Ok…let me explain….
Yes I made this skirt.
Yes Grace is going to wear it.
But no…I didn’t “design” it.
Here’s the story:
Over at Project Run and Play it’s “Mad for Plaid” week and I wanted to sew along.
You see, the thing is when Elizabeth and I come up with the themes for Project Run and Play we choose themes that we would want to sew along with and I really wanted to sew along with every single week this time…but then I had so much going on that I just wasn’t able.
And (for lack of a better term) it totally bummed me out.
So this afternoon Grace and I had about 15 minutes together before she had to go to school. So we ran down to the basement to look for supplies to make something “plaid inspired”.
I rummaged around until I found one single solitary piece of plaid fabric 44 inches wide and 16 inches long.
Which meant the item would be a skirt.
I showed the fabric to Grace…and she pretty much hated it.
So I told her she could pick anything she wanted to put on it…but to try to find things that were maybe orange, yellow, or white…and then I turned her loose in the trim bins.
(And she was happy.)
This is what she came up with:
Then it was time to go so I asked her to pick her top two choices.
Which she did.
Which is how her school girl skirt ended up looking like this:
Probably not on my list of favorite projects BUT Grace likes it and it let me participate in a very small way in the challenge I thought would be so much fun.
Which reminds me…Week 2 over at Project Run and Play was a candy inspired challenge…and the week I was most excited about…my head is still FILLED with ideas for candy inspired children’s clothes…but alas, this is all that I got finished for that challenge:
But, because I’m still really excited about this dress (and the other ideas I can’t let go of) I might just have to do a mini series about them over here.
Now I just have one more thing to say before I sign off for the day.
And that is how this Mad for Plaid is a $5 Friday project.
Well, the fabric was left over from a crazy monster doll thing I made for Simon years ago.
The trim was from a strand of vintage craziness that I bought for 50 cents.
And the orange thing is from a pack of felt shapes that I bought at Dollar Tree for $1.
But really all I had to do to put the whole thing together was rummage around in my sewing stuff with Grace for a few minutes and find random leftover items…which made this one inexpensive skirt for one happy 5 year old.
Have a good weekend everyone!