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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lace for Days Skirt: Maternity Style



  I finally got around to making the Lace for Days Skirt from Elle Apparel.  I suppose that the skirt is more of an interpretation of the original skirt than anything, but I am very pleased with it.

I found the lace on a fantastic online shop called Deb's Lace-N-Trims.  Lace can be rather expensive, especially when it is wide.  This lace  $1/yard for 5 1/2" lace. It was a great buy!  I ended up having to buy two separate cuts of the lace, which come in 5 yard cuts,  but I absolutely love the results.  I lined the skirt in a butter cream colored taffeta that I found in the red tag apparel section of Joann's, for 75% off.


I made the skirt a bit longer than the original version of the skirt.  I also made it more of an A-line rather than a straight skirt.  I omitted the zipper, because even though I can attach a zipper, I'd rather not.


                                                
One thing that I'd change if I could, would be the overlap of the lace.  I didn't factor in enough overlap between the individual layers, and when I sit down some of the layers pull a bit exposing the lining of the skirt.                                
Clark really wanted to be included in this photo shoot.  He was striking poses with me as we got ready to head out the door to church. I love him.
When I designed this skirt I wanted to accommodate for a bit of waistline expansion.  You see, I fully hope/expect my waistline to grow substantially within the next 6 1/2 months.  Using 18 inches of ribbed knit, I created a comfortable, and stretchy waistband for the skirt.

I determined the width of the waistband by wrapping the ribbed knit (folded in  half hot dog style) around my waist.  I cut it so that it was just tight enough to stay up on my waist for the time being.  I expect that the ribbed knit panel will stretch to fit a full term pregnant belly.

Thanks for reading, and being patient with my lazy crafting and blogging as of late.  I've lacked a bit of energy.

Did you recognize the shirt and belt?  You can find the original posts here and here.

16 comments:

Emily said...

AAHH! CONGRATULATIONS!! So excited for you!! This skirt is absolutely lovely. :)

Kandice said...

Yay, congratulations on another baby! And this skirt is gorgeous...I was thinking yesterday that I really want to make one like this, so thanks for being brave and giving it a try!

Kelli said...

Congratulations! Exciting news! Cute skirt too.

Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

Congrats on the baby and your skirt is darling! I love the lace!

Mike and Shayla said...

I love the skirt. Congratulations!

Dacia said...

This skirt is beautiful! Visiting from keeping is simple :)

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

This skirt is awesome! I'm linking up to it on my facebook page. www.facebook.com/mommagoround. Thanks for sharing!

Lu said...

Yay yay yay! Congratulations! Oh, and the skirt is to DIE for. Love it. I will definitely be checking out Debs to make one of my own! :)

Quiltstory said...

Congrats!! That's the cutest baby bump ever. Darling skirt too! Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday.

Diane said...

Jake and Tricia!! We had no idea until now. Congrats!!! When are you due?? By the way I love the skirt!

the momma (aka Shannon) said...

cute skirt! congrats on the baby :)
i have yet to tackle any maternity clothes...but everytime i look in my closet i think i really should get around to it.
good job!

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

So pretty-I really like it!!

I love your little one striking a pose as well-too cute!!


I am a new follower of you-I really like your blog!!

Ty and Whitty said...

wow that is beautiful if I could sew I would totally make one. I found your blog through the someday crafts link party!

Leanne said...

Your skirt turned out adorable! Thanks for the link! I love your interpretation of it. And congrats on your little bun in the oven!

Sachiko said...

This is such a beautiful skirt! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog via MADE and I love it! Beautiful skirt! I'm wondering how you wash it?