Sunday, 7 June 2015

Hers and Hers

Hello all! The sun has been shining all weekend here. It's been glorious, so warm and summery. The girl and I have been posing and playing in our fun summer skirts - we are all matchy-matchy!  It's actually been rather fun.
 
 
My skirt pattern is the "quick knit pencil" pattern from Gertie Sews Vintage Casual. I have made this before here, and it is so quick to put together that it almost makes itself.  As I did last time, I folded out 5 inches in length! I am getting a complex about being short!
 

The fabric is a beautiful printed jersey called "Rose Journey" from fabricland in Brighton, and it is very pretty. I only bought a small amount of fabric (as I am an eternal scrimper and saver) so I didn't bother with pattern matching, and its fine.  A ready-to-wear skirt would be no better, so I don't mind.

 
I made up the pattern for my daughter's skirt: it is just a basic A-line shape, cut bigger than her waist measurement then gathered by an elasticated waistband to fit her. I am a huge fan of elastic -  so comfy. She loves it (always lovely to get a positive reaction to ones sewing!) and is thrilled that we match.
 
 
These are perfect weight for summer holiday wear - they will be easy to pack without needing an iron afterwards. I can't wait to wear mine for a paddle at the beach.
 
 
It has a great shape too, I found myself walking with a definite wiggle today!


 
Fingers crossed for more lovely weather.  Mind you it's our kids' summer fete next weekend, so I'm expecting torrential rain!



10 comments:

  1. Such lovely, bright and colourful skirts Louise and it's great that your little girl loves hers too x
    Enjoy wearing your matching skirts at the summer fete - here's hoping for more sunshine!

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    1. Yey for more sunshine and summery clothes to go with it!

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  2. Louise -- what wonderful fabric that you have made into gorgeous skirts. You little girl is adorable!

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    1. She really is rather adorable! But I am biased!

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  3. Lovely skirts - and it's so cute that the two of you match! It's always good to have something that's really comfy but still pretty so I'm sure both skirts will be getting a lot of wear.

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  4. I love this fabric, the colours are gorgeous! It's so satisfying when you can have such a lovely new make so quickly too, isn't it?! That's great your daughter likes her skirt too, I love that you match.

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    1. Quick makes can be just the ticket if you are not really feeling up to concentrating hard on sewing, but still want to stitch!

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  5. Your skirts are just beautiful! So pretty and summery - your photos make me feel a bit wistful for warmer weather... ;) Here's hoping for plenty of sunshine for your fete!

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  6. Thank you. Are you in winter already?

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