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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Retro Gathered Skirt Tutorial and $100 Hart's Fabric Giveaway!


Hi guys! I'm so excited to share this post today! I recently created a tutorial for the Hart's Fabric blog on how to make this simple gathered skirt. It has a retro vibe with a cute contrasting hem and waistband and I used a couple of fabrics from the amazing Cotton and Steel line (that I'm a teensy bit obsessed with). This skirt is fit for your own body using your measurements, is easy to make in just a few hours and perfect for those last few weeks of summer!


In addition, Hart's Fabric has generously offered a $100 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader. Just comment on this post telling me which of the Cotton and Steel fabrics is your favorite and what you would make from it. 

I'll pick a winner one week from today and notify you by email (so make sure it's available on your commenting profile). Good luck!

Update:  The Winner is:



Thanks to everyone who entered!

61 comments:

  1. Your skirt is adorable! I really like the Tiger Stripes in blue and would use it to make something for my daughter.

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  2. What an awesome skirt and awesome giveaway! I like Tiger Stripes in pink :)

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  3. So cute! I think the Dandelion in Teal pattern is my favorite... time for a new skirt!

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  4. I love the fabric your skirt is made of! Tangrams Indigo and I'd make a skirt, too. I've been on a skirt kick lately. I just ordered Sewaholic's Hollyburn!

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  5. Great pattern and it comes at the perfect time. My teen has been itching to try her hand at a vintage inspired skirt. As for fabric, I love all the Dottie colors but maybe Grape the best...or Jean Jacket...or Fedora. It's impossible to choose only one!

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  6. The arrows and the meet your match designs are lovely! Thanks for the tutorial as well.

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  7. Love your skirt, and awesome giveaway! I really love the arrows. ;)

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  8. I need yards and yards of Diamond Back Cotton Aqua to make a fabulous circle skirt with!

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  9. Hatbox is my favorite line, I love the cats. I would definitely make a cat print dress from the fabric.

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  10. I love the Monarch pattern in either of the color ways. Those lions want to come home with me.

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  11. I love the Stampede Cotton Navy. I feel like that would make a super cute little dress for work! :)

    The XOXO Cotton Night Owl is super cute, too. I guess I'm in a navy mood today!

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  12. I love their knit fabric, thanks for the giveway!

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  13. Love your skirt. I would use the gearbox and coco both in aqua and make a dress. Thanks for the give a way.

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  14. I love them all!! I think I'd pick Stampede in Navy for a Billy Jean dress. Thanks!

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  15. Oh my! What goodness! A fun skirt and an amazing giveaway! Such a hard choice to make!
    I like this one: http://www.hartsfabric.com/cotton-and-steel-moonlit-rashilda-coleman-hale-nightsky-indigo-76680.html
    The pink states and those metallic X prints. What a great collection!

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  16. Cute! I love the border print fabrics, and I'm thinking they'd make a great shirtwaist!

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  17. I think this one is my favourite: http://www.hartsfabric.com/cotton-and-steel-moonlit-rashilda-coleman-hale-lawn-gnome-pants-navy-76692.html

    I too have been experiencing serious Cotton & Steel lust!

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  18. Wow they have some amazing fabrics! For me it's a tie between Cotton & Steel Mustang Sparkle Arrows Cotton Navy and Cotton & Steel August Sarah Watts Monarch Cotton Navy. I would more than likely make a dress with a circle skirts (pockets) and a sweetheart neckline. If I have enough fabric a matching bolero.

    My email is mistress.catgirl@gmail.com


    Good luck to everyone!

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  19. Wow - there's a lot of variety in that collection! I think using the dottie cotton to make a blouse with a chevron effect would be cool.

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  20. Such a super cute skirt! I like the Monarch in Navy. Our last name is Lyon (Lion), so my youngest son would love that fabric. I would make him a new quilt for his bed. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  21. I'd love to make a dress out of sparkle arrows.. one from my vintage pattern collection.

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  22. I love the retro skirt! I have been sewing retro dresses for about 6 months now and just LOVE the look! email is ruthgriffeth@gmail.com

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  23. Your skirt is darling! I love how you accomplished the retro look. My favorite fabric in the collection is Hatbox Tiger Stripes in Cotton Pink. I would love to make a dress for my granddaughter in this fabric. Thanks for the great prize and for your inspiring blog!

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  24. I really like frolic in coral, its such a unique, fun print!

