Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
For a Relief Society project, we made these cutes little skirts. They’re so easy and so fun – you get the pay off of a cute skirt relatively quickly.
Step 1: Measure your little girl’s waist and cut waist band that length.
Step 2: Cut out the skirt material (in my pictures, the green fabric). For the length of your fabric, double the size of you girl’s waist. For the width, measure from her waist to the top of her knee.
Step 3: Cut out the trim and waistband (the yellow fabric). Again, for the length double the size of your girl’s waist. You will cut out two strips 2-4 inches wide depending on how much trim you want. For the skirt Lily is wearing, I cut out two strips 2 inches wide.
Step 4: Sew the smaller strips onto the top and bottom of your wider fabric (yellow onto the green) right sides together and then iron open
Step 5: fold one yellow strip down half way and iron – this will become the casing for the waist band (as pictured). Fold the remaining yellow strip down ¼ an inch an iron – this will be the bottom of the skirt. Sew along the edge closest to the inside that you just folded down.
Step 6: String waist band through the top of the skirt
Step 7: Turn the skirt inside out so rights sides are together and sew the open edges.
Ta da! Actually, when I tried writing down all the steps it made it seem complicated – probably just one look at the picture is better then trying to figure out all those steps.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Here is my present to Jon - our wedding video. I know it looks like its featuring Jon and Ginger...but thats just the picture it chose by default. :)
Jon and I had a conversation today that went something like this:
Lauren: Hey, could you put these clothes on Lily?
Jon: What? That old lady shirt?
Lauren: No, that cute trendy shirt.
Jon: Oh. Sometimes I get the two confused.
Sigh, fashion sense Jon – come on! (This picture wasn't the actual clothes, but I wish it was)