Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mother Daughter Poppy Hop Skirts

How adorable did these skirts turn out?  My friend and sewist extraordinare, Carole Youngren at the Linden Tree made these Mother/Daughter skirts using my Poppy Hop fabric from Modern Yardage for the brochure photo shoot. How fun to have Cara and daughter Ingrid model the skirts! Oh, I can't forget Ingrid's doll in her matching ensemble. Cara helps at The Linden Tree and also sells men's stylish pocket scarves she sews. The point of making Mother/Daughter skirts was to show off that the fabric is available in three different sizes or scales of print, so you could chose a medium print for the Mom and small print for the daughter. The same is true for all the coordinating prints at Modern Yardage.

Carole did a wonderful job sewing all these pieces.  Here are a few photos up close so you can see more detail in the skirts.  Ingrid's skirt is from Oliver & S Hula Hoop skirt pattern.  The outside print is the Poppy Passion blue in small scale with the reverse made in Blossom small scale.  There is a flip on the front and the back of the skirt which can be worn in reverse. It has an elastic waist band.

The doll dress is adapted from Joan Hind's book, Sew Today's Fashions for 18-inch Dolls.  It is made with the same prints as the daughter skirt with the addition of the Dash print used for the bottom ruffle.  I love the piping made from the blossom print between the two prints.  Again, the small scale is great for a doll.

The skirt Cara wore is adapted from Hot Patterns Plain and Simple A-line Skirt.  The waist band is from the Poppy Hop blue color way, Dash print, medium scale. Carole came up with the fun idea of attaching a denim pocket on the back.  So I bought a pair of washed denim pair of girls shorts and she carefully removed the pocket and added it to the skirt.  Love it!  What a fun creative way to customize your skirt.  The bottom is face hemmed in the dash print and the inside is lined.

I encourage you to send me pics of your skirt made out of my Poppy Hop fabric, available at Modern Yardage.  Share your creative combinations and designs with us!

Here's a look at the Poppy Hop Blue Collection.  Passion is in the front, followed by Dance, Blossom, Links, and Dash. You can get an idea of the three different scales from the photo and how these mix and match in many combinations.

My gratitude to Carole for sharing her talent and creativity in making these skirts.  Thank you, too, Cara and Ingrid for bringing them to life.

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