one more kids clothes week thingie i’m finally getting around to blogging…a simple skirt for E.
she still loves wearing skirts, and i still love making them. this one is your standard full-width-of-fabric, match the selvedges to create a rectangle, hem, add waistband type deal. a few details make it special, though.
for the waistband, i sewed two channels and threaded 1/4” elastic into each, similar to the swingset skirt. i thought the lightness of the fabric warranted a more dainty waistband than the standard 1” elastic, and it seems super comfortable too.
i got her a pack of hair bands at Target and they immediately became rainbowtized bracelets that she rearranges on a daily basis, because rainbows.
also, marker fingers.
second detail is a trimming from the selvedge of Melody Miller’s Mustang line for Cotton + Steel that i added to the hem – it says “leap and the net will appear.” the perfect motto for a kid who loves to climb trees, maybe? or maybe not? haha.
third thing is the fabric itself. it’s a light cotton lawn or voile, not sure, sent along with a set of cloth napkins i won in a giveaway from Tatia – i was digging through my stash and found it and knew it’d make the perfect full, flowy skirt. it was super wide so it gathered up really nicely, and i gave it a nice chunky couple inch hem to weigh it down a bit. the blue and yellow flower print is so pretty!
she really loves this little dude. 🙂