First up, two little presents for a special little person in my life who turned one recently ...
This little fella (I call him Percy - my homage to the book "Owl Babies"), from More Softies which I was able to borrow from the library. My local library seems to be about ten years behind the times with it's collection so it was a miracle I got my hands on a copy of this book! his head went a bit wonky in the bit where I had to hand sew it shut but hey, he was more first softie so it was a steep learning curve!
Then there was little number above: "The Kidlet" Wall Pocket from JCasa *handmade. A very handy little pouch with a patchwork pocket at the front that is designed to hang off a door knob and be a sort of catch-all for all those bits and pieces. You might recognise the Japanese animal print from the now infamous pants I made for my little fella (which, incidently he is forced to wear at least twice a week due to all the blood, sweat and tears that went into them!).
Ok. Still there? Cool.
Now we have a skirt I made from the same pattern as this one however this time I added a panel of this gorgeous fabric (I can't remember the name of it but it's cut from a fat quarter that I just had to have a few months ago. Does anyone know it's name?).
The rest of the skirt is made from a quite heavy denim from Spotlight. I thought long and hard about how to attach the patterned fabric to the base of the skirt. Considering I was attaching it to some pretty heavy duty denim I decided to back the fabric with some interfacing first which seemed to stiffen it up quite nicely.
Now if you're like me and have a, "I will only wear skirts" child, then check out the awesome collection of free skirt tutorials that Gret over at a little red ribbon has sourced. This list will keep me going for a few more months of sewing on the side. Thanks Gret!