Following on from this post my older daughter's anti-trousers policy has deepened. Like all good management I am trying to avoid dispute. Instead, my new position is pro-skirt. It is below freezing but knock yourself out, I say.
But, we did not have any skirts that fitted her. I then remembered that my aunt Sue had found me an old clothkits skirt kit in a car boot fair.
It looks circa 1985 to me.
I never wore these when I was little but remember them well. I have made a doll and bought a few lovely bits since they relaunched.
These apple-cheeked daughters of the revolution sewed up into a skirt in no time. It was essentially a long strip joined at the back, then hemmed, and two channels for the elastic sewn. I really am no dressmaker so the simplicity came as a relief.
With the offcuts I made a little doll/sash/pendant. This was just two dolls cut out from the fabric sandwiched around a layer of quilting then sewn together with a tight zig zag stitch.
She liked it. And I love it, in all its '80s primary coloured glory.