Monday, November 7, 2011

Skirting the issue

Ok, so sorry to do it this way, but I'm looking for some feed back on the skirts I've been making.

I've been sewing off and on since high school, and have  just been making gifts and things for my kids. I'm ready to move on and make more, but need it to be the right thing.

Please be brutally honest, I'd really rather have honest feedback and do the right thing than to have nice comments and do the wrong thing.

Please let me know if your daughter would wear these. How old is she?
Would you ever purchase something like this? (I'm not asking you to buy it, just whether or not you would.) How much would you pay for it? Honestly. (overpricing is no good, nor is underpricing for that matter) How much do you think it should sell for, if anything?Is there something that you see that you like, or DON'T like? Also, do you shop on ever?

These particular skirts are made from up-cylced materials with appliqued designs. There is a two inch elastic waist band.

I've got lots of other stuff, but depending on feedback I'd like to start here.
(also, I'm just learning to take pictures of this stuff, so it doesn't come out so good)
I've put the measurements of the waist and length down. The waist measurement is when it is Not stretched out. These babies give quite a bit. Allowing a lot of years of wear and growth.

Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance!!

18" waist, 12" length
Upcycled from a thin cotton sweater

Waist is 19", length 11"
So I said they are appliqued, but this one isn't. The center stripes are sewn in seperating the skirt.

The purple material is a polyester breathable material.

19" waist, 10"length
Cotton blend with heart applique

20"waist, 13" length
More of a spring summer look than fall. But it's a cotton blend with lemon applique.

Closer view of the waist band

21"waist, 14.5"length
Tried a little different technique with the top. Only the very top red blend portion contains the  2" elastic


  1. Holly, these skirts are beautiful! Arkansas would love wearing these! She loves soft materials so these would suit her just fine. Well done!

  2. I love the heart skirt and the sporty Spice athletic looking skirt. Too adorable!! If you get up and running, Eliza will buy the heart one for Valentines Day!.
    Hope you and the fam are doing well...I miss seeing your smiling face :(

  3. I am glad to see that you are still using your Ms. Frasier skills :-) I tried last year getting back into sewing and realized that I need to replace the machine I have had since YHS. I also like the heart and sport skirts. I am sure there is a market of this. Keep it up!