Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Fun SKIRTS

Approximately once every other year or so I concoct a plan that turns out just as I'd hoped or maybe even better. This week our niece K- spent a few days with us and I thought it would be fun to teach Banana and K- how to sew themselves a skirt.
I took them to the fabric store and they were able to find some fabric they both liked. (Miracle of Miracles because I only had one coupon and I hate to buy fabric at regular price!)
I helped them each make a custom pattern, cut out their skirt and sew them up.
I should have taken pictures of the process....but I didn't....I guess I was a little busy.
Of course Sweet Cheeks wanted a skirt too. Luckily there were some pretty good size chunks of fabric left over so I was able to make her one too.
And some twisted fabric flower pins for her shirt.
Today my girls got to wear their new skirts to church and afterward they obliged me and my need to photograph their cuteness!

What do you think?
Pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.
And of course I had to take a picture because it's going to be at least two years before one of my plans works out this well again.

I'm going to try really hard to come up with a tutorial for the gathered tiered skirt (top pic).
I know I've said that before but this time I really mean it!!!