Wednesday, 21 January 2009

A skirt for the Moomin



I have made the Moomin a skirt. It is only very simple, and I didn't use a pattern. I just cut a length of my chosen cotton fabric, from selvage to selvage, to the length I wanted it to be plus enough for hemming and waistband, then sewed it all together.

For the waistband I used 1/2 inch non-roll elastic. Because it is really sturdy, the resulting waistline is really neat and even.




I finished off the skirt with a trimming of broderie anglais, which has a lovely delicate botanical design on it (and it as a bargain from Hobbycraft, too!!). The Moomin has received many compliments when she has worn it, and Mr Deravelled says how great it looks every time he sees it. It's almost as if he can't believe that I could make something so nice!! The cheeky so and so!!



Also, if you haven't already, don't forget to leave a comment on my giveaway post below, for your chance to win some lovely goodies!! :)

I am currently planning out a fleece blanket for the moomin, so more on that later......

12 comments:

The sewing room said...

Lucky little girl to have a beautiful skirt and a clever mom the waistband looks great. Have a nice day best wishes Pat.

Hollypop's said...

Lovely little skirt, I expect she looks very cute in it.
Enjoy your day.
Nickyx

thriftymrs said...

Oh it is so pretty and the fabric is beautiful.

Julie said...

That's gorgeous. What a clever mummy - lovely material. I bet she must love it!

Surfer Rosa said...

That is a lovely skirt. I've never sewn a wearable item but you've made this sound so simple that I'm inspired to have a go. Where did you source the fabric it's so pretty?

Betty @ Warm Reflections said...

What a beautiful skirt. It's so feminine.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's very cute & very pretty - I bet she'll look a treat in it!

Thecraftytrundler said...

Lovely little skirt, so simple to make, but so effective! I will have to make some for my granddaughter in the summer.Just think, you could make scrunchies to match, or even a little bag.

Happy sewing : )

Sharon xx

Surfer Rosa said...

Thanks for getting back re: the fabric - I can't find an e-mail to get back direct but I'd love a metre of this. I'm also planning to have a go at some patchwork so I'm trying to build up a stash of pretty prints.
Perhaps you could add the fabric to your Deravelled shop and I can buy if from there? (Feel free to add on extra for your trouble).
Louise
x

mollycupcakes said...

Gorgeous skirt and you make it sound so easy to do.
Loving the little moonin, how cute.
I used to love them apart form little my oh how she scared me lol
Big flaming woss hehe!
Catherine x

The sewing room said...

Thanks for your lovely comment the material is from barrys fabrics in birmingham l have just phoned them and they have it in stock there is red and white or white and red it is 3-93 a meter and you can order over the phone l hope this is of some help phone no is 0121 622 6102

The sewing room said...

Hi rang barrys back to queery something and l think she said if you order early enough it is next day delivery you cant get better than that can you Pat