I am seriously loving the summer folky style trend of adding embroidery, ribbons, pom pom, ric rac, and basically any and every bit of embellishment you can find, to clothing this season. Boden has a really lovely selection of clothes which I put into a virtual basket before deciding to have a go at doing a version myself. My favourite piece was this skirt. The version I made cost about a third of the price of the original and was pretty simple to make. If you fancy making your own, here’s what you need. (Measurements and sizing are to fit a four year old).
We are big fans of the clothing range Little Bird here at Little Button Diaries. So much so that we would happily buy the entire range every time a new season comes out. After I spotted this adorable skirt with braces in the latest collection, I decided I wanted to try to make my own variation in blue, to fit with my Little Button’s wardrobe.
I’m a big fan of making clothes without a pattern. I’m just not good at following instructions. The last two patterns I followed were for skirts, and both of them came out too small (what did I do wrong? Did I just get too fat in the making process?! Blame the pattern, blame the pattern…). Its really easy to make kids clothes without patterns because they don’t need a lot of shape. I made Amelie a little ruffle skirt and it took less than an hour – this is a really simple little project. The same principles would apply for making an adult version. All you need is a button and some fabric – half a metre would do for a toddler.
We do a lot of sewing projects here at Little Button Diaries, but we only think to make skirts when the sun comes out. It turns out the last one I made was this time last year! So I thought it was about time to flex my skirt-making muscles again, for this playful, summery skirt.
The pattern I followed came from the excellent website made. As the skirt is basically just two rectangles sewn together, it’s really simple to make and then embellish.
I have lots of craft stuff which I never seem to use so I decided yesterday it was time for a sort out and craft day.
I knew i wanted to make something for the little one as a gentle introduction back to my sewing machine which I’ve not touched in four months.
I found a fat quarter I’ve been wanting to use for ages and some matching elastic and decided to make a baby circle skirt. I followed this tutorial and found, even whilst trying to entertain a baby at the same time, it was easy to follow…