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{ sewing } mini boden challenge: party skirt

We're plugging along here at the Fence, chipping away at the Mini Boden Challenge tear-out stack that is taunting me from the corner of my studio.

boden challenge 2: bubble skirt

Is it ever so fun.   And some of you have joined in!  Woohoo!

I went ahead and set up a flickr group, so we can all post our knock-offs and pat each other on the back and talk about how clever we are, over coffee.  Won't it be exciting to see how productive we've been? 

Boden-insp-bubble

Today's inspiration was regretfully left out of the initial post.  It is a "bubble/balloon" skirt with a fun print that could easily get dressed up or down.  I didn't use a yoga-style knit waist like boden did, and I think that it would be a nice way to relieve some bulk at the top.  However, I did some pleating before running my elastic casing through the waist, so it isn't nearly as bulky as it could have been.

boden challenge 2: bubble skirt

I think this would drape and swish better if done in a rayon or washable silky blend.  I do have some of that, so we might just have another go-round.  This was pretty quick, once I had my head around the logistics of it!

boden challenge 2: bubble skirt

[ Fabric: Caitlin Blooms in Spice from Alexander Henry.]

There is a little removable rosette for the front for some texture.  It matches the quick hair bows I made for the pony tails.  After our little photo shoot, Fidget told me she "just loves looking beautiful.  Like this, mommy.  I love it when I get to dress up in pretty clothes you make for me."

Well then.  Okay.  How could I ever resist that? 

Moreover, Why would I want to?!

Happy Weekending, peeps!  xoxo
~miss chris

13 thoughts on “{ sewing } mini boden challenge: party skirt”

  1. Seriously? That is so very cute. I’m loving the fabric (and want to know where it came from). I can’t wait until Kit is big enough for bubble skirts. And did you use a pattern or do you magically know how to make a bubble skirt? And why do I keep trying to type “buggle skirt” instead?
    Oh, and the boots. Love.

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  2. ADORABLE! Don’t you love kiddos that love to wear mommy’s creations?
    Thanks for setting up the flickr group! Can’t wait to see everyone’s creations!

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  3. I love the photos of Little Miss there! She’s cheeky enough to get away with this type of modelling. And the skirt is beautiful too : )

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