Saturday, 16 August 2014

Really Quick Present Sewing

The Child has a birthday party to go to tomorrow so we decided to make a skirt.  The pattern is another great Oliver & S free download: the Lazy Days Skirt.  This is actually more of a tutorial than a pattern and it is very quick and very easy to make,  I made all of it with the Child sitting on my knee so she could have a sewing lesson at the same time!

We looked in my overflowing cupboard and found this (very pink) cakey fairy fabric which is a  Michael Miller print which I originally bought to make aprons with.  (This fabric also started a debate on the merits of the colour pink which I won't go into here except to provide photographic evidence that I do, sometimes, make pink clothes for the Child!)

...and pink piping and everything!
With a big pink bow......

20 minutes later and we had a skirt, all wrapped and ready to be taken to the party!  I think I will be doing this for all upcoming birthday parties!


  1. This is so cute, and what a lovely present! I'll need to give that pattern a go. I've got an Oliver + S skirt to sew for a birthday but today's sewing plans were scuppered by a sick baby.

  2. Oh I hate it when that happens! I hope Harris is better now and you've recovered too from sick baby - it's very wearing! The skirt was so easy to make, I hope the birthday girl likes it!

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    1. Ha ha! Yes, I finally found a use for the rest of it!