15.5 inch length (approx. 6/7 size although it can be worn by a smaller size as a longer skirt) The waist is 20" unstretched (please just let me know if you need this altered and I would be glad to custom size it to fit your sweetie-pie perfectly.) Other sizes available upon request. Another featured skirt found at Ruffled Feathers Company.
The sweetest lil' birdies flutter around the branches and spring blooms of this sweet and tender print. The colors are so soft and gentle with baby shades of blue, pink, rose, yellow and green. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it!
The style is a simple twirl skirt with a sweetpea-green edging with white hearts across the bottom hem. Take a look and you can almost feel the sweet blossomed breeze flowing and the birds twittering away.
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Please email me if you would like to order this or any other skirt or dress.
#1 Asian Sunshine
I love the fabrics of this skirt. They are the softest cotton, like the cotton of your grandmother's guest room pillowcases! And the Asian characters and designs on them are tossed across the happiest shade of yellow. In China, yellow is respected as a "nourishing" color--perhaps like the warm hug of early summer sunshine. (Click on any image to see it larger.)
The bottom layer is a crisp white cotton with colored diamond tendrils of cornmeal, sweatpea and avocado which all complement colors found in the top fabric. The edging is in a black Kanji.
This particular skirt that is ready-to-ship is a size 3T ... but is available in other sizes upon request!
Scroll down to see previous posts of skirts and dresses still available or view the gallery for past creations.
#2 Grandma's Flower Garden
My grandma was mom to two boys ... but she really deeply would have delighted in raising a girl as well. In fact, they did have a young girl live with them for several years, however she was never adopted but returned to her relatives (sigh.) But when I see flowers I can't help but remember my grandma. She always had the most beautiful flower gardens! She also was a huge influence on my love of quilting and sewing. So in honor of my grandma ... here is "Grandma's Flower Garden."
This skirt is ready-to-ship in a 4T size, but is available in other sizes as well as in other styles upon request.
This is a super-duper FULL twirly-girly skirt! In fact it has two layers for maximum fluffiness.
If your girl is a twirler ... this is the skirt she will never want to take off.
The top layer has a hot pink waistband with colorful hearts and the coordinating top layer of fabric is a garden of sweet cheerful flowers in hot pink and bright lime against a field of black.
The bottom layer has a juicy ruffle that reminds me of summertime watermelon with stripes of hot pink, lime and white. The fabric is from the Hugs and Kisses Collection.
And be sure to check back for the next featured skirt/dress!
The LizzyBeth Dress 4T size ready to ship (12" length, 20" unstretched waist) (also available in other sizes and styles) Okay, this is actually a skirt ... but "Dress" rhymed a whole lot better. It is today's featured skirt at Ruffled Feathers Company for The Sparrow Fund. (You can view many previously featured skirts/dresses that are still available by scrolling down through the previous posts.)
This skirt combines a striking bold Asian print over a swirly cucumber mint print. Gold metallic accents pop against the inky black background and also on the swirly red edging. This would look refreshing paired with a minty green tank top or very dramatic with something black! It either dresses up or down with just enough poof to twirl without being too huge.
(my new found spur-of-the-moment model ... our globe)
This photo is a bit washed out, but shows the beautiful way the skirt drapes and flows.
Zaza Blossoms Apron Dress 3T size Another featured skirt found at Ruffled Feathers Company. This dress BEGS for summer with it's wild blooms. And little tan arms after a summer swim at the pool would be perfect in it! It can be worn with a shirt underneath (even a long sleeve if it gets really cool) and leggings if it's Fall or winter, or just bare simply as a summer dress on a hot day! And truly? You could simply sew a button on each of the strap ends to make them longer and get years and years of use out of it by using it as a apron shirt if your sugar plum grows up but not necessarily out! Talk about versatile! (click on any of the photos to see them larger.)
I just love the fabric on the top of this dress! It has pizzazz. And I have more if you need it in another size or style.
The straps are fuchsia and aqua-marine and the skirt is emerald on lime with a fuchsia stripe that matches the strap ties. The flowers in the bodice unite them beautifully!
Be sure to check back for the next featured dress/skirt!and scroll down to view the previously posted dresses and skirt still available!
This fabric of this side-split double layer skirt is so beautiful. Fans dance harmoniously displaying beautiful oriental ladies and Asian patterns of flowers and scenery. There is metallic gold highlighting the entire design in the fans as well as in the red and gold piping along the edge. The second layer is white Kanji lettering on a black background.
If you like the fabric and would like the skirt made into another skirt design or an Apron Dress I would be happy to make something special just for you! Simply email me at almquist at fmtcs dot com or leave me a comment. Also, if you would like to purchase this skirt please see the sidebar under the Ready-Made Items or leave me a comment. Or just leave me a comment ... I love comments :-)
Be sure to check back for the next featured skirt/dress!
And scroll down one post if you missed the apron dress I posted earlier today.
During the month of May, all sales made will donate 10% to The Sparrow Fund!
Chocolate Hearts Apron Dress
size 3T (adjustable 24" length) (available in other sizes upon request)
To see any of the photos larger please click on them.
Squares of turquoise hearts, airy scrolls and and lime leaves over a chocoate brown background, all tumble across the skirt of this Apron Dress. The bottom is edged in a strip of chocolate and white hearts with an accent of lime. This fabric is echoed in the apron dress ties at the top that peek out against the fuschia leafy scrolls of the bodice. (Colors: Fuschia, Turquoise, Lime and Brown)
(I got a little bit artsy this morning and thought I'd take a few photos of this one outside in the Plum Blossoms that are just appearing. It started to sprinkle so I finished the photos inside.)
Ever ruffle feathers? Well, sometimes it can be a good thing. I've definitely been ruffling some feathers recently with my family of ALL boys.
So what's the scoop? Well, I love making skirts and dresses ... and after donating several skirts to the annual Love Without Boundaries spring art auction, I decided to keep "ruffling." Instead of wasting this passion by just letting it sit idle, I'm "ruffling some feathers" in my passion for orphans and hopefully making some little girls quite happy in their beautiful twirly skirts and apron dresses in the process.
A portion of every sale will be donated to my favorite orphan charity.
Scroll down through the fabrics in the sidebar and let me know if any particular one catches your eye and begs you to take it home. I would be happy to suggest coordinating prints to make a special tog for your special twirly-girl or make custom orders according to your tastes!
Lydia Love Doll--$40.00
Simple Twirl Skirt--$26.00
Double Layer Side-Split Skirt--$26.00
2 Layer Full Twirl--$28.00
Apron Knot Dress--$38.00
Ruffled Feathers SKIRTS
Artsy Skirts for Twirly Girls
Below are a list of ONLY A FEW of the fabrics available.
See NEWEST FABRICS page under the menu bar at the top or Email me for an updated list!
Whimsy Doozie Ornaments Pink
Whimsy Doozie Candy
Pretty Petals Blue
Flower Shower Pink
Sweet Aqua Treats
Field of Flowers
Red White Flowers
Bleeker Street Dots
Dainty Orange Flowers on Orange
Pink/Green Circles on White
Alexander Henry prints
VERY LIMITED quantity!
The Magic Fish
Bridges and Blossoms
Indochine Tea House
Indochine Tea House (close up)
Oriental Flowers by Robert Kaufman
Olive bkgrd with pink and rose florals embedded withgold accents