We just got back from an East Coast trip. Kids and all! It was a wonderful vacation that I highly recommend taking it if you can. The kids were all pretty well behaved, (except for those moments when we had a few breakdowns) but all in all, a trip full of fun and memories. We started in Washington DC and then moved on to Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. I ran my family ragged and at the end of each day all of our feet were screaming from the walking.
One of the highlights was all the buildings and skylines that are unbelievably beautiful and inspiring. We went up in The Empire State Building and the view from the top is awe inspiring. To see the city from that vantage point is something you have to do! We were there when the sun was setting and the weather was perfection. I wish I had some photos to share, but I haven’t even gotten to looking at them yet, but will once I do.
I modeled this skirt after my popular Bookworm Skirt, but went about the construction differently. I think this method is much easier!
Sara from Sew Sweetness sent me the fabric I’m using in this skirt from her new line Jungle Ave for Art Gallery Fabrics. I was immediately inspired by the name of the line and our recent trip and couldn’t help but make this skyline skirt. Special thanks to Sara for the awesomely beautiful fabric! Can’t wait to use up the rest of it… maybe I’ll make her Petrillo Bag!
- 1/2 yard of linen or linen look fabric
- Fabric of various sizes
- Pellon Wonder Under
- 1 yard 3″ elastic
Cut your fabric to the desired length and width. I made this to fit my 6 year old daughter so the length was 13″ and the width was 44″. The width is about double her waist measurement and the length was determined just by measuring where I wanted it to fall
Apply the wonder under to the wrong side of the fabric you are using for the skyscrapers. Make sure to refer to the instructions on the box. Once cooled, use a ruler and draw the skyscrapers onto the fabric. Cut out the shapes and set aside. DO the same with your other fabric designs
Hem the bottom of the skirt using a narrow hem and arrange the skyscrapers how you want them. You aren’t ironing them on yet, just configuring your arrangement
Once you are pleased with your arrangement, peel off the backing of the wonder under and apply in position to the skirt. Follow the manufacturers directions
Iron in place to secure …. yay, no pinning!
Stitch around each building and window to secure.
Sew the sides of the skirt together and attatch the elastic to the skirt. I used this method and it worked great!