Saturday, 8 October 2011

4 Layers Of Pink


Yesterday while I had my machine out and I thought I'd try a slightly different version of the On The Border Skirt I made here. I took the basic measurements for the yoke and the main part of the skirt but added a larger top ruffle and a bottom ruffle to complete the skirt.

I picked up all of this fabric from Spotlight at an unbelievable price. It was all off the cheap rack at only $3per metre. I bought just over a metre of each so I have plenty left for future projects. I just LOVE Spotlight!

This skirt was supposed to be a super quick job to complete but as is usually the case I spent the majority of the time unpicking. I had to resew the gathering stitch on the bottom ruffle about 4 times because I kept pulling it out. I was getting a little frustrated because I was so close to finishing and things just kept going wrong.

In the end it only took about 2 hours to complete (including stopping every 10 minutes to feed the kids and change nappies etc...) and I probably didn't spend more than $3 for all the materials.

I just adore my labels.

Overall I am very happy with my afternoons work and I'm already thinking what my next project will be! 


  1. This is just adorable, Sherry!!! I'd be so much faster with my sewing if I didn't have to unpick so often.

  2. What would we do without the good ol'unpicker hey Pam?

  3. Ok, so I've decided I totally need labels too! Just need to decide what to put on them....
    Oh and, the unpicker thing is also my good friend, who knew you could mistakenly sew the right sides instead of the wrong sides together so often...

  4. I don't know what I would do without my stitch picker - it's my best friend LOL.

    Such a cute little skirt, was worth the hassle for sure. Love the labels too. Very sweet.

  5. Hi Sherry,
    I am following you, again. I came by last week and poured over your clothes. I clicked the follow link, but when I return to read more posts, I'm given the option to follow, I must be doing something wrong??? but I'm followin again:)
    I am in awe that you have time to create in a family of 8!
    I still can't get over that little (Pea) coat, and those skirts are too cute, to boot!

  6. I LOVE this skirt! I have got to give it a try! The fabric you chose is adorable as well! Great job! You have such a fun blog!

  7. That is simply gorgeous!!! I love Spotlights bargain shelf ... it's the first place I go when I enter the store. Everytime I come to your blog I remind myself to pull my finger out and order those labels! I'll try and get around to ordering them this week!

  8. hey sherry just came over from your pic in the spotlight competition ( i voted for yours :)LOVE your blog, it is very inspiring!

  9. Hi Sherry, I've feature your layers of pink skirt today...

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