7.01.2009

Ruffle Skirt

I remember the first 4th of July after my oldest was born...

I remember it, not because of some grand memory, but because I made a ghastly mistake: I didn't dress her in patriotic garb. It was during our town's annual parade that I began noticing all of the other children. All around me little ones were proudly displaying our nation's colors; whether it be with a simple t-shirt or a pretty summer dress - each child was wearing red, white, and blue!

What was wrong with me?! How could I have forgotten? I had completely forsaken one of the cardinal rules of child-rearing (i.e. one must dress their child in garments that coordinate with the current holiday)! 

"Never again," I vowed to myself. Never again.

This year when I realized that the 4th was quickly approaching, I took action to fulfill that vow I'd made years earlier... And made a sweet red ruffly skirt.




Quick to assemble and adorable to look at - I'll say what I've said time and time again: I want one for ME!

p.s. Blue will be incorporated through hair ribbons on those cute pigtails!

22 comments:

Jenny said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Kennedy and I both want one of these!!!!!!

Allie said...

Very cute!!

Tom and Cindy said...

Cute, Cute, Cute ! ! ! !
How adorable. I have been missing reading your blog daily (Dad w/ cancer). I will be reading more again.
Thanks for sharing
cindy

Kelly said...

Cute! Perfect for the 4th!

My oldest was born on the
4th of July which results in the best birthday bash and everyone knows they better show up in red, white & blue!

Laura said...

I JUST purchased fabric to make my little girls (6 and 1) a 4th of July skirt as well. I am so glad you posted this. I will borrow this idea as well :) I wondered if you simply surged the edges of the ruffle or how did you do that?

SUPER CUTE!

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Jennifer said...

I want one for me too! Well, I already have red fabric that was destined to become a superman cape....I wonder if anyone would notice if it turned into a red skirt for my daughter instead? Would you consider a quick tutorial? Can't tell if you finished the edges of the ruffle or not. Super cute!

Joey and Bobbi Kenow said...

so cute!!

The Ballstaedts said...

Those so cute, and an easy way to change up the simple little skirt.

Cari said...

A-DOR-A-BLE!! Tutorial to follow? Pretty please!

Audrey said...

I love how pretty simple can be--good job!

CJ said...

SWEET!! I'm guessing that your mother didn't tell you the cardinal rule, so glad that you caught on though and don't have to live with the shame. ;)

Carrie said...

I'm not sure what's cuter...the skirt or the pigtails...love them both!

Sara said...

oh, I love it!!!
I have to say ... I have a similar one in grown-up size from Ann Taylor Loft. Except, mine is black. Now I wish it were red. :o)

kiddlebug said...

Super cute! I'd love to know how you made the ruffle. (hint hint)

Autumn said...

So adorable! I love the ruffle. She looks so grown up:)

Katherine and David said...

Pattern! Pattern!

Andrea said...

You are going to make a tutorial, right??!!!! I have made my girls skirts using your previous skirt tut. I love easy it was to make and how great they look!

michelle said...

Thanks for the reminder!

Macy and Lucy said...

Ruffles rock!!

plaidjenn@yahoo.com said...

I'd love to see a tutorial, too! I love the ruffle. My daughter (age 2 1/2) has two pairs of the same flip flops that your daughter has! A girl has to have the right shoes to wear with such a cute skirt....

Jenn

Suzanne in TX said...

I love it! Would it be OK for a 55 y/o to wear????

Audrey said...

I knew that cute skirt that I saw G in the other day would show up here. Great job!