I went to the fabric store and dug around in the SALE bin, to find fabrics that were less than $2 a yard.
I didn't notice that the price of cotton fabrics had gone up so much, but I guess they did. I found some florals and plaids, and a little red gingham. And a fun little cotton that looks like the ball and jacks I used to play with when I was a little girl. I wasn't sure all the colors and designs were going to match well together, but I'm pleased with the combinations that came out of the fabrics.
I made up these pants yesterday evening. They have an elastic waist, and a double ruffle at the bottom.
And I made the the little skirt this morning. The front of the skirt has a ruffled apron built into it, and the back is just plain with two ruffles on it.
They can be worn with the skirt over the pants, too, in case there's a slide to go down or swings to play on, keeping little legs protected. The pants are a capri length, they should be cute with sandals or tennis shoes.
Children's clothes are quick to sew. I need to make the little peasant shirt and the pinafore apron out of these fabrics also, to wear all together as an outfit.
But right now, I need to go over to the studio and cast some pewter.
I have orders to fill.