Thursday, July 14, 2011

Trisha's Treasures

This skirt is another product of the Children's Corner Sewing School from last October. It was designed by Trisha Smith, another very sweet and very talented teacher at the school. We made this skirt two ways, this corduroy with panels and a crazy patch skirt. I love love love these patterns because they FIT. This little panel skirt has two strips of elastic on the sides of the waist band; you can see the pins if you look carefully and I am going to pull it up a little tighter before I do the final stitching. The Children's Corner designers take such care with their measurements; I can make a size and know just who in my gaggle of girls is going to wear it! The skirt needed a special t-shirt, and I had this little target t-shirt in my pie I started searching for an applique that I could do in pink corduroy. I found the little strawberry and thought that Issa would like it. I won't bore you with the details, but it took HOURS to stitch out. I am not sure if it was operator error (very likely) or very odd digitizing, but I had to repeat several color stitch outs to cover errors. The satin sitch is very narrow, and I like the look, but I had to trim AFTER the satin stitch so I am going to have some fraying.
By the way, this skirt is fully lined with a pretty raspberry gingham, Issa will appreciate the comfort.

OOPS! Have to go back and clip some jump threads.
I could tell that Issa liked this skirt, (obviously not from the big smile). It is a venture into big girl clothes, and THAT makes me a little sad.


  1. So precious---and on the swing!

    I have a sewing proposal to make to you. Will e-mail.

  2. I took this class with you. I'm from MS. I have the pattern for the skirt, but not the written handout. I finished my skirt. My granddaughter loved it. I did not finish Lezette's dress. I'm so proud of you. Would you email me at Thanks.

  3. This is adorable! I love the embroidery!

  4. Shannon, you have inspired me to sew for myself; i can't wait to find the time to search the vogue catalogues. Loved the dress with the criss cross front, (the X dress). So many projects; so little time