"....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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