Tuesday, 25 May 2010


Lil Kingdom Pettiskirt

lil kingdom pettiskirt

Maia's little friend Elsie is turning two this week and her mum requested a birthday outfit using my Lil Kingdom fabric. It's adorable:

lil kingdom detail

A matching peasant top will follow, and then Elsie can celebrate not only another year, but the title of Girliest Outfit Ever.


Have I mentioned how time consuming tutu pettiskirts are? Making one takes longer than a coat does. I must get a ruffling foot.

satin lining skirt

This one has five underskirts, including a satin one right next to her little legs.

side detail

I'll post the tutorial tomorrow!


  1. So pretty!!! I'm awaiting the tutorial! My princess NEEDS a pettiskirt (and maybe I can figure out my ruffler...)

  2. I have a ruffling foot and a love/hate relationship with it. It's awesome when it works. But it's a temperamental little bugger.

    VERY cute skirt.

  3. ow that is one PINK skirt! oh and super super cute too *pines for a little girl to dress*

  4. Aw, that's so cute!

    I have a ruffler foot, but it's 50/50 whether it actually saves me any time overall. I'm with auntninn on them; when they're good, they're very, very good but when they're bad they're a complete and total pain in the arse.

  5. I know what you mean about tutu skirts. When I made my daughters first tutu for ballet it took 54metres of net. How I ever got it under the machine I'll never know, but she did look fab in it!

  6. It looks wonderful - and it's fabulous colour. I shudder to think about the amount of work, though...

  7. What a great colourful skirt. Every girl would feel like a princess in that one, I think!

    I have a ruffler foot. But somehow I didn't really figure it out yet. I look at it sometimes, want to try it out, but then I want to hurry up and finish what I am working on and decide it will go faster if I do it by hand, like I always do. So silly. I guess I have to find a tutorial for the thing sometime and really should start working with it.