Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Secret Pocket Lady

I had lots of fun last week making this "Secret Pocket Lady" skirt! 
My job share Karen borrowed one of these skirts, also called "The Walking Lucky Dip," a few years ago. We took turns wearing it at our school's annual Summer BBQ.
Karen had to return the skirt and I never quite got around to making one, as promised.
That is until this year!  
The skirt  was made using fabric up-cycled from some classroom drapes and a few new quarter metres of  "brights" for pockets with some flowers bonded on top. The finishing touch - lime green ribbon! There was also a bright patchwork bandanna to add to the overall "look."

How it works: 
The skirt has 20 pockets, each containing a prize. For the price of 20p, the child chooses any pocket and receives a surprise!

Karen and I had lots of fun taking turns wearing the skirt, raising a bit of money for our school and seeing the children's faces when they realised that the lady wearing a funny outfit that day was a teacher! 


Sarah said...

Made us chuckle! Bet the kids love it.We do! Have you tried posting your Early Years observations in it?!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Sarah and Imogen

Sharon said...

Thanks ladies! Have actually designed the perfect outfit for the FS Practioner (a tabbard really,complete with matching clipboard) but unfortunately it was not approved. :0