Ever since the Rings of Ruffles skirt was released I have had the question asked over and over…”Do you make them for grown ups?” and over and over I have answered that with a decisive “no”. My biggest reason, other than I am just more into making children’s clothing at the moment, was that as the skirt got bigger it would get too heavy with all those ruffles and would be difficult to wear. As the inquiries grew and grew, though, I began to wonder if I was missing something. I just couldn’t see it as a woman’s skirt. I was afraid that the bulk would just not be flattering on a curvy body and that it was just too…well…childish. You may find it interesting with all the ruffle goodness of LilyGiggle that I, myself, am not a big “ruffle person” in my own wardrobe and so it was difficult for me to visualize such a thing. Today, it hit me, though. I began to see a way to make a ruffle skirt with some design changes and a touch of sophistication that would be something, even I, Mrs. Clean Lines, might wear out on the town. I also figured out a way to take away the weight and when it all came together in my noggin and I had my “Eureka!” moment I could not WAIT to get behind my sewing machine and knock it out! SuperDaddy took the littles to the Y for open swim and I had a few hours alone to make it happen…yesssss!Please excuse my wrinkly top. I was super eager to get some shots. Anyway…so what do you think??? I LOVE it! It is not heavy at all and is so stinkin’ comfy that I now know why my Loolie likes to wear hers so much. Should I make a tutorial and grade the pattern? I’m thinking XS to XL which would make it fit girls size 12-16 with a minor length adjustment and fit women sizes 0-18.
“Just go into the light, dear little fly”…my sweet daughter’s idea for taking care of a dead fly in the windowsill…inside the mind of a 5 year old with window crayons.
So if you happen to be in the Asheville, NC area for the next couple of weeks drop by 34 Lexington and see me in person. I’ll be showing a few items at the Indie Christmas Craft Sale along with some other very talented crafters.
This summer I began some changes with my LilyGiggle Etsy shop and now it is time to transfer that over to LilyGiggle.com as well. I’m not just making shoes any longer. In fact, I’m not making shoes much any more at all…at least, not the same shoes. I’ve been getting back to my roots and designing clothing again. You will find several of my designs as well as my friend, Jay’s, in my new collaborative shop FOX and DOE. You can buy our patterns there to sew your own one-of-a-kind children’s clothing. If you are more interested in buying something already made up then check out my Etsy store. Current shoe styles as well as other items are available there. Special thanks to Holly Tye Photography for taking my look up a notch (or a few notches, I should say!) as well at www.HollyTye.com.