Oh, Early Spring Sunshine in Melbourne, how I love thee!
Matilda only has 1001 skirts already, so she was clearly in dire need for another. This one is straight from Toni Coward's Make it Perfect book (I've totally met her...!) and it is super cute. I love the little apron front and so did a certain young lady.
How could you not love her 'model' pose?! Hands on the hips if you dont mind!
I made a size 4 in this which is a tad large for my little girl (she's not quite 3), but I tend to not wash my fabrics before creating (!!!!) and I do make mistakes so making the next size up tends to hide the fact that I dont quite get the whole concept of gathering by pulling threads when basting (a word I had to google to find out what it meant!). The other thing one should always do when creating clothing is actually follow instructions like zigzag stitching the edge of the material if you dont have an overlocker. Otherwise on it's first wash, one may end up with a skirt with a number of threads appearing from nowhere! Oops!
I am totally making this skirt again now I know what to do. I'm thinking they would make perfect Christmas presents for some sweet little nieces I have, maybe with a t-shirt with a sweet matching material applique.
Other creative types hang out here on Thursdays. I think you should join us if you are feeling crafty.
Hope your enjoing the early almost Spring Sunshine wherever you are.