I'm still on the birthday theme... it was a pretty big deal around these parts! With a lot of things being organised and made in two tiny little weeks!
Anya loves dresses and skirts and when I saw this great pin and tutorial on Pinterest, along with a smiley nodding girl, we set about making a birthday outfit.
I used fabric from my stash and there were a few extra joins to make strips long enough - didn't matter though as they were fairly well disguised in the ruffles.
Overall it didn't take terribly long - given the amount of layers, extra seams and hemming each ruffle.
And it really felt like a rainbow once all done! Such happiness! Not to mention extreme delight from the big girl!
We got a plain white T from Farmers and I had all sorts of ideas to applique, sew, embroider it to tie in... but in the end I settle for cascading rainbow yo-yo's... And we both Loved them : )
She loved wearing her outfit (even though she spilled juice all over it halfway through!) and it is/has been getting a lot of loving since!
Announcement Time: Winner of the Grace Taylor paper pack and pockets for February is... Fay! Congrats! I will be in touch shortly! And thanks to everyone who linked up during the month!
Our giveaway for March is this entertaining book: The New Zealand Woman. An 80 year visual history of NZ fashion, food, home and of course women. Thanks Cat for donating it!
In addition the winner can pick one (or two or three) patterns to the combined/total value of $10 on Craftsy!
I hope you'll all join me for another month of crafting inspiration!