om and the two oldest boys were out of town this week, so I gave the littlest children a light school week (the older ones do work independently) and I used a little of this.....
and a little of this......
to make this
The skirt is reversible! Such fun! Here it is, reversed...
I used Sabra's idea here.... with some modifications. I made my skirt longer and I lined it because calico is a little see-through in direct sunlight. Basically this is a really big skirt... the top is sewn together through the bias tape binding far enough that the skirt can still be pulled on, then wrapped and tied.
You can then untie, open the skirt, twist it 180 and retie for a reversed skirt! So clever, Sabra! Thanks! (and thanks Cinnamon, for cluing me in to this idea!)
I'm really looking forward to warmer weather so I can wear this with some cute flats and a T. Love!
The other tunic top is the "Amelia Shirt Pattern." It is super-easy and can be found here. It is a PDF pattern.
Also Abbie cut out another tiered skirt like this one found here. Hopefully she'll be able to get it sewn up today.
In the "flop" category, I worked on these pj's... really cute pattern and Cindy Taylor has the *best* directions! However, the size I chose ended up being *way* too big! Not like, "comfy big," more like "swimming in it big." Bummer.
Next up: I want to design/make a bag for my camera, a few lenses, and room for cell phone, billfold, etc. I have a few trips coming up this spring and I'd love to have a cute/practical way to carry those things. I am using this as a possible idea. (*WAY* out of my price range!) or perhaps a backpack like this one with divided areas for the above-mentioned things. Anybody have any ideas? I'd love to hear them!
We are getting a tremendous amount of snow today... so once I'm done with lesson planning and other necessary work, I am looking forward to some more working-in-the-warm-house creativity! (I would go out sledding with the boys~ which I love, but I had a little bicycling "incident" yesterday, so I am nursing a bunch of bruises and scrapes....)
Had to bring this little guy in to rescue him from the First Day of Spring blizzard here...
One more good sledding day will be fun for the boys and the snow can't last long this time of year, right?
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!