Tasha of Glitter + Wit (formerly I Seam Stressed) is with us today on the Pattern Parade tour. Tasha sews beautiful clothing for her children that are not only lovely to look at but fall into the “everyday wearable” category – something that I think is important to do if you are sewing a lot of clothing for your kids. Nothing worse than spending all that time on something that won’t be worn!
For the Pattern Parade, Tasha has whipped up a Frothy Skirt for her cute little girl. I know I play favourites a lot, but the Frothy Skirt is at the top of my list of girl’s patterns for a few reasons. It’s really quick and easy, but a little more “special” than a basic elastic waist skirt and most importantly – it will be worn over and over and over again! Visit Glitter + Wit to see more of this cheery Frothy Skirt!
The Make It Perfect Pattern Parade Virtual Catwalk introduces…
Congratulations to elizajanes1 for her gorgeous Milkshake Skirt. Look at all the effort she has gone to, to hand-dye her fabric. I love it teamed with the neutral denim!
And the second highest number of votes goes to ChellaHa who has shared this super sweet Frothy Skirt – love everything about it!
Well done girls! You’ve won a copy of ALL Make It Perfect patterns released during 2013! Let me know your postal address and I’ll send you out a copy of the patterns released already this year as well as a signed copy of my book!
And a BIG thankyou to everyone who entered and to everyone who has supported me by purchasing my patterns and reading my blog – if I could, I would choose you all as winner!
If you are not familiar with Creative Cards, they are a fun, compact mini pattern. Make It Perfect Creative Cards come as a single folded, high-quality A4 card and contain all of the step-by-step instructions and templates needed to sew fast and easy projects. Creative Cards are perfect for people with little pockets of time to create! Best of all, they are priced at a very affordable $5.50 (RRP in Australia), making it even easier to pop into your shopping cart for a very achievable project.
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!