Tuesday, 7 February 2012
The birthday girl has opened her presents so I can now reveal what I was working on last week.
This is a skirt made for my daughter's friend. I've seen similar ones on sale for quite a bit of money so thought I would have a bash at making my own. The skirt pattern is a very basic one from my BurdaStyle magazine and the applique design is from a book from the talented Piece 'O Cake ladies.
Luckily the maths wasn't too hard on this one! A four inch pattern repeat fitted exactly around the bottom of the skirt so it was easy, with the help of a light box, to accurately place the design.
I'm afraid I didn't get a very good quality picture of the skirt in it's entirety. I just managed to finish it before the party and I only had time to take some quick photos before it went out the door in a gift bag!
I love Piece 'O Cake designs. Don't think I've ever seen a quilt of theirs I didn't like...
The material is from Ray Stitch and ordered online. The ladies there were most helpful and colour matched the thread for me. I think I pretty much just got lucky with such an accurate colour match for the lining! I am often in for a bit of a surprise when fabrics come through the post. Colours can look totally different on the screen.
Overall I am very pleased with the skirt. It did take a long time to do but it was time very enjoyably spent. Just feel a tad guilty about the lack of housework last week!