Getting Skirted Up

I tried my hand at sewing while I was pregnant.  I made a lot of things for the nursery (crib skirt, curtain pulls, skirt for end table, seat cover for the window bench), and while they weren’t perfect, they worked.  I also tried my hand at making some cute little dresses out of onesies.  Some of them were adorable:

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And some of them were total failures:

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Another thing I tried making was a skirt.  This stretched my ability because I had to use elastic and I followed the measurements for what was supposed to be a 12 month size.  This week I finally fished it out and put it on.  It is adorable.  Here’s Little Miss walking towards me giving me the ‘milk’ sign with her hand:

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I think these pictures are cute, but they accentuate her belly.  The elastic likes to sit low in the front, but higher in the back.  Here’s a side view from when she was playing in the hallway:

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Perhaps the cutest view is the one from behind.  It was hard to get this one because this girl is always on the move!

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In some ways it reminds me of a tutu.  I’m glad that I made it and it’s a look that she can definitely rock and is comfortable for the summer.  I especially love the center fabric.  It was at the end of the bolt and I have a yard (plus the excess from this piece) that I’ve been saving to make her a bubble romper this summer.  But I love the fabric so much that I’m terrified I’ll mess it up.  I’ll probably end up doing nothing out of fear, so I’ll have the enjoy the skirt more, I suppose.

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