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 I've sewn a bit of extra material to the bottom of Rose's skirts so that they'll be longer and useable next year.  The skirt Rose is wearing has a bit of flowered material I bought at Wal-Mart, and the other skirt in the picture is obviously updated with a bit of extra material I had left over from making little valances in the kitchen.  I will also later make the denim skirts that are available locally PRESENTABLE with a bit of material at the bottom.  Sorry, folks, but the girl will NOT be sporting the "Denim Uhura" look next year.  The skirts are actually a bit long for her right now, but I've done them up with *next* year in mind.

"The Sound of Music" look.  Hung in kitchen for demonstration purposes only.  D was afraid he'd have to deal with "dippy" decor.


  1. lol @ the dippy decor comment. Too funny. The little lady is quite the cutie! Great job on the skirts!

  2. That is ADORABLE! And so smart! I wouldn't even have known you sewed something different on if you hadn't said something - they look terrific!

    I should do this for my daughter - she's skinny and 9 feet tall, so skirts that are long enough fall down.

    Also - "Denim Uhura" might be the funniest thing I've read all day. Mrs. C. For The Win!

  3. You are so good! I really want to learn to sew. I'm thinking of getting a used machine so Miss Moppet and I can learn together. I wonder if I'm too old to start now...

  4. I was thinking of doing this to some of Beverly's pants. When I was in Junior high, a lot of kids added material to the bottom of their jeans. (Oh, and we slit them up the side and added a triangle to make the leg wider too. We were loverly!) Beverly is still under 50 pounds but she is getting taller and taller. I am having trouble finding a lot of size 7 Slims.

  5. Your daughter is so adorable I forgot I was suppossed to be looking at the skits ~ but they're adorable too. ☺

  6. What is good enough for Maria von Trapp is good enough for me! You are very talented and clever Mrs. C.

  7. Very nice. She seems very happy with the new outfit!

  8. This is an excellent idea! I will definately be doing this with my girls!

  9. You are one clever tart! And the skirts look lovely.

  10. I have been sewing a lot lately too! After losing weight I have all these clothes I can't wear. I broke out my sewing machine and just made them all smaller. It's like Christmas again having all these clothes to wear. :D Good idea with the skirt though. I'm gonna have to do that also.


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