A Birthday Skirt

One of my February goals was to make my daughter a skirt or dress.

I settled on a skirt since that seemed to be an easier project.

Half the coverage, half the work, right?

I followed the instructions from the sewing blog MADE and I think the skirt turned out fairly well for a first try. I didn’t bother making a tutorial because, “about this, and cut about that much,” didn’t seem like real effective directions.

We added the pink leggings since this outfit would have been a bit chilly to wear to recess without them. She is proudly accessorizing with her school birthday crown (and a pterodactyl).

And what did this sweet munchkin tell me immediately after putting on this skirt which I worked on for over an hour and which made me extremely proud to make?

“Thank you Mommy. I love you. Thank you for working so hard on this for me?”

Nope.

It was…

“Now make me a dress please.”

“I’m 1…2….Free!”

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6 Responses to A Birthday Skirt

  1. Jess says:

    Awwww – that’s a good response! If she didn’t like it, she certainly would not have asked for a dress, too!! 😉 Very pretty – and only an hour?! Impressive.

  2. Kelly says:

    haha, well at least she wants you to make her something else and didn’t say, “never make me something again”. I can’t believe she is 3

  3. Colette says:

    Happy Birthday, Caroline! Do you remember when we sewed skirts in Girl Scouts? I tried to sew culottes and all of the leaders had to gather around doing it for me? And, am I remembering — you sewed a skirt and had a mishap with a pair of scissors and ended up with a patch? Good times, good times….

  4. Way to go! What a cutie pie you have!

  5. Tagati says:

    Check out Brett Bara’s site (http://www.brettbara.com/category/sewing/). She has a one hour skirt (any size) video too.

    Cute pillowcase dresses can be found at: http://www.jenleheny.com/pillowcase-dress-instructions/.

  6. Pat Becker says:

    What a doll she is..I, too, can not believe she is already 3…I like the outfit