9.23.2013

Pieced Toddler Skirts

Big Sis and PG
There are few things in life cuter than a little girl in a skirt.

The only thing that might trump it is TWO little girls in coordinating skirts.  When we were invited to spend a weekend with some friends celebrating PG's 2nd birthday, I knew I wanted to put together something that would be simple, homemade, and cute.  Oh, and quick.  I had three days.

Enter this pattern.  Pretty sure I found it on Pinterest.

I picked up fabric remnants on clearance at Hobby Lobby (on a recent day trip there with my friend the Southern Craft Queen) and cut them into strips ranging from 3 1/2 inches to 6 1/2 inches.   For one skirt, I pieced together four strips to make a block approximately 16"x44".  I cut this in half to end up with two pieces 16"x22".  This is just slightly smaller than the average size of a fat quarter, and what I started with for the beginning of the pattern.

I followed the pattern, omitting the ribbon trim.  I just didn't feel like I needed it, given the pieced fabrics.

The skirts are essentially the same size, but I inverted the fabrics to make them look different.  PG (on the right) has a green strip above the striped, but you don't see it because of her shirt.

There are a few more details of PG's P-themed Party (pretzels!  pool!  pizza!  pineapple!  puzzles!  paint!) here.  See if you can spot me rockin' my new short haircut ... 

1 comment:

  1. I adore your new haircut! The skirts are cute, too:)

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