Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Little Tiny Sailboat Skirts

My other sister-in-law is having a baby girl (any day now) and for her baby shower, I made a little Oliver + S Sailboat Skirt in dark denim.  It was so cute, I had to make one...well, actually, two...Sailboat Skirts for Miss S.  I made another exactly like the one I made for my sister-in-law in dark denim, then I made one in a tan fine wale corduroy that I've had in my stash for a few years.  I used the size 6-12 months, and cut the elastic a little smaller to fit.

There's a little kickpleat in the back to give a little more room to move and sit.  The front waistband is flat, but there's elastic in the back for comfort and flexibility.

The front buttons open so it is easier to put on.

I love these little skirts.  They look so cute on.  They look kind of like doll skirts and kind of like adult skirts.  I think they're absolutely adorable.

I used some vintage shell buttons that I got from this Etsy seller (still on the card!).  I love the pattern and color of these buttons.  The off-white looks great with both the dark denim and the tan corduroy.

(Obviously, I like them...unfortunately, they're almost gone)

I edgestitched the edges with a heavy thread to make it stand out more.  I like using Coats & Clark Heavy Duty thread to do topstitching, because my machine handles it well and it shows up well.  I also used a topstitching needle, otherwise my machine jams up with thread this heavy.

Anyway, I think they turned out cute!


  1. The heavy duty thread makes all the difference. I would never have thought of that.

  2. Love the denim version. I have just made this skirt too. Love the winter look with the denim and corduroy. Well done.

  3. Look...I found your blog today :) When you say "other" sister-in-law I know you mean "favorite" :)