Tuesday 13 May 2008

Pleat it, just pleat it!

This is the second birthday gift for the week which is now on its way across the city with the postal service.

I have to say I love, love, love this pattern and will definitely be making more of these skirts in both summer and winter weight fabrics.

It's from Ottobre, edition 4/2007 (as was the previous skirt) and is pattern 14.

Once you master the pleats it is a very quick and easy skirt to whip up but I have to say that the basic Ottobre instructions defeated me on this one.

I enlisted the help of wonderful Novy from Little Munchkins who ever so kindly took photo's of how to make the pleats up and sent them to me. How's that for helpful!

Don't you just love the generosity of bloggers! Thanks again Novy.

The flower on the top is made by fusing two layers of each of the fabrics together then cutting out the shape.

Then I just put a few stitches around the centre of the flower to shape it a little and added a button. It's one of the buttons sent to me simply in the spirit of sharing by Cass.

I know that the white top is not the greatest colour choice for an adventurous four-year-old but it best matched the skirt and I couldn't resist!


Cass said...

Lovely outfit Karen

Andrea said...

Gorgeous outfit Karen! Love the flower.

Little Munchkins said...

I think the skirt turned out great. I am glad to have been able to help too.

I like to dress the kids in white too, sometimes not so practical but white goes with everything!

Kylie said...

It looks great Karen - and white is a good choice - I too like white - nappysan is your friend!

Unknown said...

That is so beautiful. I've been dying to work out how to make a skirt with an elastic waist and pleats.
I love it.

Unknown said...

Ok, I'm back from my holiday. I'm going to trace that pattern for you this week and send it off. Pm me your address when you can. :)