I am back from the depths of bronchitis~ Huzzah!
I actually managed to get a few things done, but no good photos. (oops) Shortened a couple pairs of pants into shorts for Sirocco (come on SPRING!!) and finally fixed a dress of mine that had torn last summer and gotten shoved away in the packing frenzy.
This project was completed a few weeks ago and I have pictures – so we’ll talk about that instead.
I was inspired by Nell of Whole Parenting Family’s wonderful line of flannel and lace skirts and since I had a few pairs of Kyle’s old torn pyjama pants I figured I would give the idea a try. I looked around my stash and didn’t find any bits of lace long enough to trim the skirt, which put me off the idea briefly, but then I found a pile of old doilies and had a vague recollection of a dress with a doily appliqué on it… (Probably from Carefree Clothes for Girls?)
So here you go: elastic waistband, nice deep hem allowance for a bit of flare, carefully matching the plaid at the side seams and hand sewing the carefully cut out centre of a large doily. It’s pretty cute, if I do say so myself!
Mistral loves it – I’m told it’s her Sun Skirt, and it does twirl quite satisfyingly. A nice, easy to wear skirt for a young adventurer.
Have a blessed Holy Week!