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.

October 08, 2011

Here's one I prepared earlier

Here is a little girl's skirt that I sewed a while ago*

I love this cute pattern - the "Insa skirt" - by Farbenmix. The design, with layering and ruching, reminds me of a princess skirt. It makes an excellent twirly party skirt.

The pattern is available individually or as part of the book "Sewing Clothes Kids Love" [Langdon & Pollehn, 2010 Creative Publishing International].

I've made this skirt once before using a dreamy pink fairy print, called the Sprites of Tillbrook. Regretably due to a lack of forethought about print placement, I decapitated some of said sprites.

I'm not sure about the wearer, but personally I still haven't recovered.

For this version I stuck with less risky Japanese sashiko stars in indigo and taupe. There's only just so much of a mess you can make with a bunch of stars.

* "A little while ago" may mean "10 months ago"

This post brought to you as part of Blogtoberfest - October's blogging festival.


  1. What a great pattern HB - crap I now need to add this book to my ever increasing wish list.

    Amanda xoxox

    P.S. never took you for a sprite killer - am a little shocked!

  2. wot, no seven?!

    Cute skirt - nice sashiko pairing!

  3. The skirt looks lovely...you've sold me on this book (and I have been trying not to buy more sewing books), but there's a little Miss here that would love a skirt like that!

  4. I love your fabric choice, I've made this skirt a few times too as well as the trousers from this book - one of my favourite for kids patterns - fully getting my $ worth out of it.


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