Poor thing! We'll have moments where we think she's on the mend but then her fever will come back. So, needless to say, I've been at home a lot the last couple of days. That's the bad news.
The good news is that I've been home a lot the last couple of days! And, because of it, I've had some sewing successes. Want to see?
(you can click on the photos to see them bigger)
I made Maxi skirts for all three girls. (Bug had to model Jet's pink skirt because Jet just wasn't up to it)
It all started when I took the girls shopping for fabric over President's day weekend. I let them pick out some fabric. The fabric got washed but then quickly shelved into the "to-do someday" section of my craft piles. With the recent down time though, it was perfect timing to pull out the fabric and get to work.
Have you made a yoga-band maxi before? Holy moly - they are easy!!! Each skirt took me about an hour, maybe less.
I'm sorry to say I started to take pictures of the process with the intent of doing a tutorial but got too wrapped up in the sewing and forgot to take more. The good news is that there are a ton of tutorials in blogland on this very subject. Some better than others, of course, but they are there. Or, just search pinterest for "DIY Maxi skirt" and you'll get a lot of results.
Bug's skirt is above. She just wanted a solid color and choose a turquoise blue. She has this lace vest that she loves and wanted a skirt that would go with it. I think it's funny how my tween's are getting into the fashion thing. Ugh!
I think Jet's is my favorite though. She picked this pink stripe but it had polka-dots on the back. If I was a better seamstress I would have made it reversible. But I'm not that good.
Instead, I made it so the yoga-band was the polk-dot and the skirt was the stripe. I love the contrast. They have this fabric in blue and white and also in black and white. I'm thinking I may need to buy more and make another one.
Anyway, all three skirts were quick and easy to make. The girls love them because they are stylish and comfortable and I love them because they were pretty simple and in-expensive to make. Just some knit fabric, thread and some time!