An Easter Skirt

My 12-year-old daughter is extremely difficult to clothe.  Extremely.  She walks that delicate line of wanting to be comfortable, definitely not wanting to look too girly, posh, or feminine, and wanting to be trendy but not the first to premiere the look at her school.

So, when she needed something a little dressy to wear, we searched all the popular clothing websites and we couldn’t find anything that she would wear (too short, too wierd, too black).  If we did find something, it was invariably expensive AND she wanted the whole ensemble, shoes included, which would have amounted to quadruple the budget.

I finally convinced her to peruse the voile fabric online, and voila!  She found something.  I made this for her yesterday:

It’s a wee bit too big in the waist, but it’s not completely finished, so I’ll probably adjust the fit at the zipper.  Fabric is Ingrid by Valori Well for Free Spirit.

This was also Picture of the Day yesterday; the theme was “before and after.”

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About lionsdaughter

I like to make things, lots of things, but not all things. I love to sew, knit, embroider, take pictures, scrapbook, dye fibers, work clay in the summer, garden. I want to try weaving, spinning, and stain glass work. I have no interest in auto body, upholstery, or tanning (either working animal skin or purposefully darkening my own).
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