The Lazy Days Skirt – Easy dressmaking for kids

I am a wannabe crafty person. Most of the time, I’m not because I’m tired after work, and I don’t invest the time in it. Too much IPhone/iPad time. 

My sister gave me her sewing machine a few years ago. It’s not a great one or a brand that you can still buy but, it still works and is fine for my odd projects. It did her well, until she purchased a Janome. 

Yesterday, my daughter told me that she wanted to wear a twirly dress, after she had rejected my lovely choices. This made me think about the material that I had bought but not used, and Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt. Oliver + S are an American pattern company, who have put this free, easy pattern together. You can downloaded it from here

I set to work on this project after my daughter had gone to bed, and it took me just over 2 hours to complete. 

What makes this easy, is that there is no pattern to cut out and pin. You use the whole width of the material, and pull it in with the elastic. 

Then you get this for your efforts……Ta Dah!!!!

It’s not perfect, but I’m pretty pleased with my Saturday evening effort. 


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