Sunday, August 22, 2010

Whip It [up] Good

Yesterday arvo the girl was scratchy. It was pre-witching hour jitters. She was launching into the unreasonable before a reasonably acceptable witching hour time... you know around 4-4.30pm. Desperate for diversion, I dug deep ... deep into the fabric box ... the one I use for applique and the like. I suggested we peruse and choose our favourites (cunning as a fox am I). She took it one further and suggested I make her a skirt (more cunning than I is she). She laid it on thick ... about how I am sewing other girls dresses so why not a skirt for this little girl ("I love your skirts, Mummy" ... see cunning). So I agreed. She selected 20 different samples... all varying shades of 'pink is my favourite colour' ... before going off on tangents of frog green and blue. So we whittled. Then I whistled (while I worked). She sat on my lap and suggested I use that star thing stitch on my sewing machine ... mmm the girl has an eye.

I had all the goods at hand... I've been sewing at my kitchen table as frankly 'down the back' is freezing and plus it's hard to drag our new tribe all the way down there ... it dampens the creative spirit ... and plus - did I mention it's baltic???? So the girl perched and directed and the lads hung out on the table in their car capsules.

So, yada, yada, yada ... voila! I whipped it ... 45mins before dinner and bath.

I had been wanting to give this design a whirl ever since I made this skirt ... because I wanted an alternative to elastic in a casing for the band. It's a winner. It was nice to have a creative push from a three year old who insists you have to work the sheep in! It looks better on - all sticky out, twirly-like...but getting a photo of the girl these days is like capturing the image of the yeti ... chance -slim to none.

What do you think?

8 comments:

Vic said...

I think you are a super-mummy, that's what I think!

CurlyPops said...

It's super cute, and I couldn't whip that up in just 45 minutes without any kids! It'd take me that long just to decide on the fabric.

Fer said...

I love it! Fantastic joint effort there!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Oh it is beautiful! Well done you, at witching hour and all, very impressive!

Isis said...

super woman or what?!

btw my mum used to sew all our clothes when i was a kid and lots of my friends' mums ordered them too. to this day i remember this white and pink thing with ribbons that mum made for someone else. why did my friends always get the best dresses, and i got the ones made from scraps? good on eddie for telling it straight!

evelouise said...

Oh very cute... sneaky Edie! I like her style...

red bamboo said...

Looks awesome hon! It seems you have picked up a 3 year old 'slave driver' too!

Sally said...

Me thinks it is wonderful. Me thinks that you're super talented ... especially to create such a wonderful skirt for your dear daughter while she sat on your lap.
BRAVO you uber talented woman.