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  25. Your skirt looks gorgeous and I love the fabric combo you chose. I love so many of the Cotton & Steel fabrics, but my favourite one is: the gnome pants lawn - it's so cute! Great tutorial by the way!

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  26. I like all of them but the Diamond Back Cotton Aqua is one of my favorites.

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  27. I love Cotton+ Steel! Their Mustang line is a favourite of mine. I want it in quilts and clothes and pillows and... :)

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  28. I love the Stampede Cotton in Navy...so pretty! I would make a cute dress with a full skirt or even a circle skirt.

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  29. The tiger stripes in pink is gorgeous! It would have to become a sleeveless, fit and flare dress.

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  30. Love your a skirt. Moonlit is my choice of fabric. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  31. I really like the Basics Metallic XOXO Cotton Plummy, and would make it into a pretty Anna dress for fall. Email is nicolemorgan86 AT gmail DOT com.

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  32. I really like both Mustang Sparkle arrows in Navy and Diamondback in Aqua.

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  33. Oh gosh, I love all the Cotton + Steel fabrics! The metallics are amazing! If I had to pick one, I would say Stampede. I love the japanesey look of it.

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  34. Darling skirt, thanks for the tutorial!!!! As far as fabric....I'd have to say Moonlit Rashida Coleman-Hale Monarch Byzantine Thanks!

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  35. I love making little girl dresses -- so I always have that on my mind and I see a few I'd love to use including the Cotton & Steel Moonlit Rashida Coleman-Hale Monarch Byzantine and the XOXO Cotton On the Rocks.

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  36. Pretty skirt. I like All The States because I'm working on making a 50 states quilt and it would make an excellent back. I think I've seen it in navy, which would be the best color for me, but I may have to use some of the teal instead. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. What a comfie looking skirt :) I love both colors of Cotton & Steel Arrows! We're planning to move to Santa Fe in a few years so some of the cotton and steel would make a perfect comforter for us.

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  38. Pretty skirt! I like the Cotton & Steel Hatbox Alexia Abegg Palm Springs Cotton Aqua
    Anna
    anna_k67@yahoo.com

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  39. I really like the Hide and Seek Teal and the Navy Arrows - there's so many gorgeous fabrics to choose from!

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  40. I love the stampede cotton cream, looks so good and I would make a blouse for work!

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  41. That is such a nice skirt. I really need to make myself some skirts.
    I love Cotton & Steel Moonlit Rashida Coleman-Hale Night Sky Indigo.

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  42. I like the Hatbox collection. sarah@forrussia.org

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  43. I would make an A-line skirt from the Cotton & Steel Basics Dottie Cotton Bandana. . .

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  44. I NEED the Cotton & Steel August Sarah Watts Hide & Seek Cotton Coral! I'd make some pjs for my daughter and hobo bag for myself!
    jacquelinemcooley@hotmail.com

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  45. I like the cotton and steel august sarah watts mezzanine cotton aqua fabric. I love the flowers.

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  46. Ooh, this is such a hard choice! I love basically the entire line :) I would totally make a fun dress out of the Button Jar Cotton in Navy - maybe a Colette Peony or some other fun full skirted dress. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

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  47. I love them all, but Monarch Byzantine is my fave! I would make an iphone clutch with it

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  48. Mustang sparkle-arrows in-Navy and Coral. Well I'd definitely make the retro gathered skirt as I've been looking for such a pattern for me. Thank you so much for sharing the giveaway too.

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  49. My favourite is the Cotton & Steel Moonlit Rashida Coleman-Hale Monarch Denimn. I would make myself a dress.

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  50. I love the Cotton & Steel Hatbox Alexia Abegg Tiger Stripes Cotton Green! I think I would make a quilt for my nephew!

    tcrowley122 at hotmail dot com

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  51. I love the Cotton & Steel Moonlit Rashida Coleman-Hale Night Sky Indigo!! That would be a really cool skirt or dress :)

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  52. I love the coral arrows! I would make some zipper bags for traveling =)

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  53. I love the Hide & Seek in teal, would make a fabulous skirt.

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  54. i love the arrows but #1 is August by Sarah Watts! i LOVE the lions!

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  55. I love the States in all the color ways. I would make a quilted bag.

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  56. The Sparkle Mustang Cotton Mustard fabric is my favorite. I would make pillowcases.
    805chick7@gmail.com

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  57. love the diamond backs - great baby quilt

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  58. Thanks for the give away. I have already placed my order :)

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  59. great tutorial! :)

    http://www.raellarina.net/

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