{ snowed in } making the best of it
{ sewing } parade of Christmas Gifts, for the superhero

{sewing } Parade of Christmas Handmades begins

Believe it or not, we are almost done with the gift giving and I can start sharing some handmade gifts.  I completely underestimated how much time these gifts would could take, but the challenge was fun.  And I'm pretty stoked that it all got done.  Joc, now you will understand why I didn't get the book read for book club last month.

Without further ado, let's commence with what I am calling the Parade of 2009 Christmas PPF Handmades!  Alternately titled, Miss Chris Toots her Own Horn (But Figures This is Her Blog So That's OK.)

This is the Aubrey Skirt.


Who doesn't love a good twirly skirt?  This one is made with a 4" drop yoke waist and an uber-gathered panel from stash fabric (cotton and a lightweight taffeta). The yoke reduces bulk at the waist and the band at the bottom gives the skirt some body, which I like for little girls.  You can't see it here, but there is quite a bit of contrast top-stitching, giving it a nice finished look.  There was also a matching hairbow because this girl  likes her accessories.    :) 

I think she liked it.

It's basically a modified tube+casing skirt, but I could draw up a tutorial I knew there would be takers... 

Next up: capes.  Oh my.


Sara Neyer

Cannot wait for the rest of the Parade and would LOVE a tute of the skirt. I love to make things but still require a great deal of hand-holding in the form of step by step instructions.

Ellen Magers

Darling skirt...I'd love a tutorial! Thanks for being willing to share.


Adorable. Can't wait to see the capes!

Patty Boyd

I just love me a great parade of handmades! I'm just going to stand right here until the next parade entry comes along. :)


You are my new favorite blog!!!! I love love love coming here and YES! I'd love a tutorial on the skirt. My 9-yr-old would love it!
Can't wait to view the rest of the parade. I'm determined to start making next year's gifts in the next month so could use your great ideas!


I am so over all the skirts that are all over the blogs, but this my friend, is a good one.

Love it.

Maggie Judi

my little girl loves to twirl and so naturally i would love to see a tutorial!


Looks great. Twirly skirts are the best.


Love the skirt! Especially sweet fabric choices....black and white checks. Love. Count me in for the turorial. I've been making things for my 8 year old niece. She is very twirly and would love it.

Rachel H

I'd definitely love a tutorial for the skirt...my daughter's almost two and she already likes "twirly" clothes.


This is fantastic!!f My daughter is still a little young for this style...but I will certainly remember this in a year or two.


Cute cute cute! I SO need to make one of these for one of my nieces!


would love a tutorial if you have the time!!! what was the book you were suppose to read last month? my book club is looking for new suggestions!

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