Friday, October 12, 2012

Sneaky Chickadee

I am in the middle of a school uniform sewing kick.
Yes,it is a bit dull.
So I am trying to liven things up a bit by sneaking in some snappy details and pretty facings.
One of the pieces is the Chickadee skirt.
Which I made for Lid's&Tilly previously.
And I blogged here.
I was pinning the front section to sew when I thought I would check the fit on Elsa/Zara's skirt.
Just as well,perfect in the waist but no way was it going to go over their hips!
After a brief Spray&Wipe lady moment I decided to make it a buttoned wrap skirt!
It was a simple matter to mark the button holes using the pattern markings as a guide.
Don't faint Colette-Not MOP!
I used a good quality faux tortoise shell button,I simply marked the placement through the cut button holes.
And there we have it!
A cute Chickadee skirt with a sneaky secret!
(Oh,I also added a wee pocket for a hankersniff and a pencil)

x N

12 comments:

  1. I love this one the most! I love those buttons on it.

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    1. Zara loves it too Sharon and has requested another,which is fine by me as it is super quick to sew.
      Thank you
      xx N

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  2. I love how you made it work! Sometimes those "make it work" moments turn out to make the most darling pieces of clothing.:)

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    1. That is so true Cindy!
      The Raven pants I made would not go over her bum so I was panicking that I had another miss for the Twins.
      Thank you
      xx N

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  3. Love this with buttons - and love the pocket too :-)

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  4. Thank you Justine,a pocket is a must for my sniffy hay feverish children!
    xx N

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  5. Clever you! I really like the button idea, makes it look like a whole new pattern. And the pocket that fits a pencil? Genius.

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  6. Thanks Brittney,its a super quick pattern to make and I love that I can make the size 8 for my 13 year old girls.
    I am wondering about a side zipper in the Raven pants now....
    xx N

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  7. Nicole, Great save on the skirt, and I love how it looks. I'm enjoying the pics of your uniform sewing, and love the little extra bits you add.

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  8. Thank you Angela!

    At the very moment I am ironing up 2o sets of school uniforms!
    It is nice if they are a bit pretty!

    xx N

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