Monday, September 20, 2010

Ottobre "one fine day" patchwork ruffle skirt 1/2009

Massive twirlability here!

A few weeks ago Zoe informed me that I never made her anything anymore and that I only make things for other people, well didn't that make me feel guilty! I gave her my Ottobre mags to told her to choose something. Of course she chose the most difficult and time consuming thing out of all the magazines that I have! The One Fine Day patchwork ruffle skirt from Issue 1/2009.

After getting my head around the pattern, which took quite a while I must say (#1 I'm not good at patterns & #2 this is pretty complicated) I got started, and really it wasn't that hard. Used up lots of cotton and brain space, but gosh it was worth it!

And I got it finished just in time for her 6th birthday party!

I changed the pattern a little bit by using commercial binding and I added a panel to the top of the skirt as it was a little too short for her.

What do you think?
I would have loved a skirt like this when I was six!


mummymadesigns said...

Just gorgeous ! and when the rain goes away it will be fantastic twirling weather Im sure

Kaleidoscope said...

Amanda I would LOVE one now, knee length in greens, browns, blues and a tiny splash of orange. Thanks