Happy Sunday! Last week I went fabric shopping for the first time in months. I came across this gorgeous fabric by Alexander Henry:
I was lucky enough to find it NOT on sale. (Why it is lucky to find something at regular price? Fabric stores tend to mark their items at around 30% off, and then publish coupons for 40% or 50% off that you can only use on regular priced items. For example, it’s currently on sale at Joann for $10.99/yd (less than 16% off), but with my 40% off coupon, I was able to snag it at $7.79/yd.)
When I got home, I knew I wanted to make this print into a maxi skirt (for me!) but then I remembered that I had only bought 1.25 yards of fabric of each of the 6 prints I had picked out. (When I spend forever and a day waiting at the cutting counter, I tend to do the math in my head and get scared to blow my entire budget just on fabrics, so sometimes I don’t buy enough, especially on designer prints. Blah!)
I still attempted to make myself a maxi skirt, but my hips protested. They insisted that I needed at least another
half quarter yard to make it a maxi skirt and not an elongated pencil skirt!
No problem! I cut off a few inches of elastic at the waistband and trimmed some inches off of the length, and voila! A perfect “Zikat” maxi skirt for my mini-me in a cast.
Not only does she rock this look out, she balances extremely well on one foot so that mommy can get a good pic!
She wanted the same Katniss braid I had done for her when we saw The Hunger Games a couple of weeks ago. Love it!
And, here we are together. (Excuse the grip I had on her arm, her leg was getting tired from standing so long and she thought she might fall!) Of course, I had on ZERO accessories. Isn’t there a saying about the cobbler’s son going barefoot? In my case the cobbler is barefoot.
So what do you think about my daughter’s $8 fashion statement?? Tell me in the comments!
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This is so precious! She is rocking it!