happy girl.

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