this fabric is Summerville -Scandi (Orange Zest )
Some details -
1. For the waistband, I cut two pieces 4.5" long x 22" wide (selvedge to selvedge, cut in half).
2. For the skirt, I cut 2 pieces, 15" long x 44" wide (selvedge to selvedge). I gathered the skirt and then sewed it to the top, dividing it into 1/8ths first, using pins as my guides to keep my gathers even.
3. For a secure fit, I finished the waistband with a 1/2" elastic inside a 3/4" casing. Then I added 4 rows of shirring, spaced 1/2" apart.
After I sew something for my girls, we always have a special date together to photograph them in it.
It gives me the opportunity to practice the technical side of photography, in a controlled setting. I still have such so much to learn. Photography is such a beautiful artform and I want to get better at it.
Most of the time, in the busyness of the day, I forget to pick up the camera (outside of Instagram, which is so convenient). So, I treasure these portraits of my kids.
The girls feel so special not only wearing a new skirt or dress, but being photographed in it. They love to dictate the specifics of our little photoshoot. Take a picture of me here, Mom.
This year, I'd like to take more photos of our everyday. But I know I'll always be thankful for these photos of my kids wearing the things I've made for them. In this case, Indigo said the skirt made her feel like a ballerina! I'm glad she approves. :)