Turkey skirt for turkey day! Kwiksew 3003

Its that time of year again! Lots of family fun, football, my mom’s amazing italian mushroom and sausage stuffing, my mother in laws addicive broccoli casserole and stuffing balls, bourbon, wine pumpkin pie, and yes…. TURKEY! After my friend at work (a budding seamstress) had expressed her interest to take on an easy skirt project to make for her daughter with a turkey pattern, I became inspired to create my own adult festive version. I don’t think I could pull off a cartoon  turkey print quite like her 4 year old, so I came up with an alternative design.  Ta-da!

I found a dark purple corduroy at Joann’s, and I broke out Kwiksew 3003 from my pattern stash, this is a really simple easy pattern. The instructions indicate an elastic waist, but I opted to make it drawstring. I do afterall need something roomy for my turkey day indulgence. I made the tie hidden on the inside so it wouldn’t bulge underneath my sweater. This skirt is a piece of cake- it can be finished in under an hour.

Next I enlisted my mother the master crochet artist’s help. She loves to crochet and I fully take advantage of this, although I would like to eventually learn the skill of crochet myself. I found this turkey crochet pattern and had my mom make it up with crochet cotton.  I prefer the crochet cotton to yarn for appliques such as this. The turkey ended up being about 6-7 inches wide which was perfect. I sewed it on the side of my skirt, it reminded me of something you could find at Urban Outfitters.

How cute is he?? Here I am at our friend’s Thanksgiving party holding he tray of (you guessed it) turkey! Dark meat 😉

It was quite a hit, I am looking to make up another one with an applique that I can wear all year.

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