My girl had her birthday a couple days ago. So, of course in preparation I had to make her a couple things.
Up first in my mind I wanted to make her a play skirt with shorts attached.
I was looking around Jo-Anns when I spotted this darling soft, knit material. I knew she couldn't resist those cute animals. In fact, she found a scrap of it laying around and grabbed it and carried it around with her, even to soccer practice, afterwards declaring it her bookmark.
Always a good sign she'll like the project.
Well, I spent some time finding some good ideas for skirts + shorts on the web.
So I gathered a few up:
It's Always Autumn has a simple tutorial HERE.
Crafterhours shares her ideas Here.
Crafterhours also shares this Free full pattern via Craftsy Here.
Ultimately I decided to go with this simple tutorial via The Long Thread
I followed her ideas for the skirt, though I made it smaller. Her tutorial is for a size 6. I was shooting for size 4. I also used my already printed out Sunny Day Shorts pattern from Oliver + S. Since I wanted the shorts to be short I made them a size smaller and cut off some length before getting started.
Worked like a charm. I probably completed this project start to finish in 1 hour or less. Not bad for a 1/2 yard of fabric.
My daughter loves them! The skirt/shorts are super comfy and just darling on her.
The perfect skirt for picking flowers in!