Recently I found this tutorial for sewing up a child's skirt. This will take you less than an hour. Believe me. Unless, maybe, you've never sewn before. Just browse the directions and you will see what I mean.
So of course I had to make one for Ella for school. One less piece of clothing that needs to be purchased for the school year! I found this great fall fabric at my local quilt store Quiltplay, during the owner's 23% off birthday sale. It is by Moda from the 3 Sister's Peace on Earth Collection.
The tutorial calls for a ribbon border, but I used a strip of fabric folded in half lengthwise and sewn onto the hem. Not sure the origins of the fabric used for the trim.
When I found the accent fabric, I knew it was perfect. It took me a while, but as usual I don't stop looking until I find it. And I KNOW when I've found it. I'm so happy with this, I am planning to make another. And maybe another.
The only problem is that I overestimated the amount of fabric I need and now have somewhere less than a half yard left. My first thought is to make a headband to match. Any other accessorizing ideas?