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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!

Make It Perfect, Milkshake Skirt

.Milkshake x2.

I made these two skirts back in November, just before the Milkshake Skirt pattern was released, but realised that I haven’t shared them yet.  (Look at those little bruised legs!)


These skirts are really fun, both to make and to wear.  Lil chooses these all the time (when they are ironed, anyway!) and they have awesome twirling capabilities!

I’m thinking about joining in with the Kids Clothing Week Challenge over at Elsie Marley next week – is anyone else doing it??


Make It Perfect Milkshake Skirt
Patty Young, Flora and Fauna, Hummingbird in Aqua
Michael Miller, Ta Dot in Berry
Timeless Treasure, Rainbow Spot (not sure of specifics)

Make It Perfect, Milkshake Skirt, Sun Kissed Hat

.TWO New Patterns for Market!.


I’m leaving for Quilt Market in 1 sleep and have a couple of new patterns ready to share! 

First up – let me introduce you to 

Our skin needs protection from the harsh sun, and Sun Kissed Hats will cheerfully meet the challenge!
Sun Kissed Hats have a wide, floppy brim, ensuring excellent coverage and peace of mind.


With large, adjustable back tabs you will be guaranteed the perfect, snug fit and a handy opening to pull a ponytail through.
The reversible design of Sun Kissed Hats allows you to mix and match colours and patterns to suit any style this Summer!
Sun Kissed Hat are suitable for both boys and girls and are sized to fit infants through to adults.
My second new release pattern is a gorgeous little girl’s skirt with lots of personality….
The Milkshake Skirt is a chic skirt with unlimited twirling capability.  
The deep box pleats allow you to play with fun colour combinations, giving the Milkshake Skirt loads of bounce and zest!
Featuring a flat-fronted, elastic-backed adjustable waistband, the Milkshake Skirt is both stylish and comfortable, ticking all the boxes!
I’m really excited about these two new editions to the Make It Perfect range.  They are just in time for some quick Summer sewing – I know my kids are in need of a few new hats (where do hats go anyway?  I’m sure they end up in the same place as those missing socks…) and I know that you will love the adjustable tabs at the back of the Sun Kissed Hats.  The great thing about the tabs is that you can tighten them to help the hat stay on securely – always helpful with kids!

I’ve had a lot of fun playing with different fabric combinations for the Milkshake Skirt also.  This skirt is really cute and be given a more classic look with the use of a plain fabric on the exterior panels (I’ve used a lightweight denim here) or you can go to town using two of your favourite printed fabrics for a little more pizazz!  (I’ll share some other versions I’ve sewn of each of the patterns with you next week.) 

My talented friend Chelsea captured these gorgeous pictures for me (and was a legend for fitting me in between her busy wedding time schedule!) and the cute model is the daughter of a good friend of mine who I don’t get to see nearly enough – thanks Liv and Nik!  Isn’t she the sweetest??

You’ll find more information about each of these patterns, Sun Kissed Hat and the Milkshake Skirt on the Make It Perfect website.  If you are looking for a place to purchase a copy of the pattern for yourself, take a look at our stockists or ask your favourite store to order one in for you. 

If you would like to win a copy of both of these patterns, leave a comment on this blog post.  Two lucky commenters will win themselves a copy of BOTH patterns!
(Please make sure you leave an email address with your comment.  Giveaway will close Tuesday 29th November and winner will be drawn at random).