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summer skirts

Wondering what to sew when you want to make something at 11:30 at night?  Why skirts of course!  They didn’t take long, but I did have to add some length to Emily’s skirt in the morning, I ended up just taking a guess on the length and was a bit off.  It could have passed because they mostly wear shorts or leggings under skirts, but I actually love the way the band at the bottom looks.

I went a little hog wild this week and bought a ton of cute seersucker and madras plaid.  Love those two fabrics for summer clothes.  Natalie’s skirt is a seersucker and Emily’s is madras.  You’ll be seeing more madras in the next week or so because I just couldn’t help myself for $2.00 yard!

These skirts and Emily’s top were all I could eek out this week for the Kids Clothes Week Challenge.  How about you? Did you sew up kids clothes like a storm?

Here’s some awesome skirt tutorials if you haven’t already checked them out:
ps. having your little sister run around like a crazy kid helps when you’re feeling grumpy

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19 Responses to summer skirts

  1. Tammy 05.14.2011 at 9:59 am #

    Very cute! I love seersucker too!

    When I was little, my younger sister running around like crazy would have just further annoyed me if I were in a bad mood. LOL

  2. Chrissy 05.14.2011 at 10:32 am #

    I love the plaid skirts…and your girls are precious. :)

  3. Angela 05.14.2011 at 10:53 am #

    Very cute! I really like Madras skirts… did you find the material online or in real life? I’d like to find it too.

  4. Jeannie 05.14.2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Oh how cute are those, including the girls!!!

  5. Mary on Lake Pulaski 05.14.2011 at 2:45 pm #

    Love the skirts of course, but you choose the best fabric Anna!

  6. Emily 05.14.2011 at 6:50 pm #

    These are such fun skirts! I love the contrasting hem. Great pictures!!

  7. Rachel Hauser 05.14.2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Oh, she’s trying real hard to keep the grumpy. Not a chance, girlie =) And I LOVE the madras. Keep em coming!

  8. Cindy 05.14.2011 at 9:13 pm #

    These are adorable and so cute on your little ones!! The hem looks great!! Definitely summer fabrics!:)

  9. Lula 05.14.2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Beautiful girls, skirts and pictures 😀
    Nice blog!!!

    Lula from Mexico 😀

  10. Madison 05.15.2011 at 12:31 am #

    I read this post when I woke up this morning and it inspired me to sew four skirts for my nieces. It started with just one, but the Hickety Pickety No Hem skirt was so incredibly quick and easy that I whipped up a few more. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial!

    P.S. That pollen on the ground sure reminds me of home. I’ve lived in Florida for 3 years but that pollen is reminiscent of this time of year back in St. Louis. :)

  11. emedoodle 05.15.2011 at 1:12 am #

    lovely!! i need to go sew one now!

  12. sewtakeahike 05.15.2011 at 9:15 am #

    the skirts (and your girls!) are adorable Anna! I love your happy happy photos! I wouldn’t have been able to tell at all that she was grumpy. :)

  13. Donna 05.15.2011 at 8:31 pm #

    sew cute! I posted my gathered clutch on my blog! I’d love it if you checked it out!

  14. 05.16.2011 at 7:12 am #

    Very sweet! I love both fabrics- I usually make a wide band at the end of my girl’s skirts too- just because I like how it looks :)

  15. Vicky 05.16.2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Such sweet photos of your girls.
    Lovely skirts even if you were a little crazy to sew them at 11.30pm.

  16. Poppyprint 05.16.2011 at 2:19 pm #


  17. Anna 05.16.2011 at 9:36 pm #

    hey angela~ I had gotten the madras at my local hancock fabrics (we don’t have a joanns around here, but it’s pretty similar)

  18. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 05.17.2011 at 2:32 am #

    The skirts are so sweet, Anna. The girls are adorable, too :)

  19. Leslie 05.18.2011 at 10:46 am #

    these are so adorable!!! you do such a beautiful job with the clothing

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