Poor Amelia, she isn't exactly lacking in the clothes department but has seen many a cord skirt being made for this friend and those sisters and lots of other things being completed that weren't for her I couldn't help but think she might be feeling a bit left out.
When I bought the pinwale all those months ago I had always intended making her a tiered skirt. She is growing so fast now (in a size 10 almost) I am reluctant to make anything off her measurements and am turning to patterns. It's hard to find girlie patterns but I have had this Butterick pattern in the pattern box for a few months now... Taking a few basic measurements they were trying to tell me she was in a size 16 girls... using a skirt she has been wearing the week I settled on the size 10 thinking it still might be a bit big. She was desperate for a View C skirt (blue or yellow) but there wasn't enough fabric! That's one thing about tiered, gathered skirts... they EAT fabric!
So, knowing she likes frills, I decided that view E (the green skirt) might satisfy the girlie girl in her, and I had enough material, it relaly seemed like the best option really!
The instructions were, to put it mildly, crap. They might have started life in a different language and been translated into English (badly) for all the sense they made. I made it up as I went along and am reasonably happy with the results, as is Miss Fussy Pants.
She has a mufti day next week at school, no guessing what she will want to wear!