A few weeks ago I discovered this little girls' dress at Tea. I loved the dress, but $65 was a bit more than I'm willing to spend on clothing for my daughters (about $55 more, to be exact). So of course I had to try to copy it! The only problem was that when I finished the skirt portion of the dress, I wanted it for myself. So yeah, I stole it. I slapped a knit fold-over waistband on it and made it mine.
A few pointers if you try to replicate this look for yourself:
- If you look closely, you'll see that the bottom piecing is really just 3 different triangles and 1 trapezoid. I labeled these "a, b, c, d"
- Every other skirt panel is the same. I labeled these "1 & 2".
- Then I attached pieces a & b to panel 1, and pieces c & d to panel 2, alternating colors so they never touched.
- I made 8 panels, you can make more panels for more of a circle skirt. You will either need to gather the top or taper the panels more though.
- The colors are a little warped in these pictures, but it's a dark pink, blush pink, camel-y tan, and chocolate brown. The brown waistband is actually the same color as the chocolate brown.
I love the origami look of this skirt. And I especially love that it matches equally well with 4 different colored tops, a must for my mommy wardrobe (and by "mommy wardrobe", I mean "needs to do laundry more often wardrobe")