Monday, April 30, 2012

The Twirly Skirt

On a recent shopping trip to a local quilt shop, my five year old fell in love with an owl/bird print fabric.  If you know me, you know I love owls too, but I just wasn't feeling the fabric.  It seemed too busy and it was on a white background.  But Claire begged me and begged me to buy it and make her a skirt from it so I relented.  

Looking through my skirt patterns, I couldn't find anything that wanted.  So I decided to make up my own.  Thus the owl twirly skirt was born.  Here's what I came up with:

Claire loved the skirt instantly especially the ric rac trim around the top layer of the skirt.  She was so excited to wear it to school the next day.  While she was in bed, I made her an owl tee to coordinate.  This adorable owl is from Applique Cafe.  I've had the design for quite a long time, but this was the first time that I've ever used it. I love the way it came out!

Lucky for me , Miss Claire wasn't too excited about her owl shirt.  She had other plans in mind, which included wearing a purple and red penguin shirt that completely didn't match.  I finally convinced her to put it on and wear it to school.  As you can tell, she wasn't too happy about it and let me know her day would be ruined. you think I have a drama queen on my hands?  

The good news is that within minutes of being at school, she had several compliments on her outfit, so the day was saved!

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  1. How do you make this ADORABLE skirt? Can you post a tutorial?

    1. I can certainly put it on my to-do list!

  2. That picture of Claire (and your story) made me laugh out loud when I saw it on first facebook, and I'm still chuckling about it! :) Reminds me a lot of my son... I never know what kind of reaction I'm going to get.
    Skirt, shirt and grumpy girl are all adorable!!

    1. Thanks, Janay! Some days I think that Claire exists to give people reasons to laugh out loud...usually at my expense. ;)