Monday, June 21, 2010

Yay, Me!


I am super proud of myself! (Mom - I hope you're reading this post!)
Last night I made a skirt for my daughter out of some fabric I had lying on my desk. Now, mind you, while I totally love sewing, I haven't made an article of clothing since Home Ec. class in the eighth grade. I was amazed at what a short time it took me to sew it (it was very simple with just an elastic waist) and how much fun it was. I wasn't even sure if it would fit since I was just guessing at the size - but I know her pretty well and just eye-balled it. Ya know?

My friend Derinda over at Emma Lee's Boutique inspired me with the pictures she posted of her own first attempt at sewing a skirt for her daughter. Check out her Facebook page and become a fan - she sells the most darling hair clips for kids right on her Facebook page. Check it out here!


Anyway - I won't show you the back of the skirt where the seams don't match up, or how the elastic portion kind of bunches up at the waist - but she liked it a LOT and was so happy to wear it to school today on her second-to-last day of school. I even made her a matching hair clippie! Okay, I'm done bragging now. Hope you are all enjoying your summer!

10 comments:

Scrap for Joy said...

OK-not only did youmake that cute skirt and hair accessory...it matches your flowers! Bravo to you Laurie...now you need to make yourself a cute skirt, too! I can't read your blog without checking your shop and when I saw the black and white rolled flowers...I had to snap them up! I am going to use them on a tote bag I think..love the black and white combo!
Hope you have a sunny, fun week!
xoxo
Joyce

XUE said...

Such a sweet skirt! Who cares about crooked seams or bunched up areas when the end result is still so lovely plus Chloe really looks even more adorable in it! Now, go make a matching one for yourself! And we're making skirts over here too!

betts123 said...

Hey, Laurie - this is Mom! I did read your blog - see??? Yes, I am proud of you for making the skirt. It is very pretty, and Chloe is very pretty wearing it. You have so many great flowers in your yard. Better than me.....

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

hi hun! looks like you made it over to visit AFTER i figured out my blog problem, lol!

how have you been? your daughter's skirt is adorable and she is totally a mini-you!!!

Pieceful Bits said...

Great JOB!!! Beautiful girl and love your petunias! Happy Summer
(~~)
Julie

Kimmarie Baker said...

Great Job Laurie! I am lucky to sew a straight line on my sb pages. lol Looks bright and cheery as all your work does. Love the matching hair clip as well.

Elyse said...

so adorable and definitely earns bragging rights!

xo
elyse

deb said...

It really is so cute!! And that hairclip is darling. I'll need to visit that site for sure since I'm a bit hair clip obsessed lately. Your Chloe is a perfect model. :)

Beedeebabee said...

Oh Laurie, this is just adorable, and your daughter looks just sooo cute in her new outfit! I love the pretty clippy you made too! Have a great Sunday sweetie! Paulette xo

Diane said...

Darling skirt...and your daughter is a cutie...yes I am spying on you from MPTS forum.....welcome to the forum and I will be back soon to your wonderful blog.....you are welcome to put the forum buttons n your blog if you wish...congrats for being a creative team member!!