Tag «spirals»

Sushi Cushion to Sew

Here’s a great project from a reader named Susan. She wanted to sew a sushi pillow as a gift for her grandson, and happened across my spirals page while looking for ideas. I had no idea “sushi pillow” was a thing, but when I googled for it, it looks like many people have made one. …

Adult Size Spiral Dress

Here’s a full length spiral dress for a grown-up! …with wolves on it. When I was a teenager, I found a spiral dress at a second hand shop. It was too small for me, but I was so fascinated with those seams going round and round that I bought it anyway. Eventually I decided it …

A Better Spiral Crochet Granny Square

Went looking on internet. Really, nobody’s done it quite like this? I’m surprised!  Probably it’s out there somewhere but I couldn’t find it. So I made up my own which I think is much more authentic grannyish than the other ideas I could find.  The others are very cool and artistic but they’re more complex, …

Child Size Spiral Dress

Ruffles!! A huge, swirly overload of fluttering spiral. How to do this? We need volume of fabric. As usual, I started moderate before going more extreme.  The first attempt with a 4″ curved gore produced a conservative A-line skirt shape. Simple. Just add more stripes. The delightful “Peppermint Swirl” gave me the idea of purposefully …

Spiral Skirts and Dresses

All patterns are Adobe pdf for free download and printing. They print out onto sheets of 8.5 x 11 printer paper which you tape together then cut out. Be sure they print out at 100% size not “scale to fit” the paper. The skirts can be made any size you need by using whatever number …