In my newly refreshed enthusiasm for sewing clothes I thought I had better not neglect my girls, so they both have lovely new Purl Bee gathered skirts with pockets. I would dearly like to say that they were an easy make but I spent quite some time one evening unable to get my head around the pocket construction…….it is not at all difficult, I was clearly just having one of those moments where things don’t fall into place. Once I had the ta-dah flash of understanding the rest fell into place very smoothly. I had to eke out the seam allowances on the waistband as the elastic I had to hand was wider than it should have been and I really didn’t want to buy online and wait several days before I could go-ahead with making the skirts*.
Both girls are very happy (especially Katie because it is ‘very twirly, look at me mummy’) and so far they haven’t worn them at the same time…..which I think is probably a good thing!
Pattern:: Purl Bee Gathered Skirt for All Ages
Floral = Amy Butler, I think…..but I forgot to check the selvedge before cutting it up…..bought on impulse a few years ago with the intention of making a top for myself…..much better as little girl skirts
Polka Dot = Ikea, again several years old and used in so many projects, I love the combination of pink and red
Size:: Size 4-5 for Katie and 10-11 for Islay….too big but I want them to have a lot of wear!
* I’m finding this is the main inconvenience to living up here…….no access to a sewing shop. The one in our old town was stocked to the brim with pretty much everything I could ever want haberdashery-wise, although unfortunately I tended not to like the fabric. I also miss having a hardware shop close by. I don’t miss clothes shops, bars, restaurants etc as I have never frequented them anyway!