I have been making up for lost time in my sewing room. Must be the nice sewing chair my husband bought me for my birthday- it is so comfy!
LJ's 2 year old photo shoot is coming up, and I wanted her to have a really cute outfit. So when I saw this tutorial I was inspired! I wanted to make "The Audrey Cape" in a heavier fabric, but let LJ pick it out. She picked out a really pretty tweed with some gold flecks in it. There is also a hint of red and mustard.
So then to make it an outfit or "suit" if you will, I made her a skirt. At first I was thinking pleated, but then I was like, that's a lot of tweed! So I made an elastic waist A-line skirt and broke up the tweed with a bit of Fall-colors floral canvas I had. The canvas part is important- you don't want to combine a lightweight cotton with a heavy fabric or it won't lay right. I also lined the skirt.
For hemming the bottom and making the elastic casing, I used a pink hemming ribbon. This helps with bulkier fabrics so that you don't have to roll it over twice to get rid of a raw edge. You could use a serger if you want but I like the ribbon.