I have become very aware recently that my Miss M is growing up and now she is seven, that she might not want things that her Mummy has made for much longer. So I have decided that while she is still very happy to have things that I have made for her, I am going to completely take advantage of it and make her lots of pretty things!
Like lots of you, I'm sure, I have been completely inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee and I am loving this series so much. I decided that I wanted to make a little summer skirt for Miss M.
So, I had a look around the internet and found this fantastic tutorial from Punkin Patterns here and also this lovely post from Jennifer of Thistlebear, here.
And so a little skirt was made....
And then I appliquéd some hearts onto a little plain white t shirt from Next to match...
Quite a sweet wee outfit for the summer I think! Miss M likes it very much and she is planning to wear it with some three quarter length white leggings underneath.
I adored making this little skirt and the tutorial from Punkin Patterns was wonderful and so easy to follow, even with my very basic sewing skills. In fact, I liked making it so much, that I am going to pop into Remnant Kings while I am in Glasgow this afternoon (I'm going for afternoon tea with friends from University) and purchase more fabric to make a few more skirts for my best girl.
Happy weekend everyone!
This is so sweet, Marianne. I love the skirt and will definitely be making this for my niece. Thank you for the inspiration. XReplyDelete
The skirt and top are so sweet and pretty! Perfect wear for summer. Your girl is so lucky to have a very creative Mum!ReplyDelete
aw what a sweet little set. I love the appliqué detailsReplyDelete
Oh Marianne that is the sweetest outfit, you're so clever !ReplyDelete
Happy fabric shopping,
Wow, I adore this, I'm off to look at the pattern as I am so inspired - my 6 year old will love these!ReplyDelete
This is so adorable!! Sometimes it's not the sewing skill, but the creative skill that makes the cut. This is going to look great together with the leggings. Lucky girl to get handmade outfits from her dear mom ;)ReplyDelete
PRECIOUS!! I love the little hearts. Such a sweet outfit.ReplyDelete
Well done Marianne! I'm not surprised you're going for more material - it's gorgeous. I too have a seven year old girl (8 in August) and she seems to be growing up at the rate of knots! It was such a surprise when the other day she said she didn't believe in fairies any more - that made me quite sad.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend X
Wow, what a beautiful set. I love those little hearts.ReplyDelete
Marianne Marianne that is simply adorable. Go for it whilst your lovely daughter appreciates it all so much. I love the Sewing Bee too. Thank for sharing such lovely photosReplyDelete
These are beautiful and I love the applique hearts. I've been following the Sewing Bee too with my daughter who is 16. We've been talking about making some summer dresses or skirts for her too inspired by the show.ReplyDelete
Wow, these two items are stunning. I recently have cleaned and oiled my sewing machine because I too have caught the sewing bee bug. I have not used a machine for over 20 odd years but I'm determined to give it a go. Well ,I better give it more than a go as I have spent quite a lot on some delightful fabrics. If anything I make is half as good as yours I'd be so chuffed.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend
That outfit is adorable, so nice to have a girl to make pretty things for I only have a dog and a grumpy 12 year old!!
bestest wishes to you and your this weekend
Daisy J x
Oh my gosh, it's so sweet! I'm glad you liked that pattern too, wasn't it easy? I've been thinking about making a couple of summer versions of the skirts too, I think I'll have to get started soon! Well done, Marianne. :)ReplyDelete
Do you think a 40+ would look daft in these? Adorable :) xReplyDelete
Looking good M! XReplyDelete
Such a sweet little skirt, and I love how you adapted the little top to match! A perfect summer outfit!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Marianne.
Oh how sweet! What a fabulous little outfit :)ReplyDelete
These are so cute. I love the gingham fabric and your little hearts. You do have a lovely eye for detail :) I've been loving Sewing Bee too and popped into a fabric shop this week to see if I could find a nice easy pattern to try - there were so many women crowded round the patterns I couldn't get near! Looking forward to seeing your new fabric buys. xReplyDelete
Marianne this is super cute you should go into bussiness my dear, I'm loving the sewing bee too, can't believe it's nearly overReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous outfit Marianne, you've done a beautiful sewing work here and I'm totally impressed - it sounds like your Miss M is too!ReplyDelete
I made most of the clothes for my daughters when they were young and they loved them too; like them your Miss M will likely grow up and begin her own sewing adventures!
Happy weekend to you and yours, Joy xo
Brilliant! I've really been enjoy the Great British Sewing Bee as well, it's quite inspirational isn't it?ReplyDelete
oooh wow!! it's so nice, really really cute items. I wish I could do it..ReplyDelete
What a lovely outfit! Such a cute little skirt, and I love the hearts on the tee -shirt so there is a matching top.ReplyDelete
No wonder she loves it and must look so sweet wearing it!
So pretty ... I love the little heart details ... Bee xxReplyDelete
It is an adorable little outfit.ReplyDelete
Simply gorgeous. My girls love what I make them whether it is sewn, knitted, or crocheted but I know it won't last forever. Enjoy it while you can. Jo xReplyDelete
That is so pretty. I feel the same about my daughter - I've never made any clothes for her on my sewing machine. I've knitted or crocheted accessories and appliqued t-shirts, but never tried actual clothes, but I need to have a go before she out-grows my offers altogether. This has really inspired me, thank you. xxReplyDelete
Hi Marianne, what a lovely little outfit. She is one lucky, not so little anymore, girl. Great idea.ReplyDelete
So pretty, and I really like the idea of the matching t-shirt! I'm sure that she will love wearing them! xxReplyDelete
Lucky Miss M - what an adorable outfit and I'm sure she will enjoy showing off how talented her lovely mum is. Have fun at Remnant Kings :-)ReplyDelete
Lovely Marianne how perfect are these, any lucky little girl would love these lovely clothes. You are so talented Marianne and so creative. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day and enjoy your week ahead. Sending you lots of loves and hugsReplyDelete
Pretty as a picture Marianne, Miss M is a lucky girl. I'm really enjoying the Great British Sewing Bee this time round too and will be sorry when it ends. Have a lovely week.ReplyDelete
Oh this is sooo pretty Marianne, I am sure it will get lots of wear this summer. I must say I was really hoping to have gotten around to a little dressmaking this year, but sadly even with the inspiration of the GBSB I still haven't managed it. I however packed a little dress for es that I made for her last easter that now fits her. Well done on a beautiful outfit made xoxoReplyDelete
Lovely skirt:) And top :) I lived in Glasgow (well, Bishopbriggs) for a year, I bought loads if fabric from Remnant Kings! Had totally forgotten about that shop. Was it the top of a hill or something ?ReplyDelete