Happy Good Friday! 🙂
Spring is ever so slowly peaking around the corner. Winter just doesn’t want to let go this year.
When my bulbs start blooming, hope swells within me that Spring is almost here.
Soon the winter hats will be packed away for the warm weather months and farmers everywhere will wonder where their winter rest went!
Our daughter, Lauryn is a girly-girl. She loves dresses and skirts. Wears them constantly. She loves pink and dolls and all things GIRL. Perhaps you have one of your own?
It’s a challenge to find “store-bought” skirts for her, so about this time of year, I find myself making them for her. Thanks to pinterest and some wonderful how-to blogs, this year I was able to put together quite a few with simple blog instructions. No patterns required.
Here’s one of my favorites
You can find the free tutorial for this pattern here.
Here are some links to other free skirt patterns that I have either made in the past or am planning to make:
- Simple Spring Skirts – I have made many of these. A very simply, quick pattern, with lots of possibilities.
- Easy Tiered Skirt – Remember the days of the broom stick skirts? Or is that just me?
- Full Skirt with Trimmed Tulle peeking out – On my to-do list!
- Banner Day Skirt – Another on my to-do list
- Out grown shirts and patchwork skirts – Upcycle! I made several of these for Lauryn last year.
- Ruffle Skirt – Mine is pictured above. 🙂
Okay, so those are all I have to share for now. Perhaps you have one to share too?
While at the sewing machine, I decided to try my hand at an Easter dress. I don’t think that I’ve ever made her a new dress for Easter, so we’re excited about this one.
I was first inspired when I saw this pattern. It is called Vintage Jane by Pink Fig. I got it on sale for only $2. Happy jig! 🙂
I’ll admit, the number of fabrics used in the sample were a bit too much for me.
Lauryn and I decided to go simple.
We went to our local fabric shop and picked out Little Red Riding Hood prints by Tasha Noel with Riley Blake.
This is our version.
And we just had to add a little trim at the waist for that extra sweetness.
Here’s Lauryn in her new dress.
I must admit that I’ve already started looking at this pattern and have altered it just a bit (taking out the waist) to make some every day dresses from it. This blog post gave me the idea.
I would post a picture of that one, but it’s in the wash. Poor planning on my part! 🙂
Okay, Moms, Share! What things do you make for your kids? Are you handy with a sewing machine?