A couple of weeks ago I came across an oliver + s book full of patterns (and if you don’t know who oliver & s are…you must visit here) and was rather overjoyed at the thought of a whole book full of lovely, whimsical, creative patterns for Littles. So I ordered it, needing no more persuasion than the picture of a red riding hood cape on the front cover (don’t all little girls need velvet capes in winter?) and it is fast becoming my favourite pattern book of the moment.
Today, however, I made one of their free patterns, called the lazy days skirt, and it is quite fantastically lazy indeed. It took me about an hour to make, and I was taking my time, stopping to draw with Ava or make tea.
It requires very little cutting and measuring, and in fact I added a few decorative pink stitch lines just to go with the ribbon trim which I really love.
And because you use the full width of fabric from selvedge to selvedge it makes for a very full, very twirly little skirt.
(I asked Ava if I could take some photos of her twirling, and she obligingly ran to the middle if the dining room and started twirling….she loves to dance, this one)
Easy to make, and easy to wear.