Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sugar and spice and everything nice..

Another birthday this week. It was a very special one as it was one of Miss G's most favourite friends. I wanted to try my hand at a skirt that i've been longing to make and this little girl is such a girly girl I knew it would be perfect for her.
Here are the end results. Im chuffed that it turned out well (and the bottom of the skirt was even!!). I even went shopping for a matching top and scored big time with a top and jumper / vest for next to nothing. I love the end of season sales! To sweeten the deal, they match perfectly. A matching brooch, some hair clips and the ensemble is done.

Shot of skirt with abit too much flash.

The top and vest match perfectly. Funny how these things happen sometimes. I went in looking for a summer top to match and couldnt find a thing! The brooch is made by me.

Miss G modelling the skirt. I didnt ask her to stand like that. I think she's been paying lots of attention to the catalogues that come in the mail.

This was the original skirt. I spent two hours trying to get the flipping pin attached to elastic and tie through the waist casing. By the end of it I just figured it would be easier to make a new skirt (which it was). I think my kids learnt some new words whilst I was trying to thread the elastic through.
The quantity of material for this skirt is alittle excessive in my opinion anyway so I will cut it in half and make two skirts. Its just too cute to be put in the uncompleted pile.

Hope you're having a great weekend wherever you are.


  1. I'm sure the birthday girl was delighted with her new outfit! It's gorgeous.

  2. What a great skirt and you were so lucky getting a match with the top. It's looks like it's made for each other.

  3. What a stylish skirt! It looks nice and twirly too. :)

  4. this is a beautiful skirt, very stylish. Well done.
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