Monday, April 22, 2013

Ric Rac Skirt

A very generous mom at pre-school has been passing on her younger daughter's clothes as she outgrows them and I wanted to offer a little "thank you."

I'd never made clothes for anyone else's kids before - only my own.  For that reason, as well as the numerous stories I've heard from their mom about how picky these little girls are about their clothes, I was nervous - but decided it was time.  I'm feeling enough confidence to pass along the sewing wealth, if you will.  Lord knows E's closet is pretty full and only getting fuller!

So I did it.  This skirt is actually the second thing I made for M's classmate - the first didn't feel right to me so I scrapped it.  I know she loves pink.  I hoped she'd love ric rac - I've been hoarding it and it was starting to feel sad.  Solved!  Happy ric rac!

I also made it double layered to add to the girliness.  Girly girl all the way.  My favorite waistband on an elastic-waist skirt, too - the top stitching combined with stiff non-roll elastic give such a nice finish.

All that was left was to wrap it up and slap on a big bright bow!  (Inspiration here - although I didn't use this template - I just winged it.)

I'm glad I didn't let my fear/nerves stop me from giving this.  I got a text from the beneficiary's mom this afternoon saying she was sitting with her skirt, just "petting" it over an over.  Ha!  Success?  I'd say YES! 

Part 2: her sister's dress - coming soon.

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