Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

December 23, 2009

Tis the season ...

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Tis the season to indulge my folly
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Sew I now some girls apparel
Fa la la, la la la, la la la

Love frills and pink - can you tell?
Fa la la la la, la la la la

There's something about Christmas that makes this mother of two boys go a little silly in the sewing-for-girls department.

In my defence, however, I was aided and abetted by Oliver + S, who provide the beautiful Popover Sundress pattern (children's sizes 2 - 8) as a free download.

How could I resist?

You can find my review of this lovely
and super-easy pattern at


  1. That is absolutely gorgeous Liesl. I hope you and the family have a really wonderful Christmas :) xx

  2. Beautiful dress...Fa la la, la la la, la la la!

    Merry Christmas xx

  3. As an auntie of 6 boys and 0 girls - I hear you sister fa la la la la la la la la

  4. I have the exact same dress half finished on my machine! In blues for Moo.
    I only hope mines turns out as lovely as yours!

  5. Looks amazing Liesl!!
    Happy Happy!!
    Andi x

  6. Beautiful. Best Wishes for a fabulous Christmas!

  7. So cute! Very Christmassy!

    Have a very merry christmas!

  8. I love your choice of fabrics and thanks for the link to the pattern, I am going to have a go at one for my Goddaughter.

  9. We have MOSTLY girls in our family, and I daresay they're getting the best presents. Nothing quite as much fun as making girly little dresses.

  10. That is so elegant and gorgeous.


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