April 02, 2007
The good news: the twirly skirt tutorial is finished!
The bad news: I can't get it up on my blog the way I want. I have spent the entire afternoon trying different things and still can't get it right. If there are any typepad users out there who can help, I'd appreciate it. Here's the deal: I set it up as a photo album. In design configuration, when I click on the photo album to show in the sidebar, you can only see my description/introduction. I don't want this (lengthy) information there. What I really want is a thumbnail of the above skirt that you click to take you to the gallery/tutorial. Anybody have an idea? For all of those waiting, it's coming. I promise.
Thank you Kim!!!! You can find the tutorial link in the right side bar. Ahhh...finished!
Oh, I'm waiting with baited breath, but I don't know that I can help you with Typepad---I'm still a bit fuzzy on its ins & outs.
I do remember something like when setting up a photo album, there being a choice as to whether you want a specific image to display on the title page---would that mean on your blog, too? Also, could you link up your photo album in the url portion and add your file image in the display portion----like what people do to add 'buttons' and such on their sidebars? Just a couple ideas...I'm afraid I'm not too helpful with this...
FYI, Bloglines isn't feeding Typepad blogs today, for some reason---someone else pointed it out to me and I've noticed it, too... Good luck & I can't wait!
Posted by: Amber A. | April 02, 2007 at 04:55 PM
Sorry, I can't help you with the Typepad issues, but I love the skirt!
Posted by: Anina | April 02, 2007 at 05:14 PM
love the colors...waiting patiently!
Posted by: heidi | April 02, 2007 at 05:17 PM
Beautiful skirt Erin. I too will wait patiently for the tutorial. Sorry I can't help out I'm on Blogger.
Posted by: Erin S. | April 02, 2007 at 05:24 PM
Cute twirly skirt! I've just made a twirly skirt this weekend :)
I'm afraid I won't be able to help with your Typepad problem, since I'm totally new to it :(
Posted by: Mirre | April 02, 2007 at 05:26 PM
Here's what you do:
Upload the photo you want to use as a thumbnail into your blog files. (Go into your blog. Control panel. Files. Then upload it.) Then in your typelist that you want to show up in the side bar, put the thumbnail url as the title in between img tags (Like this: ) Then link it to the photo album. Hope that helps!!! Yell if this doesn't work and I'd be happy to help! :)
Posted by: Kim | April 02, 2007 at 05:30 PM
oh - i'm looking forward to it!!
p.s. i sent you a little happy today!
Posted by: meg | April 02, 2007 at 05:46 PM
That is such a pretty skirt! I'm going to have to get some of that fabric, I love it!
Posted by: katie | April 02, 2007 at 06:06 PM
Well, sounds like Kim explained how you could do it. Good luck! Can't wait to see it.
Posted by: kat | April 02, 2007 at 06:35 PM
*Love* the colors of that skirt!
Posted by: beki | April 02, 2007 at 07:54 PM
ooh, I have just finished up another skirt for my girl so this is perfect timing (because around here, there is no such thing as too many skirts)! yay, thank you!
Posted by: daria | April 02, 2007 at 08:09 PM
This is fantastic! Thank you so, so, so, so much for your tutorial. I'll send you a photo when I get the chance to make one. Flickr group anyone?
Posted by: Meegan Blue | April 02, 2007 at 08:34 PM
That is the cutest skirt. I want to make one in my size.
Posted by: Cynthia | April 02, 2007 at 09:21 PM
Thanks so much! The tutorial look great. Someone in our house turns seven Friday. I think a new skirt and tee are in order!
Posted by: Stacy Trites | April 02, 2007 at 10:21 PM
I'm glad someone else helped you with the Typepad stuff. I use Typepad, but not their photo albums, so I'm no help.
I've always liked that fabric you used for the skirt -- cute, cute!
Posted by: amy h | April 02, 2007 at 10:56 PM
Phew! Glad you got it. After going back to read my previous instructions, I realize that I didn't do a very good job at explaining. And I sort of sounded like a "know-it-all", which I TOOOOOTALLY am not. ACK! Just glad you got it to work. The skirt is darling. :)
Posted by: Kim | April 03, 2007 at 01:47 AM
too cute. i think i am going to make one for myself out of some vintage pillowcases i picked up. just right for our spring heat wave. thanks for the instructions.
Posted by: jeanetta | April 03, 2007 at 08:38 AM
thank you thank you!
Posted by: kirsten | April 03, 2007 at 08:52 AM
another thing on my "to do" list...I've got a stash of vintage pillow cases and might try it with those. thanks erin!
Posted by: julie (jane's apron) | April 03, 2007 at 09:24 AM
Thank you, this is so awesome and my girls have been begging me to make them some summer skirts.
Posted by: anna | April 03, 2007 at 09:37 AM
Thanks, your a star
Posted by: Suzie Sews | April 03, 2007 at 12:18 PM
oh my gosh this is the CUTEST skirt I have ever seen in my life.
