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Re-imagine & Renovate: Three-Tiered Spring Skirt Becomes Hip Batik Maxi

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When we decided to call our website: Sew4Home, we liked it because "home" is a word that expands beyond the traditional elements of home décor pillows and linens to encompass so much more: the family within your home, the friends you welcome into your home, all the things both inside and out that make a house a home. Many times over the past months and years, we've brought you projects that fall into these special categories, including our Gypsy Romance tiered skirt that debuted in March of last year. Even when venturing into garments and other accessories, we still follow our goal to make everything as easy as possible. This skirt is rectangles gathered together and finished with a drawstring channel waist. Simple! As a "Re-imagine & Renovate" project, it's fun because you can experiment with everything from three casual organic cottons to three shimmering layers of silk. Since the "maxi" is back with a vengeance, our beautiful new batik version is long and lovely.

The fabric for today's R&R project was provided by our friends, and Shopping Directory retailer, Fat Quarter Shop. We send them BIG thanks for co-sponsoring three of our "Re-imagine & Renovate" projects. We love Fat Quarter Shop's selection of quilt kits, fat quarter and other pre-cut bundles, as well as full yardage cuts. Plus, when it comes to all-around nice people, Kimberly and her crew are at the top of the list.

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The tiers of our new skirt are from Hoffman Fabrics' Lilac Rose Batiks collection. The top tier is Peridot Filigree, the middle tier is Celery Garden Trellis, and the bottom tier is Sea-mist Watercolors. Batiks are wonderful as a blended group or as a rich accent in combination with solid silks or linens; all the options in this collection are stunning.

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Every fabric has its own beauty and its own personality, and how you use it in a project can transform cute and quirky into sleek and stylish. It can even flip girlie-girl flirty and floral into masculine bold and modern. It's why we are so in love with fabric here at Sew4Home; we know what a difference it makes to the end result of a project. Add a little R&R to your list of New Year's resolutions. If you are new to the world of mixing and matching, take a look at these four tutorials:

How to Create A Fabric Palette

Tips for Mixing Prints

Mixing & Matching Colors, Patterns & Textures

Making the Right Fabric Choice

And check out our monthly Love That Fabric features for our latest picks, such as Kokka.

To "Re-imagine & Renovate" your own tiered skirt, go to the original tutorial. We made no changes to the instructions when making our hip batik maxi.

Gypsy Romance: Three Tiered Skirt



Comments (15)

icouldbefake said:
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This is so pretty. I have wanted to make myself some skirts for a long time.
Judi Andrew said:
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I absolutely love your website. You have so many fun, charming and clever ideas. I'm flad I found you!
Gloria3133 said:
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I liked this so much I have cut it out in the fabric I have on hand. AND it was a mix of cowboy prints and paisley. Now that I know how to do this, look out closet....he he he I had purchased three skirts in the layered mix and wanted more. This is going to be so much fun. he he he
jmcupcakes said:
I vowed I would reimagine my bedroom now that my husband isnt in it anymore smilies/smiley.gif. That flowery print would look great in my new "me" room smilies/smiley.gif
Bonnie VanHouten said:
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Love all the fabrics Would have them all if I had the money. Need a new janome embroidery machine as mine broke down on Tuesday. Can't beat the Janome
Kaye Davis said:
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Granddaughters would love this skirt. The batiks are beautiful!
Gloagent said:
What a great idea and I love the batik. I simply love your site. There are so many great ideas and love the free patterns too. Thank you so much.
Shanny56 said:
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think i'll make this one day also, seriously you guys are my favorite blog/website. Thank you much!
Trayne said:
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I love the top and bottom tier... but the middle tier is to striking different. If the background color had been more of a gold than a cream... I think it would be pretty... BUT I do love the tutorial. Thanks..smilies/grin.gif