We're plugging along here at the Fence, chipping away at the Mini Boden Challenge tear-out stack that is taunting me from the corner of my studio.
Is it ever so fun. And some of you have joined in! Woohoo!
I went ahead and set up a flickr group, so we can all post our knock-offs and pat each other on the back and talk about how clever we are, over coffee. Won't it be exciting to see how productive we've been?
Today's inspiration was regretfully left out of the initial post. It is a "bubble/balloon" skirt with a fun print that could easily get dressed up or down. I didn't use a yoga-style knit waist like boden did, and I think that it would be a nice way to relieve some bulk at the top. However, I did some pleating before running my elastic casing through the waist, so it isn't nearly as bulky as it could have been.
I think this would drape and swish better if done in a rayon or washable silky blend. I do have some of that, so we might just have another go-round. This was pretty quick, once I had my head around the logistics of it!
[ Fabric: Caitlin Blooms in Spice from Alexander Henry.]
There is a little removable rosette for the front for some texture. It matches the quick hair bows I made for the pony tails. After our little photo shoot, Fidget told me she "just loves looking beautiful. Like this, mommy. I love it when I get to dress up in pretty clothes you make for me."
Well then. Okay. How could I ever resist that?
Moreover, Why would I want to?!Happy Weekending, peeps! xoxo