Long time readers of my little blog may recall when I first announced Anna's birth I titled the post: "Introducing my future fashionista". A little tongue in cheek of course, but I was sort of referring to how I expected her to behave in her teenage years or at worst in her tween years. But it turns out that at the grand old age of 2 and a half, Anna has very firm ideas on what clothes she will wear each day. Like mother like daughter I guess, because she has a definite preference for skirts and dresses (with stockings) over sensible day care clothes like tracksuit pants and shorts!
She's gotten a little cranky with me lately because all of the sewing I've done has been for me, so I decided to whip out some simple and very quick elastic waist skirts for her. Seriously, what can be simpler or quicker than a piece of rectangle fabric with a seam at the back, a hem and an elastic waist? The hardest part was picking out the fabric, but once that was done it took about 30 minutes to sew these two up:
Happily she was very excited to see these two hanging in her cupboard and insisted on putting the blue skirt on straight away. But for a simple trip down to the supermarket this is the ensemble she insisted on wearing:
Not too bad right? Well, have a look at what she chose to wear with it:
She was the best dressed toddler in Coles that day! Look out Zsa Zsa Gabor!