for the second spring/summer now, my bestie-from-high-school, kim, has “commissioned” me to make a few clothing items for her daughter “e,” who is just 6 months younger than my daughter, and about the same height/weight (which makes the sizing part a cinch!). last year, i made sort of a collection and coordinated the separate pieces with each other so it all hung together (here’s what that looked like). from photos i saw over the spring and summer, she seemed to get a good amount of use out of them. yippee!
this year, it seems that i have disparate ideas of what i want to make for her, so the whole collection doesn’t go together quite as nicely, but it really doesn’t need to. what i’m saying is, i’ll be blogging about each item separately because they don’t look as pretty together all hanging on a line. OCD.
this is another lazy days skirt made out of my current favorite thrifted vintage sheet. i don’t care if the sheet isn’t 100% cotton; with a little polyester it doesn’t wrinkle! and who wants to iron a 2-year-old’s everyday skirts? not me! i just love how soft vintage sheets are.
kim told me that e’s favorite colors right now are orange and green, but she said i shouldn’t feel the need to stick to that or to work them both in on the same garment. weeellllll…i just happened to have this fabric, so BOOM! green with a little bit of orange in there! gotta please the 2 year old!
and does it pass the all-important jumping test?
i think so.
kim, it’s in the mail today! 🙂