Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pleats to meet you

I realised I hadn't blogged this yet! Before we headed off on our road trip I made this skirt for Romily. Actually, I made it twice - the first one was waaaaay too big around the waist and a little long, so I made it in the next size down. It's from an Ottobre 6/2008 pattern - #16 'Tammy'. It's the first time I've made anything with pleats, and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. It's also lined. As the first skirt was so big around the waist, I also excluded the seam allowances. A perfect fit!
The bigger sized skirt has been put away for next winter :)

And just because, here's a photo of Romily with her twin cousins Darcy and Cody - they're exactly four weeks younger than her and cute as buttons. This is their favourite trick and they showed Romily how to do it too!
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All goes well here. We are all healthy for a change! We have also been night-weaning Tristan. It's going well so far after a fairly torrid first night. I think we will all be better for having a bit more sleep at night. Once he's sleeping through we'll move him downstairs into Romily's room. She's very excited about not being the only one sleeping downstairs!

6 comments:

Little Munchkins said...

Very cute skirt! I haven't tried that pattern yet. Maybe next winter.

LOL at the neat upside down trick. Must not show my kids - they are bound to try it too.

Natalie said...

Gorgeous skirt! I have so many more skirts that I want to make for Cheriese, but have to wait for her to outgrow all the ones she has already lol.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely skirt.......now one ahead for next year..........

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a great skirt - the pleats are a great feature. Love the picture of Romily with her cousins - how lucky to have cousins the same age.

anne bebbington said...

The upside down on the sofa photo just sums up the joy and exuberance of being that age - really made me smile this morning - kids are such fun aren't they?

Louise said...

What a great skirt, I really have to get out my Otto mags again, now that I'm over the first shock of the dreadful looking pattern sheets!