Saturday, October 28, 2017

Music Class Skirt for Beatrix

The Music Class skirt and blouse is a bit of a favourite around here.
Tilly circa 2014
Unfortunately, it is a wee bit small for a cloth nappied toddler.
So I thought I would try something...
Using some gorgeous The Drapery cotton velvet left over from Tildy's overalls I sewed the skirt up except for one side seam, which I pre-neatened.
I then added the waistband.
I pre-neatened the inside edge.
I positioned the zip, starting half way down the waistband and pinned the bottom edge of the skirt from where there zipper finished.
I sewed that and then set in the zip.
I then folded the waistband over, pinning and stitching from the right side (stitch in the ditch)
I tucked the inside edge of the waistband, near the zip top, to the inside for securing once the elastic is added.
I used a white zipper as that is what I had to hand, I would suggest colour matching a little better.
From the front the skirt looks exactly the same
But the opening at the back allows for easier dressing.
It looks lovely with her 2+2 blouse.
photo by Liddy
~My Verdict~
So pleased with this little adaption. 
Such a quick sew, one hour start to finish, it was such a shame I couldn't sew it for Beatrix and now I can!
The cotton velveteen is gorgeous, check out the link!
photo by Liddy
Too cute!
Tildy circa 2015
 Thank you for reading
xx N

8 comments:

  1. some lovely pics in this post - cuties ;o)

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    1. Thank you. They grow up too fast.
      xx N

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  2. Gorgeous and so clever! And so nice to see the photos of little Tildy too. Time has flown.

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    1. It has Masha, all our babies, so big.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  3. What a great idea! What a cute skirt and she is such a doll. I love seeing all your babies grow throughout your pics <3

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  4. Thank you, she is my dolly but she is growing up way too fast for my liking.
    xx N

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  5. Oh I love that skirt but had exactly the same problem with the waist going over hips. nice save!

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    1. It is such a cute skirt I am glad we made it work.
      Now I just need to work out how to add length, probably to the body?
      Thank you!
      xx N

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