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!