Yoke Skirt for Me

I made a second style skirt, pattern again from Craftsy, this time the “201 – Yasmin Yoke Skirt” by Maria Denmark

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I’m not normally a floral print kind-a-girl, but I had this fabric in my stash that I got given a while back, so I thought it’d be perfect for Spring.

I couldn’t find my interfacing, so I omitted it from the band of the skirt, plus I was too impatient to wait as I wanted to finish it last night so I could try it on.

I chose the shorter version and here’s how it turned out.

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It has a slight flare to it without giving too much volume at the hips, so great with flat shoes for a more casual wear or a bit of chunky heels and accessories for a dressier look.

The next style on the agenda is a wrap skirt, so just need to find a nice fabric for that to cut in to.

Easy Skirt Sewing For Me

As I sew teeny-tiny clothes for my 11″ My Teeny-Tiny Dolls®, I get to learn about pattern making and drafting on a VERY small scale, which is helping me understand garment construction and making.

Apart from this poncho, I don’t think I’ve ever made any clothes for myself. So, it was about time to change that.

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With Spring here, I thought I’d make myself some skirts and looked for a nice easy-to-start with pattern. Off I went to Craftsy and saw this very simple FREE “30 Minutes Easy Skirt” pattern by So Sew Easy

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So I searched my fabric stash for a nice knit fabric and once finished, took a quick Instagram pic late last night.

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This morning, I couldn’t resist making another one. Here it is in a cute dachshund print knit cotton fabric.

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And here’s a better pic of the raindrops print skirt from last night.

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I got a couple more skirt patterns and can’t wait to make those.

My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Ciara

Last week I made My Teeny-Tiny Doll® (MTTD) Pirate Willis …

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… and I just couldn’t pass making a My Teeny-Tiny Girl Pirate Doll®, so here is MTTD Ciara.

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I’ll have My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Ciara available in the shop at 10am (AEST) this morning – countdown timer here. *** NOW SOLD ***

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In the meantime, “Have aaar nice day. Aaar!”

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#icebucketchallenge

I was nominated by Kylie from Made by Kale for the #icebucketchallenge to help raise awareness and funds for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or known as MND (“motor neurone disease”) in Australia

Photo courtesy of Made by Kale

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So, here is my #icebucketchallenge

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To learn more about the #icebucketchallenge campaign, visit MND Australia

I now nominate:

  1. Tickle and Hide
  2. Three Kittens and
  3. Love That Outfit

Book Week Parade 2014 – Master Yoda

Book Week Parade has come and gone for another year, and it was a success.

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Joshua wanted to go as Yoda as he already had the Jedi Knight costume, as well as a sample Yoda hat I had made a few years back. I thought “Hooray!” I don’t have to make the costume this year.

So as the day approached and looking at Pinterest for make-up/face paint ideas, I had seen that Yoda’s cloak is in a lighter colour and that he was wearing brown underneath. The perfectionist in me had mentioned this to Josh and told him, if I had time, I’d make the costume in the right colour way … was I nuts!?

Well, I did have some spare time yesterday and the right amount of fabric, so off I sewed the day away.

I finished it just in time for school pick-up and Josh was very excited to discover the costume in the cupboard as he was changing from his school uniform. The BIG SMILE was enough for me!

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Today was the big day. I had purchased face paint by Global Colours in green …

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… and got up a bit earlier.

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And Master Yoda is ready.

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The school had a Father’s Day breakfast this morning, so off he went with his Dad … and success!

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My Wardrobe – Hunter Boots

Raining here, again, in Sydney. Which means gumboots weather.

I bought myself a pair of Hunter Boots last year, which I had been eyeing for a few years prior to getting them. So when I found them on theiconic.com.au website in a size 5! Well, I had to get them (my true size would be closer to a 4 – 4.5, so finding shoes that fit is like heaven)

Here’s My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Mimi showing them off last year

So with the rain out, they needed to be worn!

Here are some Pinterest inspirations

Cleverly Yours

Fashionsy

Lolobu

Seeking the South

Monkey & Squish

What I’d Wear

Nordstrom

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How I wore it

Hunter boots, black leggings, long sleeve white tee, baby blue long sleeve shirt and navy puffer vest.

Teacher’s Gift

Josh’s Year 1 teacher went on maternity leave today. I made her little bub-to-be a cute little bib and puppy softie gift set …

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… and a colour block tote bag for her.

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And it’s reversible too!

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I made one for myself back in September 2012 and it’s a great size bag to throw in a lot of baby/toddler needs for an outing or to take to the beach.

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Pattern and tutorial for reversible tote from MADE by Dana