Sunday, August 9, 2009

Skirts, Skirts, Skirts!


I absolutely loved this new fabric by Riley Blake Designs and just had to make an outfit for my little Kora Belle. She's nearly 18 months old and is my only grand daughter (right now). I'm sure she'll continue to be a bit spoiled by her grammi. I love making little clothes. When My DD Ariel saw me making skirts for Kenna and Kora she begged me to make her a skirt too but, I will have to show you those later as I haven't taken pictures of them quite yet.

The skirt pattern is by Chelsea Andersen of Pink Fig Patterns and can be made with strips of fabric or without. It's nice to have multiple options.



This is Kora Belle. I've been trying to get a picture of her in her skirt but I haven't found the right moment. Darn! I hate missing the moment when it's brand new and you're trying it on them. I did finally find a darling shirt at Walmart that matched it perfectly. Kora loves her momma's purse so I had to make a matching one to go with her outfit. Isn't it darling?



The Buttercup Purse is designed by Rae of Made by Rae. Both patterns are fun and easy to make. I really loved the buttercup purse and made one for Kassidy and one for Kenna and then a smaller one for Kora Belle. Just so you know I reduced the pattern pieces by 65% and made the strap 2 1/2" wide instead of 3" and the pocket I made 4" x 8" and then I made the length of the strap 17" long. You can adjust the length of the purse strap to the little girl you're making it for.

Thank you Chelsea and Rae for your creative inspirations and these wonderful patterns.

21 comments:

Lori Holt said...

Kim,
That skirt is adorable and so is Kora! What a cutie...and the matching mini purse, so cute.
I love how you made the skirt extra special by making the purse too...being a grandma is the best!

Pat said...

Can't wait to see the photo of that little cutie in the skirt, which is terrific! The purses are very nice, too. Good job, Grammi!!!

Jackie said...

Just adorable both your granddaughter and the skirt. The purse is just too cute. What girl wouldn't want a matching purse? You are one terrific grandmother!

Material Mary said...

What a lucky little girl to have such a pretty "twirl" skirt and a purse to match!! Darling.
Mary

dotti white said...

I love the little skirt and matching purse! I love to make little girl pretties like that! Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a darling skirt...with the perfect prints. Now I had already been eyeing that purse pattern....but it doesn't have a finished size anywhere and I definitely need at least a certain size purse. Do you happen to remember the rough dimensions?

Very cute! Thanks.

Heather said...

Cute!! Love the idea of shrinking the buttercup bag pattern for a little girl - will have to try this for my daughter. Cheers

Needled Mom said...

Love the skirt and the bags. I can't wait to see the skirt modeled. Those are great fabrics.

Nedra said...

The little sunglasses on her are the best. What a cutie.
And the purses will be so fun to put all of her little things inside.

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute Kim! Looks like you're having a blast sewing for girls. Can't wait to see little Kora Belle in her new skirt!

Barb said...

That skirt is adorable and so is the little one that will be sporting it along with the purse.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Kora in sunglasses is SO CUTE! She must be just precious in that skirt! And a matching bag - what a Grandma!! Some day I hope to have some grandbabies to spoil just like you do!!!

Mrs Quilty said...

Kora Belle is adorable!!! So glad you posted her picture!! What a sweet skirt you made her! I would spoil her too!!! Darling!

Mimi Sue said...

I'm so enjoying your blog. Love the little skirt and bag. My little grandaughters would love them! Mimi

Jenibelle said...

Kim, do you remember CJ Behling from camp? She just got signed as a designer for Riley Blake!! A Brentwood girl!! I'll let you know what her line is called, the first one is coming out in Sept-Oct.! Fun!

Cindy said...

Kim, I haven't been on blogs much in the last few months but have always followed your wonderful site, you're an inspiration to me with all that create. Your Little Skirt is darling as are the purses. Please know that you're thought of often.
Hugs and blessings coming your way.
Cindy

SY said...

Kim,
You are a verrrrry GOOD Grandmother!! So cute!

randi said...

Too cute! Little kids are hard to chase down for photos! I am sure the perfect skirt-wearing moment will pop up soon! :)

Randi

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Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So cute. I asked my 16 year old if she wanted me to make her a skirt and she looked at me like I was an alien. She actually prefers hand-me-downs. But with 6 older sisters, she has plenty I guess. I just thought it would be fun to make a skirt. Not that I have time for it!

Carin said...

The skirt and the purses are beautiful, your grand daughter is so darling!

Aunt Spicy said...

Really, super cute! THe fabrics are fabulous!