Monday, 29 April 2013

A Bubble Skirt for Isabelle

As I mentioned in my last post, although I haven’t officially joined in with Kid's Clothing Week this time round – I did end up doing a spot of sewing for my kids over the last couple of days.

The last thing I made was this bubble skirt for Isabelle. I used this awesome bubble skirt tutorial by An of Straightgrain. I discovered Straightgrain a while back and have fallen in love with it and Belgium style in general. (You may remember me raving about it here.)

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[Isabelle wears: Bubble Skirt made by me, cardi from Cotton-on kids, scarf from Weebits, tights from pumpkin patch, boots: Livie and Luca via Baby Vintage]

Do you recognise the fabric I used? The gorgeous poppies fabric is genuine Liberty of London fabric that I received from Clare of Green Valley Crafts as part of scrap bag swap. I decided to go patterned on patterned with contrasting fabric for the waistband (also received in the swap), and I used some blue and white seersucker for the lining that I had in my stash.

I love this skirt. It was simple easy to make, although I was a bit lazy with my ruffles.But I don’t think you can really tell … especially when your dazzled by Isabelle’s beauty… am I right?

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The photo above is a bit random – but I couldn’t resist sharing with you that I just used up this reel of 1000m of white thread ; that’s 1km people! I purchased this reel just before the last KCW, so about 6 months ago.  Can you understand why I’m just a bit proud of this achievement?

Joining in with my creative spaceShow and Tell , make it wear it and WKWW later in the week.

And ..

(Well, kinda)

x

20 comments:

Sophie Slim said...

YAY! Haha, its taken me about 6 months to use 100m ;p

The skirt is awesome, I love the bubble from straight grain - I made the peplum dress a few months ago but I'd love to give the bubble another go!

x

dear molly said...

Oh that skirt is just adorable Jenny, really love the fabric.
x

Rhiannon said...

I love that I'm not the only one to get excited about finishing one of those reels! haha I've gone through a few now, but I still smile to myself as I pop them in the bin.
I also love the skirt - I recognised the fabric as soon as the first image popped up! I drooled when Clare found the skirt, and I drooled again when I saw wee Isabelles!

clare said...

Beautiful!
Wow, it is 1km isn't it! I've been through a few, but never thought about it like that before!!!
x

Leonie said...

Haha go you with all that sewing! and that skirt - uber cute!

Stella Rutherford said...

Gorgeous skirt, gorgeous girl! Love the whole outfit!

thingsforboys said...

Great score with that fabric! The skirt is gorgeous!

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Oh wow - gorgeous skirt and that Liberty fabric is perfect. I am ADORING Issie's boots. So cute!

Katrine said...

She is adorable! Great job on the cute bubble skirt!

Work it Mommy said...

I love the bubble skirt! You did an amazing job and your daughter looks adorable!

Work it Mommy said...

I love the bubble skirt! You did an amazing job and your daughter looks adorable!

Toni-Maree from Sew Jereli said...

The skirt is so gorgeous! I love liberty prints for little girls clothes.

I keep seeing Belgium style everywhere!

Nin said...

Cute - I adore that liberty - every since I saw it pop up on Clare's blog (it was a thrifted skirt I think)

Cat said...

Liberty of London LOVE can't believe you received in a scrap swap VERY lucky!
That skirt is uber cuteness as is the model

Karyn said...

Very cute skirt!

Actually Amy said...

The skirt is super cute! As it the model.

love the fabric you used.

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Love your fabric choices, the stripes next to the Liberty print look gorgeous! And how sweet is your little model. : )

Suz said...

Gorgeous! I love an's blog too. I have a bubble skirt on my list of things to make in the future!

Olga (Kid Approved) said...

The skirt is adorable! Love the fabric!

CHD said...

Very sweet skirt. Lovely fabric and cute model! Cx