Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ruffles for distraction.

Hmm.. that mirror was embarrassing so it was cleaned as soon as I saw the photos. It wasn't noticeable in real life! Notice it's at about 8 year old boy height!

So this is a ruffle skirt I made about 6 weeks ago. I got the fabric at the fabric sale I talk about for $8 per metre. It was the only colour. If you hold the fabric up one way; it was just like normal ruffle fabric... nice straight ruffles going across, but if you turned it the other way,the little catches in the knitting made the ruffles scallop and I thought it looked interesting so cut the skirt this way. The skirt is really comfortable and goes with a black merino wool knit top I bought at the fabric sale last year for $5 and the little cotton/linen jacket in the photos is from this years sale for $10. You can't see it in the photos but it has buttons down the centre back - a cute feature.

I cut the skirt in a way that made a little fish tail at the back and you can also wear it to the side and make it asymmetrical instead. The only problem is I made the top of the skirt a little narrow so to sit nicely on my hips it sits right under my bust. I just haven't had time to fix it. My boy has been sick (temp over 39deg for a week!) and I am so behind in my uni stuff that, for the first time, I am putting in an assessment one day late! Oh the shame! I'm pretty disappointed to tell the truth but I have been so tired with my son not sleeping well and needing my during the day (meaning I couldn't hold a thought in my head long enough to write it down)that I just didn't get my three reports finished in time. One still has to be electronically submitted by 11.00pm and I'm nearly done so hence the distraction and desperate need to push that boundary and write a blog post! To make things worse (they can get worse??) I'm just not feeling the one that will be late.

Off to finish those reports... wish me luck!


  1. That is such a cool skirt. The scallop/ruffles are lovely.
    Good luck with the assignments.

  2. I love this fabric. It makes a great skirt. Every mirror, window and glass door in my house has dog nose marks and I've given up trying to get them all.

  3. It looks great. That fabric is fabulous.


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