I recently won a $20 gift voucher through Quilthome's 'link of the week' - hurrah! I used my new found riches to buy a half yard each of a couple of fabrics from Tanya Whelan's Ava Rose collection. One of my close friends has a little girl called Ava Rose who is turning three this month, so I thought I'd make something special for her using the fabric. The fabric is lovely, although not the sort of thing I usually go for. I enjoyed sewing with it though, it was beautiful quality.
I have had the Pink Fig girly skirt pattern in my collection for a while so decided to use that. The pattern called for .75 of a yard for the drop waist and hem band but I only needed half a yard (does that drive anyone else mad? So often I waste money buying more fabric than I actually need...).
I'm quite pleased with the results. I've never gathered fabric before and am happy with how it turned out, although it is a little uneven in patches. I think the dropped waist is quite cute too, kind of old fashioned.
Expect to see more and more skirts on this blog, my little girl wears them a lot and I'm looking forward to churning out a few for her over the coming months.
The finished skirt.
Being modelled by my daughter. She is a size 1-2 and the skirt is a size 3, so it's too big on her, but you get the idea!
It's a longish skirt, but hopefully won't be this long on the little girl I made it for.