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