Sunday, 13 April 2014

A Couple of Skirts and Playing With Lego

This has got to be the quickest skirt pattern I've ever come across. Here are Eloise and Naomi modelling two versions of New Look 6873.
Both are View C worked without the pockets. Naomi's is a duck egg blue and neutral polka dot linen, cut 3 or 4 inches shorter than the pattern. Eloise's is made from a metre of Avengers print cotton I found on EvilBay, which, unusually, features Black Widow and Hawkeye as well as the usual Cap, Hulk, Thor and Ironman. I had to be a bit creative with the cutting to get it out of a metre but it worked out in the end.
Note: If you are thinking of making this pattern it seems to come up a little big.

When are you too old to play with Lego? I can't answer that but I haven't got there yet. Anyway with some colourful lego bricks, jewellery findings and my handy-dandy Dremel you can make some funky earrings. This pair, and several similar ones in different colours, are now available in Eloise's Folksy shop


15 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely skirts on your beautiful models.

The earrings are great too. The answer is No you are never too old for Lego.

Does Eloise have enough of the tiny trimming bits of Lego for all the earrings she wants to make? We have quite a few of those...

cucki said...

Wow very pretty earrings..so pretty...and beautiful skirts on your sweet models.
Hugs x

Barb said...

What a great mum those two lovely girls of yours have. Super skirts Christine and a novel way of using lego. Have to have a word with grandsons, but I dont think they will want to make earrings lol.

Julie said...

The skirts look wonderful, your girls are very beautiful young ladies Christine.
Groovy earrings!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful girls in beautiful skirts :)

Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely skirts and what a novel way to use Lego. Mary

Jules Woolford said...

Great! The girls look fab. Love the spotty fabric, but fear I am too old for the Avengers one (sniff).

And very cool earrings!

Mylene said...

Beautiful young girls and skirts fits very good!
Such cute earrings!!

Kate said...

Gorgeous young ladies sporting super skirts. Love the earrings.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

The girls, and their skirts are darling! I can see those Leggo earrings being quite the hit!

Carol said...

Aren't those skirts adorable!!! Have your daughters inherited your creative talents, Christine?

No, you're never too old for Legos! Very fun earrings :)

Beedeebabee said...

Your girls are perfectly adorable modeling their cute new skirts!... Legos are such fun...so are those earrings! xo

Sally said...

I love those skirts! Very pretty models too.


Those earrings are brilliant!

Kerryp77 said...

fabulous skirts! cool use of lego too

Rachael G said...

I love those skirts, especially the Avengers one!
Fantastic earrings!!