Friday, February 12, 2010

Puffing Up: A Valentine's Day Skirt

Yesterday my three children had Valentine's Day parties at their school.  They were invited to wear red, pink, or white clothing instead of their usual navy uniforms.

I don't buy them themed or holiday clothing, so we had to scramble a bit to find the right colors.  My middle daughter wore this triple-flounce (summer) skirt, which I had made for her a couple of years ago, using textile designer Anna Maria Horner's beautiful Bohemian collection.

What neither of us expected is that both teachers and parents at the school came up to her and asked whether her skirt was by such-and-such designer. 

When she said no, that her mum made her skirt, they were shocked.

And I must say, when I heard all this, I might have grown an inch or two taller. (Just for the rest of the day.)


materfamilias said...

That's a gorgeous, gorgeous skirt -- the fabrics! so beautifully juxtaposed!
And so you should stand taller, take pride in your skills. I've been trying to learn from my wee granddaughter to stand tall and clap for my accomplishments once in a while and I think you should definitely be doing so for this skirt -- well done!

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

I'm amazed by your creative skills, and not just with this skirt. I can't even sew. Have you ever made a garment for yourself?

Anonymous said...

I don't blame you for growing a bit taller all day.

That skirt is adorable :)

And to think they spotted it out...:)

Miss Cavendish said...

Thaks for your kind words, all. I have made a few things for myself, but did so when I was a teenager. I don't think I have the patience to make something "grown-up" now and obviously stuck to a simple design (but wild print) for my daughter's skirt.