Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Skirts

Last night, after the kiddos were in bed, I sewed. It seems the only time I can sew is during consecutive nap times (which are rare), at night when they are in bed, or when Joe is home and keeping the children occupied.

With Spenser's broken leg, she really has to wear skirts or dresses. She has a few casual skirts (without built-in panties) and dresses, but she seems to go through her stash pretty quickly. And, really, what girl doesn't need more skirts? I'm not going to deny her that.

The inspiration of these skirts came from the same book as yesterday's dress. The first one is in Strawberry Shortcake fabric. This girl loves "Shortcake," as she calls her. I Spenser found this fabric on clearance a few months back. That girl can spot Shortcake a mile away.


The second skirt is from my stash of Alexander Henry's Apples + Pears. I like this one the best.

These skirts whipped up very quickly. Like 30 minutes each.

14 comments:

Diane said...

I LOVE the Alexander Henry skirt! I've got that fabric in my stash and I love it so much, I'm scared to use it. Isn't that silly?

kirsten said...

very cute, i can smell the 'shortcake' from here!

laeroport said...

You can't beat a 30 minute skirt. So cute. And "shortcake" totally matches the cast. :)
laeroport

Karyn said...

I love them both!!

That apples and pears fabric is still one of my faves!

nikko said...

Cute!

Arkerchi said...

lovely fabric... no such fabric here in my country or i am not looking hard enough.

then i realised... u have 6 kids!
Wow! I have only two and am always trying not to cry... U my next idol!

capello said...

wait a minute, skirts have built in panties? huh?

linda said...

Well, if it had to be broken, I guess the buckle is the better option, huh? And if you had to have a reason to sew such *cute* skirts, then this is there isn't a better reason! Cute, cute, skirts and sweet little girl. 3 weeks - that's pretty good!

Alisa said...

Very nice skirts Lera. It's so nice to see the fabric turned into a skirt. Now you can enjoy it every time she wears it. Or maybe it's just me who loves to see nice fabrics all around her...

Sorry about her fractured leg. Hope it heals okay.

Heidijayhawk said...

the skirts and that dress are awesome! and the shortcake goes ever so well with the pink cast. you are going to have some serious muscles after all is said and done!

atet said...

Those skirts are adorable! Love the Alexander Henry fabric one. Way too cute! That plus the dress will be great while your little one is in her cast!

Cici said...

how perfect that shortcake matches a bright pink cast. no tights needed! cute skirts. i am woefully late in sewing a few up for my own lover-of-all-things-pink-skirt-wearer.

amandajean said...

super cute skirts. and no, why would you deny your daughter more of them???

Chara Michele said...

Very cute skirts! I have some of the AH apples + pears fabric and have no idea what I want to use it for:)