Friday, 4 September 2009

Ooooooooooooh, that Emil!

During the summermonths we have mostly used dresses here, but now comes the season for skirts. I traded this fabric with another seamstress a while ago and the finger has been itching to make something of it. Most of the kids here in Sweden knows their Astrid Lindgren stories by heart and hence these vintage fabrics are really sought for.

Since the print is pretty large I decided to use one of my favourite patterns, which also is a pretty simple one. 4 pieces of fabric to cut and elastics in the waist and really comfortable to wear. Even a stubborn 3-yearold manages to get dressed with this skirt!
I used gingham fabric to make seam binding. I really like using a bit of contrasting fabric for hemming. That way the hem add something extra to the garment, instead of just being the boring end of something...

And here is one of the pictures of the skirt. Where Emil decides to have that last drop of soup from the soup bowl and gets stuck. In the movie (and on the cd-books from the movie) Emil makes a really loud slurping noice while eating the soup ("Otherwise you won't know that it is soup you're eating..."), so everytime I serve soup we get a lot of slurping around the table...
This skirt is inteneded for my daughter, but I got more of this fabric in case you would want something similar for someone special.

5 comments:

Doris_Assar said...

Härlig!!!

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Your work is so beautiful--another dimension for children's clothing!

jealousydesign said...

massa underbar! Emil och Astrid Lindgren är ju en favorit för många och inte bara i Sverige. Tror den kommer sälja snabbt :)

Palven said...

Niiiice!

Hello said...

Finfin!