Nov 10, 2014

LLK Sewalong- Day 1 Retro Glam Skirt


Hello friends!

What a fantastic week we have ahead of us as we sewalong together to make the Little Lizard King Retro Glam skirt! First of all, thank for joining me. I'm Kimberlee from Harper Creek Boutique, and I'm thrilled to be your host and what a wonderful way for me to kick off my new blog! Grab a cup of coffee and read along as we start day 1! 

Let me begin by explaining how this sewalong will work. Each day, we'll start here on the blog. I'll go over what steps of the Retro Glam Skirt pattern we'll be completing that day. You'll be able to ask questions, share photos and meet new friends over at the LLK Cafe on Facebook. At the end of the five days, you'll share your beautiful skirts. And the best part about it......PRIZES! That's right! Prizes will be given to 3 lucky participants: LLK fav, fan fav, and participation winner.

Now that you know how this sewalong will work, let's talk about what you will be sewing. The beautiful Retro Glam Skirt comes in sizes 6 months to girls 14. It even includes a matching doll outfit.  (hint hint: Christmas present for those doll lovers!!) The vintage-style skirt has the option for an adjustable back waistband and side sashes that can be tied in the front or back. However, if you ask me, a bow is never "optional", but rather a necessity!

Here is the schedule for the week:

Day 1: Get this party started! (and now we're all singing along with Pink...you're welcome!)
Day 2: Cut
Day 3: Waistband and Sash Construction
Day 4: Skirt Construction
Day 5: Assemble and Share

If you haven't already purchased the Little Lizard King Retro Glam Skirt, go purchase it now! Use the code "Retro Glam SAL" to get a discount just for sewing along with us:

Now for my favorite (but quite possibly the hardest) part: picking your (woven) fabrics!


All kidding aside, the Retro Glam skirt is a fabulous scrap buster! Tomorrow, you'll be cutting out 10 scallops and 10 triangles. What a great way to use 20 pieces of scrap material to make a beautiful skirt......or you could go fabric shopping. Hehe :).  Husbands, I tried, I tried.

Here are my fabrics:


Prepare your fabrics the way you will use them once they are a part of the skirt. If you are going to wash and dry the skirt on delicate, go ahead and wash and dry the fabric you chose on delicate. This not only removes the chemicals and excess ink from your fabric, it also ensures your skirt won't shrink.

Other materials you will need are:

  • lightweight fusible interfacing
  • knit elastic 
  • medium to jumbo rick rack
  • buttons (2)
  • thread
  • scissors (and a rotary cutter is especially helpful with this pattern)
  • pins
  • iron and ironing board
  • sewing machine....unless of course you choose to sew this by hand ;)

You have four pages of the pattern pieces to print. Print those four pages and tape them together like this:


If you haven't joined us over at the LLK Cafe, come join us now! Keep us updated on your progress by sharing photos of your skirt each day and use the hashtag #LLKRetroGlam.

Sewalong for now!

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