Thursday, March 31, 2016

Denim Skirt

I have been eyeing this fabric for about a year at one of the local fabric stores. I think it's so unique and interesting. My daughter refused to wear it, so I would not buy it.

The last time we were at this store I explained to her that it was made for her to wear really cool leggings underneath. I walked her through all of the beautiful knits to see if there was any she wanted to wear under the hole skirt. She surprised me by picking the solid red. I of course used the bowtie leggings by Bella Sunshine Design and made her red leggings.

I also told her since she chose red it would look SO cute if we made it a Cardinals outfit and she adimentaly agreed. I wanted a simple mini skirt and chose the Penny Skirt from Bella Sunshine Design.

The skirt was tricky because of the holes and I had to be careful as I connected the seams, but I figured it out and am thrilled with the outcome!

Ahhh, I LOVE it! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring Sewing

I love skirts! I could live in skirts, but Isabella does not, she much prefers dresses. However, some skirt patterns are too cute not to sew. I have loved the Penny skirt from Simple Life Pattern Co. sinced it was first released and I finally bought it this spring. The thing about skirts is I like pairing them with store bought knit tops. So, before I could sew her skirt I first had to go to the store and find a shirt. We went to Target and found a navy and mint colored shirt that I liked, so then we went home to find matching fabric. I should have taken a picture of all our fabric choices, but we finally settled on what I think was the perfect match.

The striped fabric was perfect and I matched the fabric perfectly when I put in the pockets my daughter didn't even notice it had pockets. :)

I had her put her hands in her pockets so you can see they're really there. 
Sew a new pattern that's already in my collection 
Use fabric out of my stash 
Complete another piece of my daughter's spring wardrobe