“Misty” skirt

My mother has been visiting these past few days, and yesterday before she got on the train to go back home we had some really nice mother and daughter time while I was sewing a skirt for Ronja.

Misty skirt - mosaic

The skirt is the “Misty” skirt from the first Ottobre issue this year. Since Ronja is very much into letters at the moment, I wanted to use the japanese import fabric “Letter scramble” that I bought a while ago at Superbuzzy. The other fabrics in the combo are “Spanish Lace” from Alexander Henry and “Calico Flowers” – another Japanese import.  For the inner skirt I had a very nice quilting fabric that I bought at a Danish sewing store.

I really like the pattern – it’s beautiful with the visible underskirt, that certainly brings something to the whole. I only altered it slightly because I wanted an elastic at the waist instead of a zipper, so Ronja would be able to put it on herself, and I really like how it turned out. When Ronja got up this morning, she immediately put it on, so I guess it was a success. 🙂

I’m posting modeled pictures as soon as I get around to taking some – at the moment I have to pick up Ronja from the kindergarten. The weather is fabulous, so the garden is the place to be!


  1. Lisa says:

    Isn’t it nice to spend time with your mom and your children. The skirt is beautiful. I love the underskirt. I am going to have to do that. I was looking at the Ottobre patterns online and absolutly loved them. I found lots of inspiration in those pages. Can’t wait to see Ronja in her skirt.

  2. iinu says:

    It’s adorable skirt!
    I also have fabrics already for that same “Misty”- skirt for my daughter. That’s really good idea to leave it without zipper and use elastic instead.
    And I really like your blog, by the way:o)

  3. Astrid says:

    Lisa – yes, I love it too. My mother lives in the other end of the country, so it doesn’t happen all that often. Ottobre is great – and you can always alter it into your own style, if there’s something you want to make different – it works for me! Thanks! 🙂

    iinu – Thank you so much – I’m looking forward to seeing your version of the skirt! 🙂

    Alexis – thank you, you should! 😉

    Jakob – the model wasn’t available yesterday when I posted, so I’ll see if I can catch her later today. 😉

  4. Mor(mor) says:

    Watching you select, consider, and make your final choice about fabrics and patterns, and how to combine them, was rather a sensational experience.
    Watching Ronja looking forward to the result – no less! 🙂

  5. Karin says:

    Hej Astrid.

    Skal selv i gang med en nederdel og ville lige høre, om du lavede om på mønstret, da du valgte elastik i stedet for lynlås – for det er vist også en god ide til min 4-årige?

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