I made a second style skirt, pattern again from Craftsy, this time the “201 – Yasmin Yoke Skirt” by Maria Denmark
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.
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.
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.
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
So I searched my fabric stash for a nice knit fabric and once finished, took a quick Instagram pic late last night.
This morning, I couldn’t resist making another one. Here it is in a cute dachshund print knit cotton fabric.
And here’s a better pic of the raindrops print skirt from last night.
I got a couple more skirt patterns and can’t wait to make those.
Last week I made My Teeny-Tiny Doll® (MTTD) Pirate Willis …
… and I just couldn’t pass making a My Teeny-Tiny Girl Pirate Doll®, so here is MTTD Ciara.
I’ll have My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Ciara available in the shop at 10am (AEST) this morning – countdown timer here. *** NOW SOLD ***
In the meantime, “Have aaar nice day. Aaar!”
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
So, here is my #icebucketchallenge
To learn more about the #icebucketchallenge campaign, visit MND Australia
I now nominate:
- Tickle and Hide
- Three Kittens and
- Love That Outfit
Book Week Parade has come and gone for another year, and it was a success.
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!
Today was the big day. I had purchased face paint by Global Colours in green …
… and got up a bit earlier.
And Master Yoda is ready.
The school had a Father’s Day breakfast this morning, so off he went with his Dad … and success!
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
Seeking the South
Monkey & Squish
What I’d Wear
How I wore it
Hunter boots, black leggings, long sleeve white tee, baby blue long sleeve shirt and navy puffer vest.
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 …
… and a colour block tote bag for her.
And it’s reversible too!
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.
Pattern and tutorial for reversible tote from MADE by Dana