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My sweet girls are definitely girly-girls.  Lately, they’ve wanted to wear skirts every day, and the weather is gorgeous… the only problem is that they have a few favorites that they’ve been wearing and re-wearing.  So, I picked up a pattern (Simplicity SewSimple #1968) and then raided my fabric stash to sew some new skirts for them.

Clara, my older daughter, is wearing the skirt I made according to the pattern.  Plain and simple in green and white seersucker.  Then, to the next five skirts I sewed, I added my own little embellishments.  I added a solid green band to the bottom of Macy Jane’s skirt.


I added large pockets to these skirts, using a vintage sheet for the pocket fabric.  It looks like the perfect skirt for hanging out the laundry to dry… so many clothes pins would fit in those pockets.


To Clara’s skirt, I added an apron and large, hot-pink rick-rack.  Macy Jane’s skirt got some flounce with triple ruffles.

Here’s to skirt-wearing on happy, sunny days!



4 Responses to “ONE SKIRT FIVE WAYS”

  • Brooke, your girls are ADORABLE! I’ve not seen a picture of Macy Jane since her hair has grown so much, how cute!!!! They are so cute!!!! I love the skirts, I just made some for Brooke that look very similar :)

  • Amie:

    Avery has been wanting nothing but skirts too!! I need to learn how to sew better!!!

    • Brooke:

      Amie, this pattern is CRAZY SIMPLE. Seriously. The pattern is just for a basic skirt, like the simple, un-embellished green seersucker one Clara has on in the pics. I added my own embellishments. It’s a great pattern to start with if you’re not really comfortable sewing though.

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