Friday, December 16, 2011

ella's holiday skirt

I have not sewn in many months, and I was really missing it.  Even though I hadn't been sewing I had still been shopping, so I have quite a few lovely patterns I've collected with the thought of making them into skirts for Ella.  So this week I dusted off the sewing machine, which is new to me, so I had some re-learning to do (I'm a beginner anyway, so it was quite a task).  I spent two days making a skirt that could probably be made in an hour or two by someone a bit more capable.  I enjoyed every minute of my sewing time...with the boys asking constant technical questions, the baby cuddling on my lap (teething) and Ella by my side doing some handsewing of her own.  And in the end I created a cute little Christmas cupcake skirt for her to wear to our upcoming celebrations and gatherings.  I used the Oliver & S Lazy Day Skirt Pattern, it's free and it's simple! And now I'm itching to make some more skirts...so many cute fabrics ready to go!

6 comments:

Kimberly said...

It turned out great! I love that she is so excited to wear the clothes you make for her. I hope Trinity will be that cooperative as she gets older.

Cindy said...

Amazingly cute! Good job Mom!

Veronica said...

Absolutely Adorable!! You did a great job! Ella looks precious :)

Michelle said...

Very cute Katie!!

Liesl said...

High five! Glad you like it, and she clearly enjoys the skirt.

katie and the little things said...

Thanks for all the sweet words...I'm addicted to making these skirts, and thankful that she loves wearing mama's handmade creations ;)