Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rogue genetics...

Somehow I gave birth to a wee girlie girl who insists on wearing skirts and dresses. I'm pretty sure it just skipped a generation since I remember frustrating my own mother due to my complete and total aversion to anything remotely resembling girl clothes.

So what's a Mama Llama to do?

Make girl clothes of course...

I found a most excellent tutorial on a little 3-tiered skirt after a google search took me to Kuky Ideas (a delightful blog in itself!). This was the first one I made. And, I'd like to point out, that even though she now prefers skirts over shorts...her Batman t-shirt is still her favorite shirt!

As I'm all about repurposing and reusing, I had the idea of taking a pair of her brother's hand-me-down shorts that she's not wearing and seeing if I could stretch one more year out of a size 12 month skirt that's now just a little too short (told you she was wee)...

One pair of shorts...

One too-short skirt...



One girlie skirt that Kyleigh will love and can wear for another year!


Another skirt I made for her a while ago. So far I have spent $0 on these projects...all scraps I already had. The lace on this one was in a bag of material that's been following me around since before we were married! I figured it was about time I found something to use it on.

Even in skirts she still prefers to play in the dirt. That gene she gets from me.

5 comments:

mrs. fuzz said...

I loved this post. Look at you and your repurposing skillz! She's the perfect girl then isn't she? Still loved dirt, still loves her batman shirt, but a little girly girl in there with her love of skirts. I'm impressed with your sewing. I can't even sew a button.

Dori said...

Thanks! I, on the other hand, would never dream of opening a bakery! :)

Donia said...

love her. love you.

MONICA-LnP said...

good job on the skirt,wish I could sew I even have a sewing machine my mil gave me that belonged to her mother,and it works!

randompawses said...

Love the skirts! And your daughter is just too cute for words!!