Flying Cranes Skirt for Quilt Market

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Thanks for all the love on my arrow dress, you guys!!! I’m so glad you liked it. Here’s another garment I made to wear around in Portland for Quilt Market, a skirt with pockets from my friend Rashida Coleman-Hale’s Tsuru line for Cloud9 that’s out right now. If you saw all of my Tsuru Geranium Dress posts a couple months ago, so you already know how much I love this line of fabric. Now you’ll get to see all of the fun stuff I’m making for myself with the yardage Cloud9 sent me as a thank-you for that collaboration. This one features the “1000 Cranes” print that has been so popular.

Flying Cranes skirt

I made a similar skirt earlier this year in a gorgeous floral print by Liesl Gibson (who I got to see again at Quilt Market this year!! LOVE Liesl; she is such an amazing person). I loved that skirt so much I needed to make another one! This one is less full, as you can see below, but still pretty swingy. It’s such a simple design and is so comfortable that I can tell I’m going to be wearing both skirts a ton this summer with tank tops and sandals. The pockets are, in my opinion, what makes this skirt a win. I *heart* pockets so much. The pale pink band on the bottom was a later addition; it was a bit short to begin with, and my legs take up roughly 2/3 of my total height…so it needed a little more length at the bottom in order to be decent.

Flying Cranes skirt

I really didn’t intend for the boots and kneesocks to be a part of the ensemble, but it was cold in Michigan a couple days ago when I took these pictures, and I had put on the kneesocks to keep warm, and I put on the boots to take out the trash, and…voila, awesome outfit. So I wore it with kneesocks in Portland this weekend, because it was actually rather cool. Fun, fun!!

Flying Cranes skirt

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30 thoughts on “Flying Cranes Skirt for Quilt Market

  1. How gorgeous and cute are you? Seriously…love this outfit! So sad I didn’t get to see you in Portland but glad you guys all had a great time! I loved seeing your outfits on instagram. You are adorable! xoxo

  2. Sooooooo seriously cute, the whole outfit! That is my favorite print from that line, I bought some for my girls to finally try out your Geranium pattern :)

  3. Yep, I love that fabric! And I love that skirt! Once I get an opportunity to buy some I may double my order to make myself something that awesome! so cute!

  4. This skirt is too cute. It definitely makes me take a second look at the Tsuru fabric line. I may have to be a copycat and make a skirt just like it! :) Love the boots!

  5. Adorable! I would love, love, love to see a tutorial on the pockets…or the whole skirt. Pretty please.

  6. I really like this skirt and would love a tutorial on it! And you are really convencing me that a few of these prints need to be added to my stash!

  7. What a pretty skirt! I love the fabric and the pattern both. It looks very good on you. Perfect for summer!

  8. That skirt (and arrow dress) are so very cute!!! I like that you are sewing for yourself too! Did you design the skirt yourself? I would love to hear more about how you designed it, and whether you used a zipper, or an elasticized waistband in the back? That print is very lovely from Cloud 9, and makes great clothing, as you have clearly shown us. Now we’ll all want it!!!

  9. Hi! I LOVE this skirt! I would love to make one like it – is there a pattern you used? If so, would you share where you got it?


  10. Please, please share where you found the pattern for that skirt! I can’t find anything like it. And I love it! (Almost as much as your blog and patterns, but I digress.)

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