Thursday, 6 May 2010

Short trousers and a skirt (and a lack of inspiration re a heading!)

You may have noticed things have been a bit quiet round here. A combination of lots of other things to do, potty training little boy and generally loosing the desire to create lovely summery things whilst the weather is so bl°°dy wet and cold.

I have though managed to rustle up two little items. First up a "pantacourt" for biggest girl. If you are in any doubt as to what a "pantacourt" is she can give you a mini lecture on the word, explaining in a very simple (and slightly condescending) way the origins of the word. She is, though, very pleased with herself for working it out!!

The said "pantacourt" are made from the same blue chambray as little boy's shorts and I added a Liberty bias round the bottom

and to the ties at the waist. The back is elasticated but the front can be tightened or loosened with the ties (biggest girl is getting bigger now and you have already heard about my aversion to total elasticated waists after a certain age).

The back has two patch pockets and on one I added a fairy iron on transfer.

Next up is a present for biggest girl's friend whose birthday it was last week. A purple cotton skirt with elasticated back and tie front

and Liberty bias binding at the hem.

I would just like to point out that although both of these items have blue tones they in no way reflect my political inclinations. Thought I should just say that, it being polling day in the UK.

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