Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Skirt

Easter Skirt is finished, I think.

May add belt loops and a ribbon belt, if I can find a ribbon that I think fits this well enough.

I made this to fit my DD and it fits her perfectly. Depending on if I decide to do the belt or not will determine whether I add a strip or two of elastic thread to the inside of the waistband for a snug fit.

The original pattern calls for 3 layers of ruffles, mine only has 2. I wanted a shorter skirt more of a 'tutu' type skirt, so I eliminated one set of ruffles.

This actually worked up very quickly. The time spent on this was about the equivalent of the average doily. Although I'm very happy with the results of this, for any future skirts using this pattern I will use either baby yarn or size 5 or 3 crochet cotton. Just preference mostly because of the weight differences between the thread and yarns.

Now I'm anxious to start more of these. I would like to make at least 3 more in newborn size for my shop. And another one for DD and one for my niece.  Well I'm off to start stitching another skirt.

As Always, Happy Stitching,
Ashly Newton

Easter Skirt WIP

This skirt is coming along quite nicely. I spent a few hours last night stitching up the waistband and the first row of the ruffles.

Today I've begun working on the mesh under the first row of ruffles and the base for the second row of ruffles.

I've repeatedly tried this on LW just to be sure that it will fit her come Easter. I am still unsure though how I will adorn the waistband. I suppose that will depend upon what I decide to do for her onesie.

The pattern that I am currently using can be found here. Also to the right here you will see a chart that I found that seems to be very similar to the video pattern that I am following.

The video, although not in English is very detailed and Svetlana takes her time to show you each small stitch.

The only thing I've changed from the video versus mine is #1 I am using crochet cotton thread size 10 and a size 7 steel hook, Also I changed colors from the waistband to the first ruffle and then again on the last 2 rounds on the ruffle. I've changed back to the white for the mesh under the first ruffle.

Oh, and lastly, there is only a brief moment where you get to actually see how many rows of mesh that you need to do before adding the next ruffle row, there are 7 rows under ruffle 1, and 7 rows under ruffle 2.

As Always, Happy Stitching!
Ashly Newton

Shades of Plum Skirt

Skirt is size 12-18 months. Stitched up with a size 5 steel hook and size 5 Bernat Handicrafter thread. Color combinations are amazing, and the Bernat thread is very soft and 'bouncy', which gives the entire skirt a plush feel. To this skirt I added 3 ruffles versus the 2 on the previous pink and white skirt. This skirt took almost the entire 371 yard ball of the multi colored thread and almost an entire ball of the green. 
Some of the mesh details under the ruffles.
The details inside the waistband of the elastic. 

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