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Jen and Autie over at icandy handmade are some of our go-to girls when we’re looking for sewing inspiration. They create fabulous things for little ones, but also have quite the grown-up-sewing-project arsenal. And their projects always have this air of professionalism and FUN about them- their bright, happy, candy-filled space makes me want to hang out with them for the day (or a Girl’s Night Out!). Plus they share our love for stripes- gotta love that. A few favorite icandy projects? This hint-of-vintage maxi dress, this ice cream social skirt, this vintage strawberry skirt, this sail away with me dress, and this Urban Outfitters knock off to name a few (but I had to be choosy- seriously, go check out all of the goodness they have stored up over there).
In classic icandy form, they have a sewing for ME! tutorial that involves stripes- love these girls, can’t wait to make one of these skirts-
Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says
I adore this skirt Jen! the bow is perfect, not too over the top for an adult. i love it.
Thanks so much for this great tutorial! I pinned it. I’m excited to make something for me!
Michaela, isn’t it great? I need one too!
I love this skirt and best of all I have striped knit material in my sewing stash!
Ooooh, I need some striped jersey for MY stash too! 🙂 Can’t wait to see yours!
oh….how pretty. I made a skirt like this for my little niece, only difference we sewed the sash right in to the side seams. Lovely.
I made one like that (with the sash sewn in) for Piper Jane. Now I need a grown up one like the iCandy one for myself! 🙂
I want to make this for my daughter…quick question though, how did the skirt go on after you had sewn the waist band in for the hip area. Ana is a tiny 24″ waist with a 32″ hip. Will this be an issue?
Hey Josie! I emailed Jen about this and will let you know what I hear back. 🙂
Hey Josie, Jen said that her waist and her hips at the fullest point are an 8″ difference too. And it wasn’t a problem- the fabric is stretchy.
Hope that helps!
Kim @ seven thirty three says
Jen did an amazing job on this skirt! I love the style and the stripes and have featured it today as part of my Skirt Week series.
Love that- thanks Kim! 🙂
Getting ready to make a skirt for myself. I’m hung up on the “gathering” step. Gather AFTER using the basting stitch? Or during? Thanks for your help!
Hey Sarah- you can do either one. Do you know how to gather while you add the basting stitch? If not, gather afterwards. 🙂
love this skirt! absolutely adorable! I may need to find some striped fabric to make my own now!
Isn’t it adorable Jennie? It’s on my to-make list too! 🙂
Umm can u make me one! I love it
So cute, right Sarah? 🙂
I am a Spanish woman and I have a doubt about the INCHES!! could you please tell me the meaning in the photograh 5 what is: IO 1/2″??
Thanks a lot!
Hey Sandra, I’ll send this over to Jen (the skirt maker) and let you know what she says…
I have been looking all over for a tutorial on how to make a skirt like this. Your’s is so easy to understand and I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for posting!
Isn’t it a great tutorial (and cute skirt?) Love those iCandy girls! 🙂
Just what my spring wardrobe needs! Can’t wait to sit down and make this!
love that Sam!
Do you know about how many yards of fabric this took? I would love to make one, but need to know how much fabric to get! Thanks!
Hey Tara, the tutorial gives the directions for figuring out what size rectangles you need (the width is your waist measurement times two and the length is your desired length plus six inches). Once you figure those two measurements out, you’ll have the size for you two big pieces and be able to round up for fabric shopping. 🙂