Friday, 17 February 2012

Ruffle Joy

I love it when the kids like something I have made so much that I actually don't get to fully finish it before they want it.

After washing you trim the ruffles and then they are meant to be 'set'

These are Ruffle Joy skirts by Bridget and Lucy, you can buy the pattern as a PDF and as there are no actual pieces this is a good option.

The top of the skirts is not this red - it's a lighter pink - just a lousy photo!
I actually want to add tulle and felt flower embellishments to the ribbon trim at the top of the skirt - but I have to get them off the girls first.

'woofs', mushrooms, birds and Little Red - what more would a girl want.

These were incredibly easy to make because you use a jelly roll - yep - quilty fabric in my house!

I got mine here and can not say enough about how quick Jane was to process and send my order - and her prices are fabulous too.

Each skirt uses a maximum of eight jelly strips so you can get 5-6 skirts from each roll - great value.

With a ruffler foot doing the work these are a quick and easy item to make - not sure that I would do them without a ruffler though - too much fiddling for me.



This kid is mad on her 'A Walk in the Woods' version with Little Red Riding Hood and the "Woofs" (as she calls them).

Though for each photo like the one above, there are a couple like the one below too!



We've already had the first two party invitations so I am thinking I might make a stash of these and put them in the cupboard for gifts.
I'd prefer to give this than some plastic rubbish, and I think most parents would prefer to receive it too.

Give them a go - and let me know if you do - I'd love to see your version.

15 comments:

Cass said...

These look great Karen

Selina said...

Oh I love them! Gorgeous!

Cas said...

om my gosh karen they are ADORABLE!! might have to have a party !!!! will defo look up the pattern :)

Carmel Morris said...

Gorgeous skirts, Karen. I have to agree with you, Quilt Jane has awesome prices, especially for an Australian supplier.

Little Munchkins said...

Oh that is beautiful! Miss A has a Rainbow Day coming up at school and I was thinking of sewing a ruffle skirt. This pattern is perfect! Love it!

Cath said...

Beautiful... and so is the skirt! Will have to get on to these...I know 2 little girls who would love them!

Sally said...

Those skirts are wonderful! I love love love them!!! Brilliant.

Miss Prudence said...

Oh I just LOVE these!

sophie said...

Beautiful Karen!

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Very cute. Love the non-plastic gift idea!!

Seaweed and Raine said...

What awesome photos! :) Loving that face. I SO understand your aversion to plastic gifts - I'm much the same.

Amy said...

Gorgeous! I love them and I love the fabric. I love all of Aneela Hoeys' fabric lines!

Ellieboo said...

These are seriously the cutest skirts I have seen - I so want to make one of these my wee kid. Great fabric combinations! Love love love.

one little acorn said...

Very cute! Great fabric choices too.

Lucy Johnson said...

I LOVE looking at your blog for inspiration! And I want to make this skirt for a 5yo and 2yo bday coming up but the pattern is no longer available...what can I do?