Thursday, 15 November 2012

.Frothy Skirt.

Believe it or not, I've been doing a little bit of sewing! Not as much as I would like to, but slowly, I'm getting back into it. Tuesday is my "work day" without the kids. When I first found out I was pregnant and was feeling rotten all the time, Tuesday turned into my "sleep on the couch and do nothing" day. This week, I finally delved back into the sewing room and finished off a heap of half-started projects and even finished sewing the first prototype for a brand new pattern! The tricky bit will be sitting at the computer long enough without feeling yuck to do all of the computer stuff- which ends up taking longer than the actual sewing most of the time! I also sewed a few new Summer projects for Lil and I. This skirt being one of them.

I used the Frothy Skirt pattern from my book, after seeing this one by Miss Matabi on my Flickr page. I loved the simpleness of the polka dots and a more "sophisticated" fabric for a child. I had just enough left-over double gauze from my Honey Blouse and used a light cotton for the lining to keep it nice and cool for Summer. 
Such a quick and gratifying project (about half an hour from start to finish) which was perfect to give me a sewing boost!
Then we snuck into the neighbours yard for some photos with her pretty flowers - actually, the bribe was that if Lil let me take some photos of her, I'd let her pick some flowers for the dinner table!

Notice Lil's new hair? She had about 5 inches cut off yesterday! Only her second haircut in 5 years and it looks so sweet. We're hoping it will be easier to control now and will reduce the amount of knots that we have to work through each morning!!!

(If you're interested in purchasing a copy of my book, it's pretty hard to find in shops now, but I'll always have them for sale myself here.) 

P.S. A few people have asked me what fabric I used for the skirt - I'm not sure what it is called!  It was a one-off double gauze print that I purchased from Kelani Fabric, perhaps by Kokka?  Sorry I don't have any more info to give! 


Iprefervintage said...

What us gals go through to bring new life into this world. I hope your illness subsides soon.

You have the perfect little model there for your clothes. What a doll.

Rose said...

I've got the honey blouse pattern - what is that fabric? Thanks

Karen said...

Hi, I was also wondering what the fabric is, it's gorgeous ... As is the skirt. I have your book and have made many things from it... Although with three boys I am yet to make this skirt! Thanks Karen

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