Saturday, April 22, 2006

Tiered Skirts and Trifles

It is so hard to find modest clothing that is appropriate for a 10-year-old girl. Most ready-to-wear dresses are either very immodest, or the style is just not suitable for a young girl. Although I don't like following the fashion trends of the world, I am glad to see the feminine and flowing skirts that are so popular today. I can't quite see myself wearing a "Bohemian" tiered skirt, but I do think I want to make one for Ellen. I've been planning this for a few months now, and really, I need to quit thinking about it and just do it.

A few days ago, in my inbox I received Londa's Sewing Newsletter and in it was a free pattern for making a tiered skirt in any size with any number of tiers. You don't even need a pattern... just do the math calculations and cut out the pieces. Londa even gives a handy little chart to help determine the measurements for the tiers.

On another note, yesterday I made a yum-delicious strawberry trifle dessert in the new bowl that Jessica and Justin gave me for my birthday. It came out so pretty that I just had to take a picture!

happy day,


  1. I have an 11 yo daughter and we have such a time finding modest clothing. Thanks for the information on the tiered skirts. She has a couple of these and really likes them.

  2. My daughter loves the tiered skirts also. I'll have to give it a try. I saw this fabric at Wal Mart that has elastic on one end and it's hemmed on the other. So all you have to do is cut your yardage and set it up. Have you seen that? That's what my sewing capabilities consist of. LOL That's not entirely true. I have made my daughter several coulottes. But I used a capri pattern and widened the legs and sewed a skirt flap in the front. Do you have a pattern for coulottes or know of someone who does?

  3. Oh, and I forgot to ask what was in the trifle. It looked soooo good! :)

  4. happymama, I can't see your blog "profile" to respond on your comments, so I hope you will see this.

    Yes, I have seen the skirt fabric at Wal-Mart, but I haven't tried it. I'm hoping that the price will be marked down eventually.

    Culottes: When I used to make my daughters culottes I used the "walking short" pattern from Birch Street Clothing and just lengthened it. I'll write a post about it, okay?

    Thanks for the comments.