Wednesday 30 September 2015

I'm finished: 4 skirts!

I think, since they are so busy, and their other gramma is staying with them, I'll mail them. As with all kids there is Brownies, and ballet, plus their father is running for election. It's a busy household. I just didn't have time for fittings. I asked them to measure their waists and measured the elastic accordingly. I'll cross my fingers.

We chose the patterns on-line, when we babysat for a week, then we drove down to Sew Crafty (it's famous around here!) and we bought the material.

Later, I realized I'd bought the smaller size of the tri-coloured skirts (3 - 6) for one pattern, and the material requirements didn't match and I had to go back for more material. Thankfully, Sue still had the same colours, but one. She taped a sliver trio of the material on the back of the patterns for me, in order for me to figure out which girl wanted which colours.

I cut the pieces out, with feline assistance, as you can see. The krinkley patterns, the ones I didn't use, were a favourite for Annabelle. They played with that for days. Buster liked the purple, especially.
I usually keep the material and patterns in a shoe box, bring it into the living room while hubby watches TV, and spread the material out. Dorah liked the shoe box, as well as the blue bin, where I keep the leftover material. She had a particular favourite material, the 'Frozen' one. This was Isabelle's choice.

 I hope you get a kick out of this, as I did!
The 'indoor' plants are in from their outdoor summer holiday, the season has changed. We expect a low of 4 C. tonight. Now, I need another project.


Olga said...

Excellent! I am sure you could not have done it without that feline assistance though!

William Kendall said...

Plenty of feline assistance, I see!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What wonderful skirts to build memories with (I still remember some of my favourite hand mades!!!).. I love that the cats added their ten paws worth &*> Yes, we've already had a couple of frosty nights. 'Tis here... YAM xx

Powell River Books said...

Which works better, pins or needle sharp claws? - Margy