I have been busy making Christmas presents and thought I would share these ones with you. I have 2 young niece’s to make gifts for , the youngest is 4 and the eldest is 9 so I was delighted to find this FREE pattern from Oliver + S that you can pick up from their blog. The Onstage Tutu skirt. We stock a selection of Oliver + S patterns so it was good to try this one out, the instructions were really clear and by the time I was on my second one I flew through the making of it.
I chose to use some of our spotty Georgette fabrics rather than Tutu fabric, its light weight and sheer so it drapes beautifully;
You could also use voile or cotton lawn, and we have some rather lovely crinoline that would work wonderfully with this pattern too, I just used lining fabric for the main body of the skirt and I love the way you turn it out at the top to form a waist band. You only need a small amount of fabric (basically the length you require + 5 inches) so it was a really cheap, quick and easy make.
Another quick and easy make are scarves, I am making several of these using some of our lush and lightweight crepe fabrics, half a metre is enough for one. All you do is hem all the way around to finish the edges, it’s that easy! And at £2.30 for half a metre another reasonably priced gift!
Have you been making your Christmas presents this year? I would love to know what everybody else is making for their family and friends.