Monday, October 7, 2013

A Skirt for the Birthday Girl

My youngest daughter recently celebrated her 7th birthday. 
 All she wanted for her big day was a skirt made by mom.  Easy enough!

a lime green skirt with a ruffled waist and a polka dotted hem

a detail shot of the border and hem of a lime green skirt

The ruffled waist detail on a little girl's skirt

 This little skirt was a cinch to sew up!  I think it took me about an hour from start to finish.
Miss S picked this Crafty Chloe unicorn print that I had in my stash.  It wouldn't have been my first choice in fabric, but when you are 7, happy little crown-wearing girls riding unicorns and trailing flowers is fabric choice #1!  Haha!  Besides, I know her sweet little youth is fleeting and there will soon come a day that she won't love unicorns and little girls wearing crowns.  :(

a illte girl wearing a lime green skirt and a grey shirt with lime green polka dots

 It was darn near impossible to get a decent picture of her actually wearing the skirt.  This is the hastily snapped picture that I texted my husband right before she ran off to the school bus.  It's the best I could manage.  I chopped off her head because she kept making weird faces.  Crazy girl! 

a smiling little girl getting ready to blow out birthday candles on her cake

Here she is getting ready to blow out her candles.  
Don't judge me based on my cake decorating skills, though, I don't profess to be Bakerella!  
:)
Happy Birthday, Miss S!


**Fabrics are Crafty Chole Unicorns in Green and Flea Market Fancy Flowers and Dots in Green.  Both of which you can still find on Etsy.  Polka dot shirt is from Old Navy.

5 comments:

Renae said... Reply To This Comment

Yeah, some days I wish my girls would still wear unicorn riding princess skirts.

Oh well...happy b-day!

Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said... Reply To This Comment

Such a cute skirt. Enjoy her now because they grow up so fast.
And don't worry about the cake - my cakes taste great but look not so good. Kids don't care though - they're so happy it's their birthday you could feed them anything.

Maartje Quilt said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful skirt for a pritty lady!

Carly said... Reply To This Comment

Love the Crafty Chloe fabric!! Have you guys read the Crafty Chloe books? They are pretty cute.

Mrs Quinn said... Reply To This Comment

What a great mom. Hope she had a great day in that beautiful skirt.