Matching Skirts

Ellison Lane Quilts (super fun & cute quilting & sewing website) is having a Summer Sewing Contest.   This is my entry in the “Clothing” category:

I love matching with my girls – I know it’s kind of nerdy.  I must get it from my mom.  When I was a child she would sew coordinating outfits for myself, my little brother, and little sister.  For these skirts, I choose fabric that would all coordinate and then choose a style of skirt that reflects each of us.  My skirt (below) has a waist band, zipper and pleats.  I love that it lays nice and flat and as a bit of structure.

 Ella’s skirt (below) looks more like a 12 year old.  It has an elastic waist band for an easy fit, and two longer ruffles on the bottom.  It is the perfect length for a 12 year old – not too short and hits just below the knee.  I love that it has lots of flow.

Sally’s skirt is the perfect skirt for an energetic yet fancy 4 year old!  I originally wanted it to have two layers of ruffles.  When I had sewn the first two I realized that it was way too short.  So, another hour later, it had another ruffle.  This skirt has an elastic waist band and I covered it with 2 belt loops and a fabric sash.  Each layer of ruffle is separate from the others and has ric rac trim.
I decided we ALL needed to match – so the guys got coordinating ties.  Ties are interesting in their construction – I had never sewn one before.  I took apart an old tie and just used it as the pattern.  Ties are mostly pressing and hand sewing. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you think!!



  1. So cute!

  2. Love it! I made a dress for my granddaughter out of the fabric on the lower ruffle of your four-year-old’s skirt. I love the way you coordinated the fabrics and ties.

  3. Love that you were able to make something for everyone.

  4. I’m over from Elison Lane Quilts – I love your skirts! The fabrics are so bright and pretty! Everyone looks so lovely in their new clothes! Great job!!

  5. I love your skirts and ties! Great job. Thanks for entering the contest. Good luck!

  6. Those are the cutest skirts and ties! You are amazing! LOVE THEM!

  7. Beautiful skirts!! I love how you made each one suitable for the age of the person wearing it. Love that Amy B. fabric! Good luck in the sewing contest – you have my vote 🙂

  8. You get my vote for the summer sewing contest! Awesome!!!!!!!

  9. Wow, very cute. I love matching my girls as well.

  10. These are great!! I really love the skirts and it’s so fun you were able to make matching ties for the guys. Beautiful family photo 🙂

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