and of course my brain waited until fairly late in the evening to give me the most brilliant idea ever. do you remember this big fat failure of a dress that looked more like a nightgown than anything else?
i realized that i could take all that snoopy fabric i'd used on the skirt and turn it into...well, pretty much anything else. and so knowing that she had to wear her class t-shirt from the jogathon for the outing, i thought that i would make her a skirt. but because that material is woven cotton instead of comfy, stretchy knit, i decided to try a pattern i've been holding onto for awhile that would be perfect.
using my fabulous cutting tools that i've also been hoarding in their packages, just waiting for the right moment, i sliced that skirt right off and hacked it into the pattern pieces needed for the skirt.
because i have piles and piles of fabric that's also been waiting around to be noticed, i had exactly what i needed for my little project. it actually didn't take very long to sew this up, although with the measurements actually created with stretchy knit in mind, i was a little concerned about the size of the finished skirt. so i picked up those scissors again, sliced off a good-sized chunk off the top, attached the waistband, and voila:
then because i'm a glutton for punishment and couldn't seem to stop myself, i decided it was also a great idea to use up the rest of that fabric, try my hand at colorblocking, and whip out a matching backpack.
and...IT FITS! yay!!
so awesome. ha!