Sunday, September 12, 2010

Grabbing Spring with both hands

The sun is definately starting to shine a bit more around here. And we're making the most of every minute it does.

I decided to make a start on Maddy's Spring/Summer wardrobe yesterday. I was so pleased with the way the skirt turned out.

I made it using Butterick 5778 which I found in an op shop and seems to be out of print. It's a great easy little pattern if you can find it. I made a little yoyo brooch to pin on the skirt. So cute. Eloise has asked for some yoyo brooches too for her cardigans. Thank goodness they are really quick and easy to make. If you fancy making one, you can find a tutorial here on how to make yoyos. To make a brooch, Make two yoyos, one larger than the other. Pop the smaller yoyo on top of the larger one, add a button in the middle and stitch them all together. Cut a length of ribbon and a length of skinny ric rac. Fold them in half so you have 4 tails. Stitch the fold to the back of the yoyos. Sew a safety pin or brooch fixture to the back of the whole thing and it's all done and ready to go!

I bought the t-shirt in the sale at Farmers and appliqued a cupcake onto the front.
Miss fussy pants was actually pleased with this outfit so no doubt I shall be making more for her.

Hope you get your own little patch of sunshine today!


Stella said...

What lucky girls you have! I wish I could just be like "yep, better start making a summer wardrobe!" I still haven't made friends with my sewing machine since the beginning of winter...

Kelly said...

We are getting a bit of sunshine at the moment too. The skirt looks divine, oh how I wish I could sew :)

Little Ted Canvas said...

Very sweet, bring on that spring sunshine!!

Maxabella said...

It's a great outfit for a little Spring girl - fresh and bright and cheerful. Very stylish. Yay for Spring! x

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Yay for Spring! What a gorgeous Miss Fussy pants!

Ann said...

Hi Sarah,

Came via Tammie's site. Strange we never cross paths until now. You are so creative, I am sure your daughter love wearing clothes you added your personal touch. I used to do it with me girls when they were young.



m.e (Cathie) said...

yay for a bit of spring sunshine!
gorgeous outfit.
have been meaning to do a cupcake applique, you have inspired me!

Anonymous said...

It's a lovely outfit - love that skirt and yo-yo brooch. Thanks for the instructions x


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