“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Skirt for Bella

I bought Isabella this unicorn shirt on clearance at Crazy 8 a few weeks ago.  I have been having a lot of trouble finding her dresses and skirts that are well made and cute and age appropriate.  I am going to miss the little kids sizes a lot!  I wander through the department stores here to find things made of cheap material that I don't want to pay for.  Or it is all way too scuzzy looking for her sweet self.  Anyway, I guess I will be trying to sew for her more often as a result, which is a good thing.

That being, when I brought home the shirt, I looked in my stash until I found some coordinates, then just pieced them together to make this simple tiered skirt.  It is long enough to fit for a while, and she likes it.  And I used up some smaller pieces from my stash.  I haven't been out fabric shopping a lot lately, so I am using the opportunity to really use up some stash stuff and do some projects I have yet to start but want to.

Currently I have a bliss quilt all pinned and ready to be quilted.  As well as the quilt from Amanda Jean's last quilt-a-long.  I bit the bullet and finished the top to that one.  I have no idea how so many things went wrong while putting it together.  But I will feel so relieved when I get that one bound and washed.  I was having trouble liking it due to my many mistakes, but Bella saw it and liked it, so she will probably use it. 


Marsha said...

Very cute outfit. I remember myself the inbetween sizes and not being able to find things both for myself when I was growing up and my own children. It is wonderful to have the gift of sewing and you definitely have it.

Jessica Christensen said...

Yeah, the clothing companies want them to grow up faster than we want them to. I like the skirt, very cute. I recognize that bottom layer from your ORB quilt. (I really need to get that one bound.) :/

Grandma Goo said...

I almost bought that shirt for Bella for Christmas! The horse and all, was fitting for her! Cute skirt! Tea has a cute new group on line, take a look, love mom

Christy B said...

I cant wait to see the bloss quilt--that stuff is addicting.
Enjoyed your blog.