Her new skirt

Thank you all so very much for your kind words on yesterday's post. On those days, when it seems much easier to just throw in the towel, it can be so reassuring to know that other mamas on this journey toward conscious parenting sometimes feel the same way. xo


So, you knew I'd have to share more pictures of the skirt from yesterday, didn't you? You might call it the "bad day skirt". Well, I'm hoping that she doesn't call it that.


It's simply two widths of fabric (from Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy line, which I've been hanging on to for about 2.5 years), each cut to 17" in length (she's getting so tall that I think I'll make it 20" next time). I have a serger, so I just serged the sides together and did a rolled hem (using this stuff, which makes rolled hems look so nice). Then I made a simple elastic casing for the waist, and ta-da! A new skirt in about 20 minutes.


We already saw one action shot yesterday, but what post about a spinny skirt would be complete without another?

bike shorts underneath make the spinning worry-free

These are so easy, and my girl is so satisfied with the results, that I'm hoping to crank out a few more for her for the summer. They're about perfect for the amount of sewing time I have these days, too!