Lazy Days

My daughter is starting preschool in a month and informed me that she *only* wants to wear skirts when she goes to class. Okay…I haven’t had the heart to tell her that most of the time it will be during the freezing Chicago winter. But I figure for Fall and Spring, skirts will be a good option.

I went back to probably the easiest pattern, the Oliver + S Lazy Days skirt. I had first made this skirt a few months ago. Less than 3/4 a yard of fabric, a bit of elastic, and an hours time and you have a comfortable, playable, and adorable piece of clothing that doesn’t cost much.

I really had to buy the Halloween fabric after I saw it in use during the Ice Cream Dress Sew Along. It’s from Alexander Henry’s The Ghastlies line. The fabric on the right is one of my new favorites by Erin McMorris – Weekends. The little bikes on the bottom trim are too cute.

My daughter approves!



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    Cathy A

    August 6, 2010

    Adorable skirts! I only have sons, but I think it’s so fun when little girls only want to wear dresses. How smart they are–skirts and dresses really are more fun to wear.
    I love the Ghastlies, too!

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    Frugal Texas Gal

    August 6, 2010

    Just found your blog recently and love it-have got to make those lmeon squares. Love the skirt, especially the pink fabric on the top. NOw, if I only had a little girl, LOL

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    August 6, 2010

    Yay! I love it! I just finished one for Brynna to take on vacation! I need to get on the ball and post some pictures.

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    August 7, 2010

    I also had to order the ghastly fabric after the ICS, and I love the bike fabrics. Your skirts looks so cute and fun.

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    August 8, 2010

    Adorable! I still need to make one. I’m still on the kaftan, lol! I haven’t had enough time lately. I need the weather to get less nice (which happens tomorrow)!

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    August 8, 2010

    Put a pair of fitted black pants (what are those called?) under the skirt and she can wear them all year long. Adorable. Wish I had little girls to make skirts for–boys are so much harder when it comes to the homemade stuff.

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    Natalie V2

    August 10, 2010

    So sweet, and it makes me so sentimental: My preschool daughter wore very similar skirts almost everyday for preschool… now she is about to start kindergarten. I am inspired to freshen her wardrobe with some pretty, and fun, new skirts.
    Yes, what *K* says… Maria wore leggings, or shorts, so playtime and cold days were no obstacle to play.

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    Linda D.

    August 10, 2010


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    August 11, 2010

    Eliza is all skirts nowadays and saw these skirts and asked me if I could make her one. Guess I’m going to have to figure out how to sew. Do you have a 1-800 help line?!? 🙂

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      August 11, 2010

      Susan if anyone can figure it out, it’s you! I have no doubts.

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    August 18, 2010

    I love the ghastlies skirt it is so cute. I may have to get some too.

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    August 24, 2010

    She will be fine! There are girls in Norway who wear skirts all winter, and, sigh, I believe mine will too. Just bundle enough wool tights on her — and get a highquality snowsuit like we do here.


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