Sunday, 4 March 2012


Want to see what I've been working on?  Of course, they're new projects...because, why would I finish any of my big projects when I can whip up these little numbers?!  :)
I've finally been able to put to use some of the that gorgeous Storyboek fabric that my little sis got me for Christmas - isn't it adorable?  This print is called Field Friends in Coral and it's too cute.

 Basically, the skirt is a tube of fabric with elastic running through a casing at the top.  It's truly that simple.  The binding was made from some scraps in my stash and goes along with the print wonderfully! 

So, this will be Arlyn's Easter skirt (just perfect for Easter with the bunnies all over it) unless I can whip up a little dress in time.  Though, I think my next few free nights might be taken up tackling something for Elliott.  I'm envisioning some sort of suit jacket for him to wear at Easter, but it's a pretty lofty goal so say a few prayers for me! 

Oh, I also worked on this little pleated skirt the other night.  I really wanted to try making a skirt with a dropped waistband, and to practice some of my skills I added a lapped zipper at the side.

The lap wasn't quite wide enough (I should have sewn the zipper with a 6/8' allowance instead of 5/8"), but I put a little tab at the top to cover the imperfections! 

And here's a few photos of Arlyn wearing her skirt to her little friend Abigail's 1st birthday party!

Waiting for her lunch after having a blast in the pool!

Waiting to play 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey'

Reaching for the button to open the door...she played with this for twenty minutes!

I think it would be easier in terms of sizing to make the skirt with an elastic running through the back band, but I know now for next time. And there WILL be a next time. Did I use a tutorial for this skirt? No. (*huge grin*). I'm starting to figure things out on my own!  It's definitely a trial and error process, but I think it's working for me!



  1. Soooo cute! I need to get on the ball and work on my Easter dresses for my 2 girls!
    Come by for a visit sometime!!!

  2. I'm a little like you, starting to venture out and make things without a pattern now. I'm taking pieces from this pattern and pieces from that pattern to come up with my own designs. There is such freedom to be able to do this, hey? This skirt turned out great btw :)

  3. Thanks Sherry! You're does feel freeing to have the 'know-how' and guts to manipulate paterns and make something new!


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