Here is a pretty simple and simply pretty skirt that I whipped up a couple of months ago (okay, more than a couple of months ago--how about half a year ago!).
I LOVE making skirts (Elisa's closet can attest to that!) and I'll tell you why: They're easy. They're quick. They've got growing room. They require little fabric, which means they're cheap (my favorite part!) and of course, they're adorable (my other favorite part)!
There was nothin' to this skirt. 3 layers of slightly gathers lace which I found at Goodwill (for at most a couple of bucks) sewn onto a piece of white scrap fabric. Sewed it up, made a casing, and put in the elastic. Easy. I like that the lace hangs over the lining just a bit as to get that see-through, elegant look. I also like that the lace is a slight off-white and not a stark, blaring white--it matches a lot of her shirts! And I mentioned previously that I made it 6 months or so ago. Still fits! I love this skirt--kinda tempted to make myself one!
Okay, one last thing: The necklace. I know this blog focuses on mainly my sewing projects, but did you know I've been making jewelry since I was 12? Yeppers, and now I get to make jewelry for my little girl and that makes me very happy!
Chunky necklaces for little girls are the trend right now (I am obsessed with them so I hope it lasts for a long time!). And I can't figure out why the craft stores haven't jumped on this trend and start selling the big beads in store--duh you'd think?! So if I want to make Elisa a chunky necklace myself I have to order the beads online, which costs around $11/necklace (I am not interested in selling chunky necklaces so I don't want to buy in bulk which I'm sure would lower the cost per necklace significantly). But I was at Hobby Lobby (surprise surprise!) a couple of months ago strolling through the jewelry section and this GORGEOUS strand of semi-chunky beads caught my eye, the sparkle and beauty pulled me in and the half-off price got me! I bought some transparent ribbon (with a slight silvery tone to it) and pulled it through the beads with a knot in between each bead. Sounds easy enough--if the beads had bigger holes--but unfortunately, I spent most of my time fiddling around trying to get the beads to go through the ribbon, but, I think it turned out perfect!