Tuesday, 22 June 2010

bubble skirt for my little english rose

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!

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  1. That skirt is too cute!!! I love it. Your little girl is adorable, and I absolutely love her name.

  2. Hi! Love the skirt! Your daughter is so cute! Thanks for visiting me, I'm your newest follower!

  3. She looks so cute!! Love the skirt.
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for England today!! I'm really hoping they make it to the next round!!!

  4. I love the idea of the ruffle on the top instead of on the bottom!!

    She has mega long hair - just like my K - I never noticed it before...

  5. I have been looking for a good tutorial for a bubble skirt! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  6. Thank you for your comments! Cyan is really happy with her bubble skirt, and Daddy (and all English football-lovers) are happy because England won the match which means they are definitely through to the next stage!!

  7. she looks so cute! i think you made the right choice with the ruffle. the roses are adorable too. great outfit!

  8. That is so cute! Thanks for linking. I love what you came up with!

  9. Lovely skirt, and beautiful kid. Great job (on both :) )

  10. Love the skirt!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  11. Adorable skirt. I've been meaning to try my hand at one of those, too!!!

  12. I just love the skirt. I need to get into that mode. The 'I'll just make her something' mode. Maybe one day ;) Good Job. She looks adorable!

    P.s. I saw you one hoo's got talent.


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