Saturday, March 31, 2012

Still Making Floofy's

I think I might need a twelve step program to get me to stop making floofy skirts.  I love them.  This set is a size 7 and is intended for my granddaughter Hailey next fall.  I inherited a VERY LARGE box of beautiful novelty yarns from a generous friend who was in the process of moving and these turquoise and purples just jumped out of the box at me. 

If you are new to knitting this might just be the project for you.  All you need to know is a finished waist and a finished length measurement.  The skirts are knit on circular needles and worked from the top down.  You pick and choose when to throw in a new color or texture yarn.  The skirt is held up by an I-cord run through knit in eyelets on the waistband.   

The jacket is made from washable 100% wool and is fully lined with a purple silky lining.  It has some nice menswear details with a shaped two piece sleeve and small shoulder pads supporting the shoulder area.  I completely interfaced the wool with a lightweight fusible interfacing before cutting the pattern pieces and it gave the fabric a beautiful firm hand.    The I-cord five petal flowers are a fun addition to coordinate the jacket with the skirt.  A knitted hairband should be just the right touch to keep this soon to be seven year old fashionista happy.

Teaching Schedule for 2017

March 22-25
t of St Louis SAGA
St. Louis,
contact: Diane (

April 5-9
Children's Corner
Nashville, Tennessee
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April 28 - May 2
Chadwick Heirlooms
Richmond, Virginia

May 22-26
Birmingham, Alabama
Fiming new vidoes for Classic Sewing magazine

June 8-11
Private class
Fernlake, Tennessee

June 22-24
Huntsville SAGA
Huntsville, Alabama
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June 26-28
Private class
Huntsville, Alabama

July 6-8
Prairie Bell Smockers (SAGA)
Lincoln, Nebraska
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July 18-23
Private class
Becky's Barn
Grinsley, Tennessee

August 7-11
Private class
Wenatchee, Washington

August 21-25
Farmhouse Fabrics
Beech Island, South Carolina

September 7-9
Low Country Smockers (SAGA)
Charleston, South Carolina
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September 22-24
Yankee SAGA
Boston, Mass
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October 12-15
SAGA Regional
St. Louis Missouri

October 16-19
Private class
St. Louis, Missouri

November 7-11
Private class
Medford, Oregan

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