When I was a little girl I l-o-v-e-d wearing dresses. I would wear one every day to school. I love super over the top frilly girly dresses. My mom would take us to this little boutique for easter and we would get to pick a dress and I swear it was one of the highlights of the year. I did go through a fairly earnest tom boy, surfer girl stage in the sixth grade but I think that had a lot to do with the fact that my “boy friend” was an avid surfer. Apparently Evie is following in my footsteps because this girl basically demands to wear a skirt every day. After having a hard time finding ones that are over the top fluffy (don’t get me wrong she would LOVE those) or denim I thought it was high time I whip some up. Right before we left UT I went to one of my favorite fabric stores The Material Girls in South Jordan. I step into that store and go into a frenzy. A sort of panic settles over me. I think this is from being in Timor for so long away from any cute fabric. I kinds of go crazy and just grab grab grab. The fabric isn’t cheap though so I thought the best way to get a little of most of the fabric I wanted was to get Fat Quarters, I would figure out what to do with them later. Welp, 4 months later I turned 7 of them into skirts for Evie. Now she has one for everyday of the week:
When she saw me taking pictures of them she immediately pulled out her favorite and pulled it on:
It is simply a long rectangle of fabric sewn together to make a circle, hemmed on one end, gathered on the other and then sewn to 2 inch wide elastic sooooooo easy!
We just throw on a pair of leggings and a comfy top and she is happy as a clam for the rest of the day. No more sloooooowly removing layers until she looks like a mess.
I love a good compromise!
If you want a complete tutorial you can check it out HERE. The only difference is I attach my elastic by putting right sides together and stitching around the top then flipping it right side out.