Friday, 27 September 2013

Esme's birthday skirt... and a happy Patch!

I am trying oh so hard to use fabrics I already have, as they are threatening to spill out of already overfilled drawers. But oh I do like to fabric shop! This time though the drawers contained all I needed for Esme's skirt

I think I may have got the dotty fabric from Ditto Fabrics in Brighton... and as I moved from Brighton oh, maybe eight years ago, it was possibly time for it to be used. I imagined a skirt of patchwork squares with a chunky white band at the bottom, which it is, but I'm left feeling a little hmm about this make... Maybe the colours are too pretty and girly? I do like the waistband though, made of two channels of elastic.

This skirt has a distinct summery feel, which is maybe daft for an end of August birthday as the weather is feeling rather autumnal, but as the past few Septembers have been so hot and sunny I obviously decided this year would be too! Hopefully Esme will happily twirl around in it this autumn with some snug leggings underneath. We parcelled it up with a favourite read

Hope you had a happy birthday, Esme!

There has been some recent fabric shopping... by Patch. Oh why did I think that was a good idea? But it is this fabric that has resulted in a very happy P. Poor Patch has started to complain on long car journeys that his car seat is too hard and uncomfortable. Well, I do believe I can do something to rectify that! And this is where I let P select the fabric. Silly me. We had fun looking through the many fabrics from frumble, with me pointing out some jolly car prints and such. I even suggested some fabric covered in comic kapows (which sadly I can no longer find) and which is most unlike anything I would choose. But I had failed to spot this. And it is this that has made both P and his bottom most cheery

When Patch saw this he was trying so hard to be pleased, but there was a disappointed but I thought it was going to be a Star Wars cushion Mummy?

Obviously this will be face down whenever I might get to choose. To save it from getting bleached in the sun, of course.

Sorry about photographs, but how to take a good one of a car seat?
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