Posted by: jen | April 04, 2007 at 06:40 PM
I love the skirt. It is sooooo cute.
Posted by: Milly Torres | April 05, 2007 at 12:16 PM
very very cute skirt, you did a great job! That fabric oh is that ever pretty!
Posted by: Natasha | April 05, 2007 at 09:18 PM
Oh, Erin, your work never ceases to amaze me! This skirt is darling - I love the fabric color and pattern selection, and the design is so sweet!
Posted by: sulu-design | April 11, 2007 at 07:36 PM
Wow Erin!!!! Thanks so much for that amazing tutorial!!!! I will be making Libby one for sure!!!!! :)
Posted by: leslie | April 12, 2007 at 11:13 PM
this is fantastic erin!!! thank you so much!
Posted by: hannah | May 02, 2007 at 10:53 AM
I have just made this skirt for my 2yo niece. Can't wait to give it to her. Thank you so much for your tutorial!
Posted by: Wendy | August 18, 2007 at 01:33 AM
Thanks for the great tutorial - I tried it for the first time and unfortunately used material that was too thick and didn't work as I had expected. But I'm going to have another go!!!
Posted by: Meghan | October 02, 2007 at 06:59 AM
I've finally gotten around to making this skirt for my little girl and I'm kicking myself for putting it off for so long. It's a wonderful tutorial and exactly, exactly, exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us. I think I'm going to be brave and try an adult size, too.
Thanks again. So much.
Posted by: elsa | December 23, 2007 at 12:21 AM
This skirt was my first time sewing clothing. Your tutorial made it very easy. I made three of them in the same fabric for my daughters for Easter. They are 10, 2, and 4 months. They look so cute! Thanks.
Posted by: Tara H. | March 20, 2008 at 04:36 PM
Thanks for the great tutorial. I've made my daughter two skirts following it and we both love them!
Posted by: Kammy | September 17, 2008 at 03:12 AM
Great tutorial -- just finished my first of two skirts for some birthday girls. However, am I supposed to leave this big hole on the left side (where the tie/ribbon comes out)? On step 2, we're told to sew the left side seam 1.5 inches from the top, but there aren't instructions to close it? Thanks.
Posted by: Melanie | September 20, 2008 at 12:32 AM
I LOVE this tute. I made two for my daughter and one for a friend's daughter and I email it to all my friends! Thanks for sharing this easy pattern for a super cute skirt!
Posted by: Cindy | February 25, 2009 at 05:26 PM
Thank you for sharing this. I love, love , love this skirt and want to make it for my daughter real soon. Can you share where you got this fabric from. I have tried to find it but no luck. Thank you.
Posted by: Ari | February 26, 2009 at 03:41 PM
Thank you for this tutorial! I have made my first skirt for my 6 year old daughter and I can't believe how easy it was! She picked the fabrics and I sewed. I am new to making clothing and am so inspired by the tutorials I have found. If you start a Flickr page for pictures, I will post one. Thanks again!
Posted by: Jenny Yarbrough | July 01, 2009 at 02:36 PM
I love that fabric. Any chance you know the designer of that fabric?
Posted by: Jasmin | February 01, 2010 at 11:25 AM
The fabric is from the Flea Market Fancy line by Denyse Schmidt. Unfortunately, it's out of print.
Posted by: Erin | house on hill road | February 01, 2010 at 12:15 PM
I love this skirt! but i have a question. I would like to make myself AND my lil girls matching skirts for a photo shoot in july. Do you have any suggestions for converting this into an adult sized skirt? Im kinda new at sewing clothes, mostly just quilt! lol
Posted by: angela | May 10, 2010 at 07:16 PM
The trick with making this for an adult is that women have hips and sometimes all that fabric isn't the most flattering. I'd suggest using 1.5 your waist measurement for the width of the fabric. Or find a nice gathered skirt pattern at the store and just add the band at the bottom. Good luck!
Posted by: Erin | house on hill road | May 10, 2010 at 08:07 PM
Thank you for this tutorial!! I had pinned it on Pinterest a few weeks ago. When my daughter needed a special skirt for Character Day at school I didn't stress. I knew I had found great directions on how to make one myself (and I'm not a very good sewer!). Thanks again!!
Posted by: Kathryn | January 12, 2012 at 10:01 AM
I have a question about the tutorial. I cut my fabric to fit the 38-42 inches tall child. On slide 2 it says to pin the skirt pieces right side together. I'm confused: Do I lay the two pieces on top of each other and pin it that way? And do I sew on the short side or the long side? Thanks!
Posted by: Emily | March 16, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Hi Emily - You do lay the two pieces on top of each other and you sew the short sides. Hope that helps. Erin
Posted by: Erin | house on hill road | March 17, 2013 at 07:12 AM
Yup, that makes sense now, thanks! the rectangles just seemed very long. But it's making more sense now. I'm new to sewing and I think this is a good starter project for me :)
Posted by: Emily | March 17, 2013 at 11:24 AM