During one of the art sessions I had with my two older nieces, they drew some fun circles with crayon and watercolour that I thought would look great turned into a fabric repeat. It took a while for me to get to it – what with house-moving and study – but I did finally manage it and was super-happy with the way it turned out. You may need sunglasses for the post from here on in – this fabric is pretty bright!
Spoonflower (available now for sale) on an organic cotton knit so I could use some Alabama Chanin techniques in putting the them together. I did toy with the idea of creating my own pattern as well, but that all got a bit too hard once I'd committed to an Easter deadline.
As you can see in the skirt pattern I chose, there is a strip of contrasting fabric around the bottom. To allow for this I just cut each of the girl's skirts the length of one a size up. So Olivia, who is seven, got a skirt length for a girl aged eight. The pattern piece was for a quarter of the skirt that you would normally cut on the fold, but because I wanted a seam at the front, back and each side, I cut four single pieces from the pattern. The pattern allowed for a seam, so I included that and then added half a centimetre (one quarter of an inch) to the inside edge.