I made Maia a couple of skirts following this easy skirt tutorial by Two Little BansheesÂ which I made even easier by using fold over elastic for the waist as in Angry Chicken's 5 minute skirt. For the second skirt I used the finished edge of the fabric for the bottom (by accident!) so decided not to hem the bottom. All in all, super quick and easy. And Maia loves them. Which won't always be the case, will it? One day instead of clamoring for me to sew something for her or just assuming everything's for her (as in the case of my first little knitting attemptÂ which is now a baby's bed -- do you see it above?), she'll probably turn up her nose at my home sewn clothes.
But for now, I'll take advantage of her excitement over my sewing. By the way, can you make out the sweet potatoes I'm starting in the window? They've had lots of roots for a while now, but still no sign of any shoots above. Has anyoneÂ grown these before? I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if it just takes a really long time for the shoots. They are held half out of jars of water with toothpicks following directions I found in a book.
Here's the second skirt, made a little shorter than the first.
And a detail of the fold over elastic. I love this stuff! My supply is dwindling though, so it's about time to place another order with Sewzanne's.
P.S. I almost forgot -- My friend Jenny said she made this skirt using a ribbon at the bottom for the hem -- folded over the fabric edge I think. Sounds pretty! I may try that next time...