I follow a number of sewing blogs but there is one that I absolutely love. If you like to sew, you must check out her blog, danamadeit, here. She made these darling skirts for her daughter and friends and I fell in love with them. When my daughter said she was going to have a County Fair two year birthday party for Rosetta, I remembered those darling skirts and thought of my little grand-daughters and their friends! So.....
I gathered fabric, rick rack and thread and got started! Dana gives great instructions on her blog, so I just set up my kindle next to my sewing machine and could easily refer to it if necessary.
I'm kind of weird where I like to have everything all organized before I start sewing and since this project was going to require all different colors of thread I got my bobbins all wound up ahead of time. I was really excited about this project because I love color so much that I knew I would have fun putting different colors together.
A really funny thing happened when I started sewing. I wanted one of the skirts! So I made one for myself so I could match my darling grand-daughters!
And then even funnier was when my daughter Andrea said, "Mom I want one of the skirts too"! I sent a picture text to Ciara, my daughter in law, and asked her if she wanted one - her reply; "I'm in". So back to the sewing machine I went to whip up a couple more skirts!
My grand-daughter Jillian and her little friend Ruth were so darling in their skirts. These two little girls look so much alike that the times we've dressed them in matching clothes we are always taking a double-look!
They were so easy to make, so fun, and so comfortable. I'm actually thinking about making myself a few more in varied styles! If you're thinking you'd like to make yourself or some special little girl a fun summery skirt, this is the one to make! I made each skirt in about 25 minutes.
I pulled this picture off my daughter's blog so that you could see it was a darling little birthday party!
Hope you are off to a great start to your week! (Watch for the July Monthly Moos post coming in a few days!)