1.19.2011

She wears short skirts... I don't think so!

I have long and lanky girls.  They have been that way from the beginning always more inches than pounds.  Clothes have always been a problem for them, for a while, we used chip clips to hold their pants up!  When they were little, they didn't care but as they got a bit older, they noticed none of their friends wore chip clips on their pants (go figure). 

So, for a while, we stuck with knits or things with elastic waists so I could just make a small opening, reduce the elastic and sew it back up.  Then one day in a craft store, they found a fabric they liked and asked me to just make them a dress....

I hadn't made clothes since college, so I started simple and have gone on from there.  Jean skirts were still a problem.  They wanted to wear them but in order for them to be long enough, they were always too big in the waist.  Or, if they fit in the waist, well, lets just say even the Texas Cheerleaders wouldn't wear them that short.

Enter, the Petal Skirt.  My girls and I have had a lot of fun designing these skirts.   Working with quilt scraps, remnants and fat quarters, we sit on the floor and choose different color combinations for each skirt we find at thrift stores. 

What do you think?






I took several to a few craft shows in December and only have a few left (yeah!).  They are now available in my new etsy store: HarperNCo.

Peace be with you,

6 comments:

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

These turned out really cute. My girls are grown now but I have such fond memories of making their clothes or revamping store bought. Jean skirts never go out of style!

NJDecorator said...

Question - is this your only Etsy store or do you have another?

Jenny@SeaminglySmitten said...

So cute!! I love that they helped you pick out the fabrics, too. They will always remember that you made it for them! Thanks for linking up!
Jenny

Emily said...

Yes this is the only etsy shop.

Liz said...

What a good idea! I love embellished clothing!

Amie said...

So cute! My daughter just wore a skirt to school for the 'last time!' I told her...but now I can revamp it. Thanks for sharing!

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