The day Emma was born, the delivery room nurse said, "This is the best gift you'll ever give your older daughter", and how right she is. I know my own sister is one of my greatest treasurers!
It rained today, so that meant staying inside. Holly decided it would be a good day to start her sewing project for 4-H. She bought some material with jelly beans on it last spring, with the intention of making pajama pants. Holly's been reading through the project book and decided maybe this year we should start with the skirt. But, she seems to be over the jelly bean thing, so I suggested that she make a "practice" skirt for Emma out of the material! (This was also a great way to force us into making a second skirt, since she'll have to model her piece on judging day. She can't model Emma's skirt, so we can't slack off now!)
Emma was the most obliging fashion model you'll ever meet. It was "take your jeans off", then "put your jeans back on, it'll be a while", then "take them off again and try on the skirt--watch out for the pins!", then, "okay, take it off again"...
Holly had a lot of fun measuring her and making the skirt for her! She was so proud of how well it fit and how much Emma liked it!
Holly did a great job for her first try! She remembered a lot of the things we learned at the sewing clinic last February. She is thinking of using something black and white for a more "classic" type skirt, to be worn with a black sweater and black sandals.