Sunday, May 20, 2012

Emily's Black Band Recital Skirt


Emily [my 13 yr old grandaughter] had to have a black skirt/white shirt
for her band recital.  She had outgrown hers...so Maw came to the rescue.
 I made her this skirt from  my "sewing for children" book. It is the anja
skirt pattern. I have made it 3 times for her, as it really works well. 
http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6755312589615767449#editor/target=post;postID=2014544993587376617
I could not  just do plain ole black..So, I cheated and added the white/black
print fabric for the bottom tier of the skirt.

16 comments:

  1. Adorable skirt and beautiful grand daughter!

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    1. Thankyou Rachel.. She is a sweet girl..

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  3. It is lovely! I remember being in 8th grade and looking everywhere for a black dress for a concert. We finally found one, but it was so big that it still fits me today!

    Emily is lucky to have you sewing for her. :)

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    1. Thankyou... I too remember having to have a black skirt for a Christmas play ,our school was doing at the Mall.. Couldnt find one, and mine had to be pinned on.lol
      So..was very happy to make this for Emily.. And she is always so appreciative..

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  4. Good Morning Judy!

    Oh, she is just too precious! I can remember these days...all three of my sons played in the local school band...Joshua plays the clarinet and Samuel and Daniel play the baritone horn. Black pants and white shirts were their dress as well! It is so difficult to find dress clothing for children nowadays...Emily is so blessed to have you!

    The sun is shining here on the coast this morning and it is simply beautiful on the ocean!
    Hope you are having "sunny days"...I think of you often, my friend!

    With love,
    Laura

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    1. Thankyou Laura, Emily plays the saxophone.. She loves band. She had a black skirt from the year before, but it didnt work this year.. So..you know, Maw was so happy to make this for her..
      Isn't it sad that they don't make pretty dresses [rarely] for children anymore? If you see one, it is so indecent.. sad!!!

      We are having pretty weather too.. Getting really hot fast.. Our summers are normally really humid, so that is kinda bad. I bet the ocean is beautiful. Such a beautiful place to live. You are very blessed.
      Have a great day my friend.

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  5. that is so sharp! She looks so pleased, too. Well done, Maw!!

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    1. Thankyou Margo.. I think she was pretty happy with her new skirt.. So proud to have those sweet grandaughters to sew for.ha

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  6. A really cute skirt for a really cute girl!! She's so lucky to have a grandmother like you!!

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    1. Thankyou Debbie.. She is a very sweet grandaughter. I have 4 grandaughters. I love sewing for them.. so fun..

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  7. The skirts lovely you did a really nice job!

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  8. This skirt is cute. I can fit a "kid's skirt" haha. Can I borrow the pattern please? =)

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  9. Thankyou...[Oh, how I wish I could fit this pattern..toooo old and fat,hahahaha].
    The pattern is from a book 'Sewing Clothes Kids Love"
    It has some great patterns in it, and great instructions. I would be glad to trace this pattern for you..

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