This little skirt for Elizabeth is actually from a month or so ago, but I forgot to take pictures of it then, so when I put it on her today, I snapped a few pictures. The fabric is a linen blend I picked up at Hancock's at the end of last year. The pattern, as such, is the Gypsy Skirt from The Handmade Dress. It's actually what she calls a sewing recipe. It's a collection of proportions and formulas to give you a garment of a certain shape. In this case, it's a seven gored skirt just right for a little girl who never met a meal she didn't like :-) And yes, every shot is an action shot with this girl - sorry!
On her, it's a really cute style and I like the extra fullness in the back to compensate for her diaper-clad bootie.
On her, it's a really cute style and I like the extra fullness in the back to compensate for her diaper-clad bootie. I also drafted it for myself, but after seeing hers, I think I'll make a few changes for mine. I'm going to take out the extra gore in the back (and adjust the other measurements accordingly) and maybe take a bit of the fullness out of the waist. I like the easy elastic waistband, but I don't want it so bunchy on me. Is it something I could've come up with myself, yes, but Sam's recipe gave me a great starting point and confidence in the outcome. Plus, she's a super-sweet mama of 4 with a really cute blog with great ideas - that's worth the $6 right there!
After I finish the chair cushions (more on that mess later!) and my little skirt, I think I'm going to do matching cousin dresses for Sarah and Elizabeth from her Miss Madeline pattern, so look for more extreme cuteness coming soon!
Parting shot - here's my super reader who was very miffed I wasn't taking pictures of him!