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Tea Party Skirt

Knitting, Make It Perfect, Tea Party Skirt


Some knitting projects to share with you today…
This Milo vest has been sitting waiting for two little ends to be woven in for 8 months! Ha! I did eventually finish it and luckily it was a little big for Lil back then because it fits her well now. Besides, it was too hot for her to wear it over the last 8 months anyway!

Such a great, quick and easy knit (super beginner-friendly if you are wanting to get into knitting) and I love working on circular needles. I used yarn from Bendigo – this one is Luxury 8 ply in Aquarium.

 I don’t believe I’ve ever shared this Tea Party Skirt (pattern avaliable as a Creative Card) on my blog either. I think it’s about 2 years old and still going strong – skirts fit girls forever!

And I’ve got to show you Lil’s full outfit from last Sunday – we’re always a bit mismatched over here, and I love it that way! I’m sure that in a few years she’ll start deciding that colours and patterns have to “go together” so I’m making the most of her pulling together random clothing selections while she can get away with it!

Including heart-printed tights with her Saltwaters!

 And this little Milo was knitted for the bambino (because he really lacks clothing!) 

But I have seen some teeny baby boys wearing Milo vests and they are sooo cute that I had to make him one!

This yarn is also from Bendigo and is Alpaca Rich 8 ply in Rich Ocean. It is so small (I think I made the smallest size) that it was finished really quickly and used hardly any yarn…a great project to work on and add to the present box for other babies I think!

Make It Perfect, Snappy Tie, Tea Party Skirt

.Creative Cards by Make It Perfect.

Have you heard of the new Creative Cards my distributor, Creative Abundance have started producing?  They are such a cool concept – a mini-pattern, if you like.

Make It Perfect Creative Cards are a fun, compact mini-pattern.  They 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 on 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.

I’ve been working on a few Creative Cards and want to share my first two with you today…

Snappy Ties are a great way to accessorise your boy for church, special occasions, holidays or just because!

They are fully lined for a crisp, durable finish and easy to wear with an adjustable neckband.


Snappy ties fit sizes 1-10 years and are so fast to sew that you won’t be able to stop at one!

The Tea Party Skirt is guaranteed to put a delightful smile on any little girl’s face.

It features a cute apron panel with decorative ribbon trim and is light and comfy to wear.

The Tea Party Skirt is extremely quick and easy to sew and comes in two size ranges 6 months-5 years and 6-10 years.


You may recognise the Tea Party Skirt as a pattern from my book.  I love this skirt so much that I’ve decided to release it as a Creative Card for people who don’t have a copy of my book and also for people outside of Australia who can’t get a copy of the book (and as far as I can tell, it doesn’t look as though it is going to be released internationally at the moment) so hopefully this will tide you over for a little longer!!  Book patterns only go up to a size 5 so the Big Tea Party Skirt Creative Card will also come in handy for those wanting to sew for older girls.

Check out the Snappy Tie and Tea Party Skirt pages on my website for more information about these patterns.

I’d love to give away some Creative Cards – two lucky people will win a copy of each of the new cards.  If you would like to enter, please leave a comment on this blog post and make sure you leave an email address or have an email address connected to your profile.  Winners will be drawn at random and giveaway will end on Wednesday 23rd May.