Twirlie Joy

To quote a well known TV show. The twirly skirt – “The One Where it All Began”. This little giraffe skirt set some wheels in motion that I didnt entirely anticipate. That I would be so in love with sewing, creating, with fabric even! All off the back of one little twirly that took me forever to make! It’s a quilting cotton from Spotlight, I have no idea what its name is, or the designer, but I love it. Monkeymoo helped to choose it.

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I have made a selection of the twirlies since then. This Cath Kidston for Ikea is an upcycled pillowcase, trimmed with upcycled duvet cover edging, with added broderie anglais. Monkeymoo didnt really much wear it, so that one went to a little friend who is Cath Kidston designs  personified.

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Twirlies are also a staple for the “Oh no, Monkeymoo has *another* birthday party” panic. This Alexander Henry ballet shoes fabric was just perfect for one of her dance class friends. This is the contrast trim version, with added bow. The trim is a bargain bucket cotton. I love how different the variations of this pattern make each skirt!

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I’ve used it as a quick solution to Monkeymoo’s cries of “But I dont have anything to wear in the icecreams fabric anymore”… Monkeymoo’s favourite fabric is Michael Miller Candy Shop. She’s had dresses in it, dolls clothes, a custom made meitai baby carrier from Monkey Mei Tai, a dolls meitai, bibs, a lampshade from Betsy Boo Creations. So when I managed to get some of the fabric from Betsy Boo, She was thrilled. A lovely friend from The Messy Mama even crocheted the little flower to go on the skirt.

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And because we’d made her that pretty one, she wanted a twirly for her little friend. So we whipped up this one too.

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The Boo! twirly. A must have pattern in this household!!

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