Clogging Skirts

Over the summer, I made custom clogging skirts for two members of the Little General Cloggers based in Kennesaw, GA.  (One of the cloggers’ mother happens to be a co-worker of mine.)  This turned out to be more of a challenge than I ever imagined.  No pattern, no instructions, only a sample of a too-small skirt made five years previously to be used as a guide. Thanks to the web and several phone calls to a sewing mentor, I figured out the basic pattern drafting and construction sequence.  I did as much reverse sewing on the first skirt as I did stitching – but it got finished.  I also wrote out detailed instructions in case anyone else needed a skirt.

The Little General Cloggers recently appeared at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.  My handiwork can be seen on the young lady to the far left in the second row  and on the young lady to the far right in the second row (wearing Mary Janes not cowboy boots).

Article courtesy of Brightside Newspapers

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  1. Great job on the skirts! I couldn’t help but laugh when I found this article. I am the girl on the far right in the cowboy boots and when I joined the group with two of my children in 2008 I ran into the same problem with the “non-pattern” skirt! Because of these skirts I bought a sewing machine and learned to sew. When I inquired with a tailor they wanted to charge me $100 per skirt. At the time we had 3 different skirts as part of our uniforms. I would have needed 6 skirts to cover me and my daughter…$600. If you ever need any help look me up, Keri Bailey, with the Little General Cloggers.

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