School's now well and truly out for Summer here in OZ (big sigh of relief). An end of year task I was dreading but which turned out to be surprisingly easy and fun was putting together this Fifties themed "Grease" outfit for the school dance.
Note: way too much red lipstick and nail polish was worn (but I was too tired to protest).
If you've ever typed "girls circle skirt tutorial" into Google you probably know that all roads lead to this tutorial on MADE blog. I followed the instructions with the exception that I added only 1 inch instead of the recommended 2 to the waist measurement when calculating the radius for the waist circle. Making the skirt itself was quick and easy and only required a bit of patience when sewing on the 4 metres (!) of lace trim to the hem.
The fabric is a "double crepe" from Spotlight and the drape and texture worked really well with this design.
And the result: perfect twirl-ability.
I did have good intentions of making a coordinating top but I ended up buying one (in a womens size and altering it) as I couldn't find the right sort of knit fabric.
Hope you are enjoying your week and the countdown to Christmas..... xox