I really only had the Oliver + S hopscotch skirt on my 'to do' list. I decided to put together a couple of ruffle skirts - I thought these would be good as the ruffles would add bulk and help keep those little legs warm. Add tights and boots, I thought, and she will be cozy all Winter. They are also so easy to make! I knew that I wouldn't even need a pattern.
I followed this fantastic tutorial for the bottom half of the skirt. It's for a size 5-6 but I knew from experience - I've made two or three of these in the past - how to scale down the measurements to suit Katherine. I decided to do something different for the top half of the skirt though, so I cut into my never-ending (it would seem) piece of chocolate corduroy. I decided to put some cute little pockets on the front, and a mock fly. I added elastic at the back only.
This was the finished product:
Until I decided that my finished product was a little 'unfinished'. I really felt like it needed another ruffle underneath there somewhere. So this morning I fetched it out of the laundry basket and got back to work. Two ruffles are much better, see?
And then of course it needed a belt. Now it is complete (and very cute, if I do say so myself)!
|Please excuse the state of my floors - I was sewing today |
when I should have been doing the vacuuming!