Trying to get two boys to model a fairy skirt for you isn't something I'd recommend trying any time soon. Charlie ran away and Jamie indignantly informed me there was pink in the skirt. I had been doing so good at convincing him all colors were created equal by God himself, but someone recently must have told him pink was a girl color, because pink wearing skirt froufrou-ness was not happening. He wouldn't come near it. I chased him around the house with tails of flying coral, orange and greenness, but he got the ultimate revenge by patting my belly and asking me if there was a baby girl in there who could wear it instead. Um...no. No baby in there...just a few extra pounds, thanks Jamie.
So I asked my friend Emily, who does have a daughter (and a very cute one at that), for modeling permission. Here finally, is the skirt in all its poofy glory. I always wanted a skirt like this as a child. I kinda thought that was the whole point of doing ballet; getting to wear voluminous and wonderful costumes.
There are almost six yards of fabric in this bit of fairyland garb. Six yards. I say "almost" because I couldn't fit the last few strips of cloth on.
And speaking of strips, I felt like I was in Green Eggs and Ham, except I could cut strips in the house, and with a mouse, and on a box and with a fox. I did cut them here and there, I pretty much ended up cutting them everywhere. That much fabric makes a lot of strips. I followed this tutorial, and she makes it sound so simple. Just cut up some fabric, slip it onto some elastic and voila! Easy peasy. ...er...or not. I may have made it more difficult by cutting some of them out on the driveway on a windy day, but the job seemed endless and the boys wanted to go outside. This poor, sweet skirt went many places and saw plenty of people before it finally rested on its hanger.
Now that I've sufficiently carried on about cutting cloth, and underlined the part where I don't indeed have any little fairy girls of my own who would love to wear it... I'm giving it away. It thrilled all the little girl corners in my soul to make it, and I hope someone else can take it from here and put it to fun use. This fairy skirt is made out of three different organzas. A peach-pink, orange-yellow and light green to give it more depth and color.
If you would like the skirt for yourself, your child, a gift, decoration, or any other purpose, leave us some comment love below and make our day by "following" us. The giveaway ends next Monday, July 12th.
To recap, a winner will be chosen randomly from anyone who lives in the continental U.S. and...
A) Follows our blog
B) Leaves a comment on this post.
Hope everyone is having a lovely week! I'm off to go sew cloth napkins now for my sister's wedding.