I never celebrated Halloween growing up. My kids have never celebrated Halloween either and I hope they don't celebrate it when they are grown and out on their own. BUT, every year, in all the stores, it never fails; all the costumes, headstones, witches and creepy stuff come out of hiding and litter the shelves. Every year without fail the kids start asking why other kids celebrate a holiday that is so bad and 'not good'. This year was a little different. Evan Grace said she didn't like Halloween but she would still like to wear a Fairy skirt (she had just spied one on the clothing racks.) I told her I thought I could probably make her one that she could wear whenever she liked.
So this is what I came up with. It's suppose to be way way way shorter but when I asked Evan Grace what she wanted she said and I quote, "I want it long, long, longer." So hopefully this it was 'long, long, longer' looks like. Isaac and Ev watched the entire process from start to finish, from. start. to. finish!!!! and yes Isaac did ask if he could wear it!
I measured and cut a strip of elastic, sewed the ends together, cut the tulle in 40 inch strips and started double knotting them on the elastic. I think it worked pretty well. You can see a pink flower at the bottom of the skirt, I had some cute flower buttons that I knotted on one of the strips of tulle. I have a few more different colored ones I hope to add on later. The only trouble I see with the Fairy skirt is the length. The longer she wore it the more tangled the fabric got within it's self. I may have to shorten it after all.
Oh, since her birthday is on the 12th of this month, she's now calling it her Birthday Skirt. :)