Peplum Girls Top




This top is so very cute and so very fashionable at the moment!

For the BEGINNER SEWER, this top includes attaching bias binding and gathering skills.


Size 2, 3, 4 & 6  50cm

Size 8  60cm

Size 10  80cm

You will also need some bias binding 12mm wide, you can find it in a packet of 5m.  Also think about what you would like to tie the shoulder with, I use bias binding folded and sewn in half.  You can close the shoulder up if you prefer.


Twirly Skirt



I made this skirt a few months ago now.  The Twirly Skirt is made up of 8 panels…4 for the top skirt and 4 for the under skirt.  I used a fine cord for the top skirt and my scraps were used for the underskirt.  You can use whatever fabrics you have for this skirt…choose just two if you wish.

You will also need fabric to make the ruffle, 40cm should be plenty otherwise use your scraps and piece them together if necessary.  Also not forgetting some elastic…I used 12mm wide elastic.

I found an iron on badge I had bought from Etsy, although I always sew them on.  A scrap of ribbon was laying around so that was sewn in too!

Here are the fabric requirements!

Size 2, 3 and 4

Yolk/Waistband 15cm

Underskirt 75cm

Top Skirt 50cm

Size 5 and 6

Yolk/Waistband 15cm

Underskirt 80cm

Top Skirt 60cm

Size 7 and 8

Yolk/Waistband 15cm

Underskirt 90cm

Top Skirt 70cm

Absolute Beginners Classes – Term 3

Enrolment for Absolute Beginners Classes for Term 3 are open.

Silly me scheduled my newsletter to be sent later than usual, so there are still some spaces left in the class!  You can email me

Also coming up shortly is my fabric sale.  I am getting rid of some of my fabrics for great prices.  I have been busy packaging them up, I just need to photograph them, then I will post up on my Facebook page shortly.

I have pumped out the work these school holidays, so I look forward to sharing more posts with you soon.

Kelly x