"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Skirts For My Girls

One day last spring, my 2 youngest daughters were running around outside in long skirts - and barefoot. They were playing in the freshly plowed dirt of our garden and having a blast. That evening, they asked me to make them some "Little House on the Prairie skirts". I told them I would, but I soon realized that I didn't have enough material - only scraps.

Then, a few days later, a dear friend of mine told me that she had done some spring cleaning and had 2 white trash bags full of material. She asked me if I wanted it. I immediately said, "Yes!" The material was beautiful: summer prints, winter plaids, and even autumn-themed material. I couldn't wait to get started!

But first, I had to find a pattern. There were many skirt patterns to choose from, but I found one specially made for young girls to sew. I made a total of 12 skirts from this pattern!  (My seven-year-old made her first skirt from this pattern.)

The pattern is Simplicity # 2576. Here's the link for it..http://www.simplicity.com/p-1535-childgirl-skirts.aspx  
Note: the pattern doesn't have a ruffle at the bottom of the skirt. I added that myself.

Here are some photos of the skirts for my girls.......

"The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold." - Pslam45:13

Have a blessed day,

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  1. They are sooooooooo pretty in their skirts. Good job mama. Did you sew them? Either way they are perfect.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  2. Your girls are so lovely. And wow, the skirts are so cute! I can't wait to sew something for Tirzah.

  3. Very cute, thank you for sharing!

  4. Oh Lisa...they are very pretty!

    They look so sweet in matching skirts :)

    be blessed,


  5. oh i love them!! now all i need is some bags of fabric too!! stopping by from raising homemakers :)

  6. Very Pretty skirts! I love that you made them and also taught your daughter to make them.

    Amy Jo

  7. Those are adorable skirts! And I think it's wonderful that your daughter is already sewing with you. I wish I had learned that young.

  8. Oh i love it! I was looking at my little ladies outside, making "soup" from a muddy rain puddle,all skirted up also barefoot. I thought how adorable they were in their skirts. Your ladies are simply beautiful in their skirts. I am trying to take sewing classes that a dear lady at our church is offering ( but adding that to a cramped schedule seems daunting). I really want to make myself and my little ladies clothes we can be confidently feminine in.

  9. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing and for linking up with us. :)

  10. So beautiful! Where did you take those gorgeous pics with the stunning views???

  11. Paula,
    The photos were taken on our property. I agree - we have an awesome view! :)

  12. I love those skirts and will be looking for that pattern. If you saw my post on appliqueing, I am just getting started with the sewing machine so this project might be a tad adventurous, but I am inspired by you! Blessings...

  13. I agree with all above, lovely skirts and pics.
    You did great!

  14. Those skirts are quite precious as well as beautiful. Your daughters are beautiful as well. :)

  15. You told me to stop by, so I did! The skirts are beautiful, you make me want to go dig out some fabic and start sewing!

  16. These photos of your sweet girls are so lovely, innocent, and full of goodness ... thank you for sharing this post.

  17. Lovely! This has been on my to-do list for my girls as well. THanks for the inspiration!

  18. What great skirts! The material is very pretty. Your girls are darling!

    I am a new follower from the Thursday Hop. If you have a chance stop by www.messforless.net and say hi!

  19. What lovely skirts! I love the ruffle you added. And your girls are lovely as well! :)

  20. So cute! I haven't done any sewing in forever...maybe since my little girl grew up. New follower!

  21. Your daughters are beautiful and those skirts are just the perfect compliment to their beauty! You've inspired me to go put my two-year-old in a girly, twirly skirt too!

    I found you through the Modest Mom link-up and will be following; it seems we have much in common!

  22. Nice post! You have worked hard on jotting down the essential information. Keep sharing the good work in future too.
    skirts for girls

  23. Thank you for sharing this at our Sewing Bee!!! I love the skirts--they remind me of what my mom used to make for me ;)



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