I asked Little I to pose for photos. Look, straight away, no hesitancy at all, she stepped into a sewing blogger pose. Is this the result of watching her mother take self made garment photos for the past few years?? Um, I guess it probably is.
I love this tutu-style skirt. It was a very simple make but the fabric is just fabulous. Due to its unfinished frilly nature, I didn't bother hemming it. I bought the fabric from a shop called Meme in Exeter. They are in the process of closing down their 'real life' shop and transferring to being an online retailer.
As a result there was a sale on in the shop.
This fabulous textured fabric was £12 per metre, reduced from £24. The assistant said it was polyester. I only needed half a metre. I had ventured into the shop originally looking for denim with a bit of stretch in it, but it wasn't the type of fabric shop that sells stretch denim. They seemed to specialise in feminine pretty prints and floaty chiffon types of fabric. All very pretty. All screaming out (in a discreet lady like way) to be made into partywear for almost six year olds.
I was tempted temporarily to make a frilly skirt for myself, but then sense prevailed, and I made the skirt for Little I. I just wasn't sure I would wear such a frilly skirt as often as she will. Plus she does go to a hell of a lot more parties than me! Plus she has better shoes and tights to match it.
But I am compromising and planning a grown up ruffled skirt for myself! I was swayed by seeing a woman walking along, in her forties wearing a 3 tiered light brown skirt, knee length, with a sequin trim on each tier. It was a perfect mix of grown up and frills.