Friday, 19 July 2013
Kids Clothes Week Project 2 - Flowery skirt
This fabric caught my eye about a month ago in Spotlight and I spent weeks wondering what to use it for before deciding on a Burda Magazine skirt pattern (which I notice you can buy as a single pattern here). I made a few changes: I altered the waistband so the skirt would have a waistband at the front and an elasticised casing at the back (instead of the original design which has a zip at the back) and left out the underskirt.
I got a bit of a head-start last week by forcing myself to sew the bits I knew I would least enjoy (the pocket flaps) so I could forge ahead with the rest of the skirt without dreading all the pinning and piping that the pockets entail. As it was I found putting the pockets in very confusing, despite having made a skirt from this pattern before (curse you, Burda magazine, with your confusing instructions!) but somehow bluffed my way through and they worked out fine.
It is, of course, winter here in Australia, but given that we've just had our warmest July day EVER (a balmy 23 degrees, followed by a massive thunderstorm) I think I can be forgiven making something so summery, in anticipation of warmer weather... and in the meantime, it'll have to be worn with tights and a cardigan.