Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Tomorrow is an important match (apparently) for England in the World Cup, and Cyan’s preschool asked if all the kids could wear red and white tomorrow to show support! Well I have absolutely no interest in football myself, but hey – it’s a bit of fun for the kids to dress up and be patriotic!
I decided to make Cyan a red and white skirt; she has red leggings but it’s too hot at the moment, plus I really struggle to get her to wear any outfit that doesn’t involve a skirt or dress! She’s such a girl! When I saw The Ruffled Bubble Skirt over at A Lemon Squeezy Home I was immediately inspired to make Cyan a bubble skirt! There is now a tutorial for The Ruffled Bubble Skirt, however I decided to add a ruffle at the top of Cyan’s skirt, instead of at the bottom. I found this Bubble Skirt Tutorial at Sew Hip Mama which had the bubble skirt look I was after, and it was pretty easy to follow too. It really is a very simple skirt to make, I made Cyan’s in one evening! The only change I made was to add 3" to the interior fabric measurement – this made the ruffle at the top of Cyan’s skirt.
My little English rose ..
“Only one more photo mummy!”
I had a scrap piece of the red and white hearts fabric I used for the skirt, so I thought I’d make some fabric roses, I keep seeing fabric flowers everywhere, but I wanted to make roses for my little English rose! I sewed 3 pieces of different fabric together, then gathered them and wrapped them round into a rose shape .. they are then sewed onto some red polka dot ribbon I already had, the ribbons are tied onto some hair elastics then tied in a bow – the bow also looks like leaves I think!
The beauty of this is that if we want we can simply untie the ribbons and re-tie onto a pin – ready to pin on clothes, bag etc.. I did think we could leave one on a hair elastic for her ponytail and put the other on a pin to go on her top .. not so practical for preschool though, which is why they’re both going in her hair tomorrow!