Mardi Gras Jupe

June 19, 2008

The style of this skirt reminded me of a fiesta which is why I named it after Mardi Gras. Out of the handful of words I retained from the six credits of French I took in college, I managed to remember the translation for skirt- which is jupe. Since the french language is so rooted in Louisiana, I thought it would fit perfectly with this skirt.

You can't tell very well from the top and right photographs but I used a hankerchief-feel, threadbare cotton fabric- gauzy enough to barely see through. To offset the navy I added a white rickrack. It is a tiered skirt and I used double-the-fabric for each subsequent tier to really give the skirt full body.

On a separate note, I'll be using a smaller version of the tissue paper flowers for the guests at the girls birthday party in July. They're so easy to make and look so lively. Great to tie onto a ponytail.

14 {comments}:

Good-Grace said... Best Blogger Tips

This is darling - and I love the sheer, gauzy fabric!

mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely adorable. The white rickrack is to die for!

Chelsea said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously. So cute!

Dawn Elizableth said... Best Blogger Tips

So simple and beautiful. Perfect for summer!

Shelly G & Hope P said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable... I love the contrast... it is perfect...

Leslie said... Best Blogger Tips

Fun, fun, fun!!! I want a headpiece like that. :)

Rebecca Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips

It's so sweet and flouncy!
Whenever I visit your blog I always wish for a little girl to sew for!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the skirt, LOVE the headpiece! Wish I was little again to be able to pull it off!

Erin Neiner said... Best Blogger Tips

This is my first time at your blog and I think it might be my new favorite-sewing-for-children site!!! :) I love the creativity and style that booms out of your handiwork! So, how long have you been sewing? Because I have a new sewing machine packed away that I keep telling myself to pull out and get to work on. Your stuff is just great!!! Only, I would be sewing for 2 little princes instead of princesses! :)

Linnea said... Best Blogger Tips

Jupe! What a great word :o) Such a pretty skirt you created, too. I hope you're having a fantastic and relaxing weekend!

Kristin said... Best Blogger Tips

That is PRECIOUS! My girls need a couple of those!

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ella kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

I was so smitten by this I bought fine navy cotton today...and thought perhaps I could embroider some cream details...hmmm. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

Holly said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh man.... This little skirt is SOOOO SASSY!!!! I want one for myself!!!!!

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