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Christmas Sewing - Peter Pan skirts!

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eternal magpie Peter Pan skirt

I made a couple of simple skirts for my niece this Christmas. As is often the way, I was lured over to Elephant in my Handbag, who have some excellent novelty prints including this fabulous Peter Pan design by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller. 

eternal magpie Peter Pan skirt

While I was there, I also snapped up the very last piece of this gorgeous border print featuring Peter Pan, Wendy, John and Michael (and Michael's teddy bear, just hidden around the side!) flying over a London cityscape. 

They really are the simplest little skirts to make. I know I've said this about a lot of things, but I really must write up a tutorial for you sometime. For a skirt that will fit a child up to about age seven or eight, all you need is half a metre of fabric and enough elastic to go around their waist. Easy peasy! 

I've lost count of how many of these little skirts I've made for her, but I absolutely love seeing pictures of my niece wearing them. It warms my heart that she's almost eight, and still (for now) happy to wear things that her silly Aunty makes. 

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