Sunday, May 1, 2011

Skirt making adventures

For those of you who follow me on facebook, this is old news. I DISPISE a lot of the clothes out there for little girls right now. Not so much the under 5T clothes but the over 5T clothes. They are just plain old trashy! Many of them are form fitting and trendy. Why do we want our 6 year olds to look like 15 year olds? Seriously, I love my little free spirited 6 year old who just wants to wear skirts. Well guess what....you guessed it, a lot of skirts in her size are either $100's of dollars or short and trendy. Not my style! Nor is it hers. She really likes longer skirts with lots of little girls patterns....flowers, birds, pink, pink, and more pink. And modesty! Yes, modesty is something I believe in teaching her. 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 says, "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."

After talking to my hubby about my frustrations, he said, "why don't you just make her a bunch". Yes, I can...I have...but did I really want to? Do I want her going to school looking like all her clothes are handmade?? Well, no, but if I am careful and meticulous, I can get them to look pretty nice (at least in my mind). So yesterday, Kylie and I headed off to Joann's to find some fabrics. SHE picked out most of them (with some guidance from her momma) and I went to town. Two skirts are made and they both took me under 45 minutes to make.

Did I follow a tutorial? Not necessarily. I have made just plain old skirts in the past so that wasn't hard. The only tool I used was one my SIL gave me a few years ago. You just put in the measurements and number of tears you want and it tells you want to cut. It's great.

So here are the first two....


She wasn't into modeling today so I wasn't going to force her...but she DID wear the first one to church this morning. I love it! I am going to make me a few once I can get a true waist measurement on myself (in about 2 months or so).

I figured I would share them as I make them with you all in hopes that you too will be inspired to make some of your own clothes. I am always happy to make some for you or teach you how to do it yourself. I have a few more designed I have made in the past and will hopefully take a few pictures of those shortly.

Happy sewing!

6 comments:

Jamie Caccamise Photography said...

If I knew how to sew I would be doing the same thing!! Not only so the styles discust me but the prices too!!

Nichole @ Barillafab4.blogspot.com said...

So great Kara! I totally agree..Savannah is in 1st grade 6.5 and I cannot believe some of the clothes out there! I have been forcing myself to learn to sew mainly for that reason! thanks for sharing that tool, it will come in super handy for sure!

Amy said...

very cute, i was thinking of making Hannah some too....and maybe mikayla...she needs to be in JR section now because she's so tall!! scary clothes there!!

Hannah said...

So sweet! Good for you - we sew lots of skirts here too and have you seen the bloomers pattern by Marie Madeline Studios? Our girls love them for bike riding and playing and they are still cute and feminine.

Kara said...

Hannah...I did see those and am going to take my turn at making some! We have had some "issues" with bike riding so bloomers may be our answer! Thanks!

Amy said...

Mikayla saw the skirt on the front of Joann's flyer yesterday and asked if I could sew one for her. <3 It warmed my heart. I made her dozens of t-shirt dresses when she was Kylie's age....