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Frothy Skirt, Make It Perfect

.MIP Pattern Parade: Glitter + Wit.

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…
Frothy Skirt, Make It Perfect, Milkshake Skirt

.Show Your Stuff! Winners!.

Voting has closed for the Show Your Stuff competition.  Thanks to everyone who helped out by voting for your favourite!
Now, to announce the winners…
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!

Baby Shower, Frothy Skirt, Make It Perfect, Scarves & Cowls

.Three new Creative Cards.

Today I have three brand new Creative Cards to share with you! 


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.
Let’s take a look at these three new cards:
There’s nothing like a quick accessory to give your outfit a boost.


Scarves and Cowls Creative Card will lead you through the basic instructions to create four simple and unique scarves and cowls.



projects are so quick and easy to sew, you will find yourself making
them for special gifts and to fill your own wardrobe.


The sky’s the limit when it comes to colour and fabric combinations and different embellishments, we’ve given you a few to start out with to get your creative juices flowing! 


Bibs and blankets are two essential baby items that every new Mother needs.


A Baby Shower bib and blanket set is the perfect gift to quickly sew up for a special friend or for yourself if you are expecting.



Backed with sensationally soft and cuddly minkee fabric, the blanket is the perfect thickness to swaddle your baby in.


While the bib is super absorbent and provides excellent coverage to keep baby clean and dry.

Your little girl will feel dazzling as she floats between party and play in her fizzy Frothy Skirt.


With just the right amount of bubbliness at the hemline, the skirt provides that little bit of extra glam – perfect for a special occasion!

For more photos and information about these three Creative Cards, head to my website.

To win a copy of all three Creative Cards, leave a comment on this blog post.  Giveaway will end on Friday 26th April and winner will be drawn at random.

Frothy Skirt, Make It Perfect

.Frothy Skirt.

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!