Monday, 9 July 2012

Two Become One!

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My little sister sent me this skirt.

I really really like it, but it's just a tad too short on me. When I sit and a child sits on my knee.... Well, let me just say that I prefer to show a little less flesh when not on the beach!

I also have this skirt. It is well worn and faded, but I like the length and I like the fabric. It is also lined, and the exact same colour as the dark pattern on my pretty new skirt.

However this skirt is definitely well past its best before date, so I had an idea......could I extend the lining on my NEW skirt using the lining on the OLD skirt, making the NEW skirt the perfect length for me?

I snipped off the bottom ruffle, and then trimmed it to fit, even remembered to allow for the seam allowance.  The width of the bottom of the new skirt lining was 160cm, so I added 2 cm for seam allowance on the old skirt ruffle, and joined it together in the round.  Very very handy having a ready ruffled piece of fabric!  Saves a lot of huffing and puffing on my part!

Then I carefully pinned it to the bottom of the new skirt lining, and stitched the two pieces together.  I didn't even need to edge it first, as I had cut so carefully along the old skirt lining and used the existing edging on the ruffle join!

And the finished skirt!  It twirls beautifully and has that lovely wafty airy feeling as you move. Reminds me of those fabulously expensive Danish summer skirts which I always drool over, and never can afford even in the summer sale.   Thanks little sister!



Saturday, 7 July 2012

Pattern Testing for Little Lizard King

I was lucky to be chosen to test the new Bubble Romper Pattern for Little Lizard King, and even luckier to have the perfect little model!

Little Miss Lucy all of 4 weeks old, and as cute and cuddly as they come! Thanks Simon and Maddy for lending her!

The material is from Ikea's children department.