My little Elli (who is 7 years old and just started 2nd grade today…..ack!) is a skirt fanatic. Well, a dress fanatic too. I know, I’ve told you that here about a trillion times, so no surprise. But while we were out school clothes shopping a few weeks ago, she would pick up a skirt that she wanted to buy, and I would almost choke while looking at the price tag. Yeah, $15 for a really simple knit or cotton skirt makes me choke. And that was the price of the cheaper skirts we would see……because some were even closer to $30. Come on, that’s crazy for a 7 year old who has bean sprout legs and will most likely outgrow the skirt in 6 months! So, even though there’s a new baby at home and sometimes just buying things (even though I can make it) makes more sense, I just couldn’t buy any of the skirts she picked out. I bought her shirts, jeans (but she’d only agree on one pair of those…haha!), leggings, shoes, etc. But the skirts……I told her to hang those back up because I could whip up several of those in no time.
And by “no time”, I mean 8 minutes……because yep, I timed it. But I rounded up and call this the 10-Minute Skirt!
And now this girl has 4 new skirts for school, that took me 40 minutes to make! (Well, more like 32 minutes…..but who’s counting?! Ha.)