She is forever asking me if she can make her teddies or dolls some clothes and she's even resorted to making them some out of paper in the past.
So I thought the time had come for her to help me make something for herself. I thought the 'Garden Flower' skirt pattern in the new Ottobre would be a good choice, as it seemed to be aimed at beginners..... how wrong was I! It was full of curved facings and hems and over instructing. She sewed the straight seams on the machine, but straight seams were few and far between!
She chose the fabric herself, it's from Ikea (not my choice) and because the skirt in the magazine seemed to be fairly heavyweight I thought it would be fine, and indeed, weight wise it is fine, but it does stand out a lot at the sides when it's on, I wonder would it be better with a tulle under-skirt?
Aren't I a bad mother to make her model it in the frost!
Maybe I'm wrong about Ottobre aiming this at beginners, but thats how I read it. I feel that if you are able to make this skirt, then surely you would know how to place the pattern pieces on the fabric. As for a simple skirt, I love #10 in 4/2004. I've made it twice now and you only trace two pattern pieces and cut six of one and two of the other.
Next, Tadhg wants to help me make something........