I had been wanting to make Felicity some skirts that she could wear this spring with tights and sweaters, and then into the summer with just T shirts. The Lazy Days Skirt is the perfect fit. I had to contain myself and not whip her up an entire wardrobe of skirts that night.
The print is actually called "Poppies." But Felicity says apple, so it's her apple skirt.
And this is her hedgehog skirt. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric. In fact it might be my 2nd favorite fabric ever. My favorite fabric ever was used to make these pants for Kian. I paid way too much for it though, in my opinion. I'm a thrifty fabric junky. BUT, I've never regretted that purchase as I keep using the smallest scraps for little things like this.
Felicity loves when I make her clothes. Or anything really. But she loves clothes and I've just started dabbling in the sewing of clothes. She loved these skirts so much that I used them as nap incentives. I haven't been getting naps out of her for a while. I don't mind that, but I'd like her to have quiet time in her room every afternoon. She had been making lots of noise during quiet time, which kept all potential nappers awake. I told her that if she was loud, I'd come take the skirt right off her. She was loud, I followed through, and she was VERY upset to have lost the privilege to wear her mama made skirt. So, she quieted down to try to earn her skirt back, and ended up taking a nap! Let's just say I was very happy to give her the skirt back once she woke and this technique has been used just a few times since.
Linking these to a sewing bee found here.