Saturday, November 21, 2009



So, I've been seeing these amazingly fluffy skirts on Etsy for a while and I just knew they would photograph beautifully. I just couldn't bring myself to pay $80 for one, I have two girls now, I would have to get one for each of them, of course. Kids grow so fast, so who knows how long they would actually be able to wear them. It's a lot of money to spend for photographing my kids or to spend on a dress up skirt. But, I was in the fabric store the other day and saw that there was a class on how to make them. I signed myself right up. I'm thinking, if I could make them, then I could make one in every size and color and use them for my photography business!!!

After signing up for the class, I started thinking about how much ruffling you would have to do, and that the fabric does not look easy to work with. Both of which are very true. BUT, it wasn't nearly as hard as I had anticipated. I now know WHY they charge $80 for them! Cynthia was an AMAZING teacher, so patient, and has great instructions. If you want to check out her free online tutorial, you can go to her blog.

I just couldn't wait to take Maya out and photograph her in it. We did a quick 5 min. shoot, and both Maya and the skirt did a fantastic job photographing. Don't you think?



Cynthia said...

Yeah! It turned out so well- you did a GREAT job. However the photos blow me away. Amazing! Of course it helps to have such adorable subjects.

Have fun sewing up a few more skirts. I'm making 10 pink and black ones for a Jr. High Ballroom Dance Team. Crazy!

Kristi said...

That is extremely cute! I would LOVE one of those for Alyse. Great job!

Vanalee said...

You never cease to amaze me!

RightHahn said...

It makes me want to sing - "America" from West Side Story :) Sooooooo fun!!

Helena said...

What gorgeous photos!

Jennifer said...

Can you say "model?"

Christy said...

Love it! I want one for me! One of these days when I am rich I am going to come to your photography class. I always love your pictures.

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