Digging through my pile of patterns this week I found one that needed my attention....Claire has been itching for a skirt for school. My daughter is very sure of her style and had the fabric and pattern picked out all on her own. I figured it wouldn't be a problem considering it was a Sew Easy. One day of school under our belt I was sure to impress her with my accomplishment...ha!
She specifically wanted a high waisted skirt. This Butterick pattern fit the bill and offered lots of different varieties. Bonus that it was a Sew Easy...so I thought.
Opening up the pattern to read the instructions I realized this pattern had 59 steps. What on earth is easy about a 59 step pattern? I wanted to crumple it up and toss it but failure was not an option as this pattern was paid for already. I persevered.
Claire has picked this beautiful bright Sis Boom fabric.
In addition, I have added this stash of ruffle fabric that I love. It has the texture of pantie hose. Sews like a dream and you don't have to hem the edge.
The back of the fabric is just as beautiful. At this point I decided to use the pattern pieces and toss the directions. Honestly, the were way too confusing.
Within a few hours I had a lovely little creation that my preteen can be proud to wear.
Clever little zipper closure in the back.
Soft elastic waist just to make it fit perfect. I hate to watch a little girl tug on skirts or pants. This is my favorite part of sewing. Making it fit just so. Things that are comfortable will last so much longer in a closet.
Claire was excited to see her fabric made into a something today. I had it in the car at pick up. She is planning on wearing it tomorrow.
I treasure each one of these because I know my days are numbered with her and handmade clothes. She has reached that age where store bought clothes are cool. I hopes that she will always remember my needle will always be available to her.
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