Thursday, 7 June 2012

Snuffly butterflies

It's a world of wuffly snuffles here with the smallest home again today with the lurgy.
As she has grown SO much and has an aversion to jeans (or anything that I purchase these days) it has been a good opportunity to let her rummage through the stash and make her own design choices - the theory being that she may actually wear final product rather than use it as a defiant door stop in a very messy bedroom ... here's hoping...
After much discussion and she settled on various types of butterflies that I didn't even know were in the stash!
She helped with some cutting and ironing and then became very bored with it all and preferred to sniffle through a DVD on the couch.  The pefect place to be when the lurgy strikes!
Long sleeve t-shirt - basics range from Big W, applique circle of chosen fabric then highlighted with running stitch in perle 8 cotton.

(you can tell from the blurry image that despite having the lurgy, my model doesn't like to stay still)

Skirt - basic a-line shape with elastic waist and machine hem (all about quick and easy here).  Circles of fabric ironed into place with visoflex and then hand stitched with perle 8 running stitch.

She has given the finished products the thumbs up but we'll wait to see if she'll actually wear them.

Hope you and yours are lurgy free.
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  1. Ohhh, I do like how you've decorated that skirt and top! Getting ideas as I have a 6 year old who also does the "jeans as door stops" or shoved under the bed thing too, LOL.

    And it is amazing how sick little ones can still be so active, isn't it?! Hoping your little one recovers quickly. :)

  2. Love what you've done with the skirt and top........they look great and it's an easy but effective way to personalise
    bought tees or a plain skirt

    I'm sure the new outfit will get plenty of wear....... and I hope this unwelcome lurgy packs it's bags and leaves quickly.....

    Claire :}

  3. Very nice additions there. Well done you!

  4. Oh, it's Lurgy Central in these parts. Sadly, no prettying of garmentry complete with fairy running stitches though...

  5. Oh those dreaded germs! Hopefully she keeps them to herself. The new outfit is lovely, I particularly love that skirt!

  6. This is beautiful. It's lovely and grown up. It's hard to find stylish homemade as they get bigger and have their own ideas.

  7. Hmm, how old is your girl? That's a really great outfit- very 'cool' with the leggings underneath (probably my 9 year old would roll her eyes at me saying that!). I hope the lurgy has disappeared

  8. Oh snap!! I've just done some PJ's with a top quite similar to that one - but it's her name with stitching around it.
    Great skirt - very stylish.


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