Friday, June 20, 2014

Cherry Pie Skirt on Tour!

Welcome to my blog for Day 2 of the Cherry Pie Skirt Tour!

image credit: PiePie Designs

If you haven't been to Crafty Hour before, hi! I hope you'll have a look around today. I'm Laura, a stay-at-home-mom to two boys (almost 7 and just 5) and one darling almost 3-year-old, Abigail, who's helping out today.

I've been sewing since I was 5 or so - really seriously just the last 8 years. I like to dabble in other handcrafts but always come back to my machines. My little lady has made the last 2.5 years of sewing so much fun! Ruffles! And lace. And colour! But today is not about colour - my version of the Cherry Pie skirt is rather simple, maybe elegant?

I had fun with this little project! From start to finish, it was under 2 hours to put together. The fabric is a drapey black suiting fabric, leftover from a skirt I made years ago (I knew there was a reason to save all those random pieces!). I added a lining inside because the fabric is a little bit sheer. I followed the pattern's option for lining, but cut the lining the shorter skirt length all around. For the hem, I just serged the raw edge and then stitched flat black lace around the hem, with the edges of the lace and the serged edge aligned. Then I flipped the lace down and topstitched all around the skirt.

Abigail loved it as soon as it came off the machine - but there was a problem. She had nothing suitable to wear with it! :p So I made up a quick little flutter-sleeve tank (adapted from the Streamline Tee pattern).

To celebrate the release of this new pattern, Lisa of PiePie Designs is giving away a copy of the pattern.

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If you don't win the pattern, you can get a copy for the introductory price of $5 until June 27th (after that it will be $7) from Lisa's Craftsy or Etsy shopsBe sure to visit the other stops in the pattern tour to see all the pretty options of this skirt on display and possibly win the pattern!


  1. Love this skirt! Thank you for being a part of the tour!

  2. so cute and elegant on Abigail! love the lace!