Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I made it and I love it

The Paper Bag skirt

Little Boozle 2010

Using the tutorial from Make It and Love It,
I whipped up this skirt today as a break in a long stint of cleaning and reorganising the study/sewing room,
reconciling a year's worth of receipts,
sorting photos from pre-digital camera era for digitisation
and deciding which art works of my children are the most precious and worthy of keeping for all eternity.
(They are all precious, my dear children,
and yes, they are all worthy of keeping for all eternity, my sweethearts,
but mummy and daddy don't have a spare mansion hanging around for storage purposes)

See, I have well earned an afternoon's sewing haven't I?

It is pretty quick to sew up
and you get a really stylish little skirt.

Fabric is a cheapy but very pretty cotton from my stash.
I lacked the width to do full width of front pleats unless I wanted to make another panel.
It removes a bit of the fullness but I am still happy with the result.

Little Boozle 2010

I also ran a line of sewing near the top across the front panel to hold the pleats down flat at the top.
Little Boozle 2010

The little goddess seems to have developed a new approval rating system.
If she promptly bursts into ballerina mode,
it is a winner...

Little Boozle 2010


Kate said...

Its gorgeous! A great way to spend your well earned sewing break.
Your cake sound yum. I might have to experiment with the main ingredient now too.

Sally said...

I love it so much. Gorgeous. Such a great style and the fabric is ace - I adore it. Your daughter looks super cute. Absolutely a winner.

Lola Nova said...

Good gravy woman you are out of control! I am just amazed at how much you have been sewing and how beautiful it all is! I am very impressed.

Helen said...

You made it and I love it!

Ali said...

When I saw this skirt tut I thought of you Tas. I can see you wearing an adult version. Love this one too

Kylie said...

I love it well done - LOVE LOVE LOVE th fabric:)