I’ve been annoyed at little girl’s skirts in shops the past two Winters (and Summers, let’s be honest). They are usually about as long as the bottom of their bum cheeks, and even with tights on in Winter, they’re still too damn short for my liking, especially on my four year old with long, long legs. I prefer her dresses and skirts to hit her knee or at least the top of it since I know she’ll get more wear out of it as she grows, and it will just be a little more appropriate (in my opinion). So as a result, she doesn’t have many skirts in her wardrobe, just dresses and pants. Last year I saw that Spotlight had some gorgeous printed corduroy for kids, so I bought some and stashed it away with the idea of making a Winter skirt. Then this year their corduroy was EVEN CUTER – lots of forest and woodland prints, and in a range of colours. I bought another metre or so and stashed it away, realising that now that I had TWO lots of corduroy stashed away to make skirts with I better bloody well get on with it and make them. So I Googled and found a very easy looking pattern straight away – I’ve never made anything with an elastic waist before, and thankfully it wasn’t as daunting as I thought it would be. In fact, it was super easy.
Kid’s fashion these days is pretty awesome. It’s not like when we were growing up in the eighties and we all had pretty much the same stuff. Some of us, like my sisters and I, were lucky enough to have a mother who sewed, so we got some cute, unique clothes thrown into the mix,… Continue reading ->