Thursday, 3 January 2013

The 'Paige' Skirt

As a new Army wife, I have made a lot of Army wife friends. I have really enjoyed getting to know them and have became really good lifelong friends with a few of them. One in particular I see daily and not only do we have a fantastic friendship, our 6 children (she has 3 too) are also wonderful friends. However, I don't think I was ever prepared to watch my friend say goodbye to her husband for 6 months as he deployed to Afghanistan. 

Anyways, I remember when the school holidays started, my friend said to me that her daughter (7) needed some new clothes as she seems to have grown so much since last summer. With her not having hubby around, I thought it would be nice to make her girls some clothes, I know that I dread taking 3 kids to the shops on the best of days by myself! The first thing I made was a skirt for her 7 year old. I had some beautiful Japanese Cotton material with some cute little pandas on it and I knew that she would love it. I whipped up the skirt and forgot to photograph it to show you all...oopsy! But, my friend sent me a text/pic message the other day with her wearing it and a message saying that she had picked out her daughters clothes for the day but she put the bottoms back and put her skirt on. I think that was the third day in a row that she had worn it so I think she likes it :) Here's the blurry iPhone pic...

Tonight I decided to make her 6 year old sister a skirt as well. My plan is to make them a skirt each and a pair of shorts each. Her other daughter is 1 and has a lot of Chelsea's outgrown clothes so I won't make her any at this stage. 

For the second skirt, I found this material in my stash. I bought it a long time ago from Spotlight. The little white petals are a slightly raised puffy paint. Its gorgeous...

and I teamed it up with this lace that I bought for 50c from Vinnie's today.

I made a basic skirt with an elastic waist, not just for her ease and comfort but also because they are quick and easy to make :) 
This is how it turned out and I now call it my 'Paige' skirt. Any guesses as to what my friends 6 year old's name is??

I'm sure she will love it. Now to get onto their shorts. I can't believe that I had my sewing machine pack away for almost a year, my passion is ignited once again!!! I have so many exciting projects running around in my head that I'm looking forward to getting stuck into.

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous Vicky. Sounds like you are having fun... enjoy. The girls will get some fabulous stuff and your friend will be grateful too.