Friday, November 8, 2013

Maxi Skirt

My daughter is almost 12, which means she is starting to dress and act more like a teenager.  She, of course, is so excited to be growing up, while I'm not too sure I'm ready for 2 teenagers in the house. :)

Recently I've been feeling a bit neglectful in my mom duties as I haven't helped her sew anything in a long time.  I really want my daughters to grow up knowing how to sew and love it as much as I do.  That can only happen if we sew together often, right?  I guess that means I need to be better about finding more projects we can do together.

So with all that in mind, her and I set out to make a maxi skirt.

Sewing it Herself by simple girl, simple life
Sewing it Herself, a photo by simple girl, simple life on Flickr.

Knowing she has a short attention span we picked an easy pattern.  This one from Simplicity was perfect.  It consists of exactly 3 pieces:  a front, a back, and a waistband.  Perfect!

Simplicity 1616 by simple girl, simple life
We made Version A.
 She sewed up all the sides and I serged the raw edges and finished the hem.  She did a great job!  
We were able to start/finish the skirt in one afternoon.

A Finished Maxi Skirt by simple girl, simple life
A Finished Maxi Skirt, a photo by simple girl, simple life on Flickr.

Here she is modeling her finished skirt right before church.  Of course I'm totally biased, but I think she looks fantastic. :)
She's growing up way to fast if you ask me!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday

***We made the skirt exactly as the pattern.  For my daughter, who is about 5' 6", the finished skirt hits right about her ankles (skims the top of her foot).  I am a bit taller than her so I would've lengthened it a few inches so that it would almost drag on the floor.


Renae said... Reply To This Comment

We love this pattern too and she did a great job on it.

Cindy said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you for your inspiration. I needed a weekend project with my daughter - she is 12. Your daughter looks wonderful in her skirt.

Stephanie said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful girl! I just found a picture of her from her 3rd or 4th birthday. Sweet memories!