It's Italian Day!
|Dana's circle skirt was perfect for these skirts - quick and easy.|
The girls have been learning Italian at school and there is a whole school celebration today that includes dressing up with an Italian theme, a parade and a special Italian lunch of pizza and gelato (which is the bit I think they are most excited about).
These simple skirts have a black elastic waistband and are very fully and twirly, which gives them a 'thumbs up' from the girls.
The circumference of them is huge - they are each 3 metres around the bottom!
They were wearing them with a simple white cotton broderie anglais 'Olivia' shirt by Pink Fig, until the weather turned cold.
|Any excuse to do cute hair-do's right??!!|
So my KCWC sewing for yesterday was to pull out, trace, cut and sew up these little jackets to give them a bit more warmth over their blouses.
The pattern is design 22 from Ottobre 4/2010.
The actual pattern is lined and has a ribbon at the neck - it's much fancier than these.
I just wanted something that would match their outfits and give them an extra layer so I made them up in white knit (interlock), and going on an idea used in this Noodlehead tutorial, I used pre-made bias binding (that I had on hand) for the neck ties.
In the Noodlehead tutorial they leave all the edges unfinished but I couldn't bring myself to do that, so the sleeve and bottom hems are rolled on the overlocker, there's elastic at the wrists to give it a frill and the front edge was sewn with a twin stretch needle.
The accessorised with cute hair ribbons on plaits and buns and a tambourine with matching ribbons.
So what does day four hold....