Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A quick and easy skirt

A while ago, I offered to try out and review a pattern for Fairy Tale Frocks and Lollipops, a long time favourite online store of mine that has recently updated its storefront and become a pdf only store with loads of new patterns and designers.

I had bought some fabric on a whim and was just looking for a little pattern for Miss M, when I came across the Hadley Grace Paper Bag Skirt pattern at FF&L. It looked so cute and perfect for the fabric I had grabbed just because.

The skirt came together so quickly and easily, that I decided to hunt through my stash just a day before my bestie's little girl's birthday party and make one for her. I had a plain tee in my "to embroider" pile that Miss M had outgrown before I'd got around to it (she has grown like a weed this year!) and found some coordinating prints I had bought years ago to make a basic baby quilt for my niece. It all came together so well, and teamed with an easy headband to complete the outfit, and a My Little Pony set, it made the perfect present, don't you think?

(Picture courtesy of G. Farr)

The pattern is very economical on fabric, and fantastic for the beautiful summer weather we are having. You can read my review over here, or purchase the discounted pattern here, but be quick! Only hours remaining as it goes back to full price on the 1st day of 2014!

Happy New Year! May it bring wonderful things to you and your family. We are especially glad to have both our children back at the same school next year as Mr A's intervention program has come to an end and it's time to bring him back to mainstream! Wish us luck!