Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Skirt for My Valentine

Allison (my five year old) had her first school Valentine's Day party today. I always loved Valentine exchanges, in school and later at work, so I was as excited as she was! I let her choose her own valentines, and offered to help her make some handmade ones, but she chose the little cardboard Princess Tiana cards with a pencil attached. I can't blame her, I always loved those little cards. I try to limit licensed characters for the girls, but the Disney princesses seem to have somehow become exempt from that goal.

I'm a big fan of dressing for holidays- not dressing up necessarily, just in keeping with the theme of the day. I always wore pink or red on Valentine's Day, green on Saint Patrick's Day, pastels on Easter... So now, while they're still young enough to wear what I want them to wear, my girls dress for holidays too!

I made the Easy Peasy Skirt that comes with the ModKid Nina pattern. I really need to make that shirt, I love it, just haven't found the "just right" fabric yet.

So here is Allison's Valentine skirt. It really is easy peasy and I made it in about 15 minutes.

Unfortunately I could not get a picture of it on her because she would not stop spinning and twirling. Did you know that Valentine's Day in preschool now involves a LARGE quantity of candy? When I was a kid I remember a stack of little cards and envelopes- Apparently that has evolved into a massive pile of cookies, lollipops and m&m's... Hence, the spinning and twirling. As I write this she is tossing and turning in bed, wide awake.

Did you make something special for Valentine's Day? I'd love to see it!


  1. K had her preschool party today too. I sent her to school with the brownies we baked together and valentines cards and candy. When did every holiday start involving candy exchange?

  2. I love it! I would totally wear it!

  3. What a darling skirt! I so wish I could sew. I have told everyone that this is the year I am taking sewing classes and getting a sewing machine (if I can get my family to buy me one for my b-day). I love the fabric you picked!

  4. What an adorable little skirt! I love the fabric you chose too -- very, very cute!


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