Friday, March 13, 2009

Finished Object Friday

Ryleigh has always been tall for her age & it seems like her growth is just not slowing down anytime soon. Therefore, I always struggle to find skirts that fit her correctly. If I find one that's long enough, the waist is usually way too big. So... I decided that I would try to make her some skirts. They were super easy & lots of fun to make!



Since this one was my first one & it was a little more complicated, it took me awhile to finish it.







This one actually only took me an hour or two to whip up. Then, it just seemed like there was a little too much yellow, so I spent a little time this morning making the yo-yo flowers to put on it. I think it turned out pretty cute & served to "break up" all that yellow.



A little closer....

7 comments:

Charity said...

Very, very cute!! I love the first one especially! Just a question: how wide did you cut the fabric to make the skirts full enough? I have a hard time figuring out how much is needed without the little girl's skirt being too full. (I helped Regina make a couple of skirts and poor Gracie could hardly walk!) :)

Crystal Mason said...

Very cute...you did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and original! How did you make the leaves?
Aunt D

collette said...

Shari, you did a great job! It is so fun to sew for little girls....at least I always found time to back then (time---what's that??)

I'm sure Ryleigh loves them.

Mom

mama2ryleigh said...

Charity: Before I did these skirts, I tried to make a "tube skirt" & had the same problem. When I did the first of these two, I just guessed. On the second one, I used the entire width of my fabric (44 inches, I think).

Aunt Darlene: The leaves are just a strip of green fabric that I tied around the green ric-rac. I'm still a little nervous about how it'll withstand washings, though....

June Robinson said...

How cute! I remember making my daughter's skirts and dresses. I love to see Moms doing things like this for their children.

Kara Plank said...

These are amazing!!! You really need to open a kid's clothes boutique! (Or I really need to learn how to sew!!!)