If you think it looks familiar to the dress I recently made, then you are right! I used some of the same purple Marimekko and Gingham fabrics.
But, as you can see for yourself, I also added a piece of Marimekko with black flowers. Actually I have been saving that exact piece of fabric for a while - for this particular skirt for Maria.
I also wanted to give the skirt a little, funny detail to make it a bit more girly and childish.
So I knitted a tiny, tiny rabbit girl. I used the free pattern which Little Cotton Rabbits so generously shared.
It took me longer than I had expected to sew together the tiny body, ears and limbs. But when I was done, I knew that it isn't the last bunny I'm going to make...
A bow was tied to her girly bunny ear and of course she had to have a skirt herself....made out of tulle.
Then she was ready to be sewn into the pocket, so she could hang in a string and watch the world passs by.
The bunny - and the skirt - was wrapped and given to sweet Maria........and I got wonderful, tasty birthday cake to bring home to Emil. (He has hurt his knee rather badly, and hasn't been allowed - by the doctor - to walk around the whole weekend and today. Tough deal for a skaterloving boy!!)