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I’m a Finalist! Make it Perfect: Show Your Stuff Competition

Toni over at Make It Perfect is running a competition – Show Your Stuff!

Make It Perfect - Show Your Stuff Competition

Participants have shared their creations from Make It Perfect patterns, you can see all of the awesome entries in the Show Your Stuff Flickr Group

Toni has now picked her Top 10 and my Versatile Wrap skirt has made it in!

The Versatile Wrap skirt in Aviary 2 fabricsThe Versatile Wrap skirt in Aviary 2 fabrics

I really do love this skirt, it’s so comfy and was quite easy for me as a beginner sewist to make. I’ve got my pattern pieces saved so it should be really quick to make some more, I’ve even got the fabric picked out for my next one, time to get cracking I think.

Go check out the entries in Toni’s Top 10 over on her blog and vote for your favourite, if that just happens to be entry A – The Versatile Wrap #1 thanks for your support!

And just for the sake of a giggle, this is what I now think of whenever I see this skirt – Portlandia, Put A Bird On It

It’s a wrap

Now that spring has sprung and we’ve had the occasional day of warm weather I’ve finally had the chance to wear my wrap skirt again.

The fabrics are from the Aviary 2 line in Granite by Joel Dewberry. The main skirt panels are Sparrows in Cavern, and the hems & ties use Damask in Granite. Not my usual colours (the yellow) so I would have looked straight past it without help from the Kelani Fabric stall at the Quilt and Craft Fair last year. The skirt pattern is The Versatile Wrap by Toni of Make It Perfect, who was also kind enough to offer advice on using a one directional print. She’s also made a skirt using Aviary 2 Sparrows in Mustard.

The Versatile Wrap skirt in Aviary 2 fabricsThe Versatile Wrap skirt in Aviary 2 fabrics

Through most of high school I pretty much refused to wear skirts and dresses, I’ve been slowly coming around ever since. It helps that this wrap skirt is too easy to make and really comfy to wear, it works with tights and boots when it’s cool to.

Now that I have the pattern pieces cut it should only take me a couple of hours to whip up this years version, I have some gorgeous Saffron Craig fabric ready to do just that.