We thought it would be nice to share some of Christina’s sewing and craft projects from her books, along with a few new ideas she will be developing on the Cabbages & Roses blog.  We are going to start with a Summer Skirt, which seems appropriate as we head into the heart of summer!

Summer Skirt

Made from a pretty floral print, these light cotton skirts are the perfect way to keep cool in the summer days.


  • Cotton fabric:  measuring 108 in. x 42 in.
  • 26 in. of 1 in. elastic
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • 2 Safety pins

Step 1

Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, and stitch the sides.  Press open the seam.

Step 2

Hem the bottom edge of the skirt by turning over 1/2 in. and then 1 in. and stitch by hand or by machine.  Hem the top edge of the skirt by turning over 1/2 in. and stitch by hand or by machine.  Leave the edge over the seam unstitched to create an opening for the elastic.

Step 3

Attach a safety pin to each end of the elastic and feed it through the slot.  Gather the fabric to the desired size and stitch both ends of the elastic in position.

Step 4

Turn the skirt right side out.  Close the slot by folding in the raw edges and stitching by hand.

To take a closer look at the Cabbages & Roses fabrics used in the project please click on this link. We hope you enjoy the project, and we would love to hear your feedback.




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13 Responses to “”

  1. lea helmerich Says:

    lovely fabrics and creations!

  2. cottage by the sea Says:

    Fantastic skirt! I’ll be checking out the fabric next. Thanks, I’m dreaming of having one.

  3. elyse Says:



  4. City.Cottage shop Says:

    Im just in love with everything you do.Its so inspiring to me and my little shop!
    Keep on inspiring us Jenny @ Simple Casual Living

    • cabbagesandroses Says:

      Hi Jenny

      Thank you so much for visiting the blog. It wonderful to receive such positive feedback. It makes all our hard work so much more worthwhile. Your store looks gorgeous too…such beautiful displays.

      Thank you again.


  5. City.Cottage shop Says:

    I did a little post inspired by you and my lovely friend, Maria from Dreamy Whites.
    Pop over and say hi sometime!

    • cabbagesandroses Says:


      You are the best! We love your post. I will add a post about your post on our blog too…keep the fun going! Your post is so witty…you will have to jump the pond and come visit some day.


  6. rebecca bearn Says:

    yes please – it looks and feels great. any chance of an easy pattern for a dress? (feeling confident now!!)


  7. Jane Guidone Says:

    I love Cabbage and Roses fabric! Love the skirt idea!
    Everything you do is absolutely beautiful!

    Flora Doora Blog

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