February's twist in the Flip This Pattern series provided me with a great excuse to do just that. I usually follow the series, and last winter I had a chance to participate in this competition. I was more than happy to be a part of Free for All event.
Choosing what to make for my daughter was almost exhausting! In the end I decided to make her a skirt and a top.
It is a cute yet practical outfit that her royal cheekiness can wear anywhere.
I made a summer version of the Daffodil skirt. Little Monkey loved the original skirt and has been asking to wear it long after she grew out of it. I kept on promising to make her a bigger skirt, but just haven't got to it. Bad sewing mama!
Well, after whipping up this little skirt I didn't feel guilty anymore. The skirt is very light. I used denim chambray I purchased from House of Cloth as the main fabric. Lining for the bottom tear is made from white cotton voile (or lawn?) from Spotlight, with white lace that my mum brought from Russia.
After making the original skirt I wanted to try and multiply Little Monkey's waist measurement by 1.5 for the top tier and bottom by 2.5. It sure added some twirly factor!
About a year ago I made a ruffle t-shirt that she absolutely loved. I thought I would give it a go and make a new one.
She loves it! Bingo! The tutorial for this ruffle T-shirt is written by Susan from Living with Punks. It is a really quick project that does not use up much fabric at all. I used one of my daughter's cheap t-shirts and my old top.
Please visit other participants of Flip This Patter Free for All event for more ideas and inspiration.