When I first came across the Lazy Days skirt pattern, I immediately skimmed it, assessed it as do-able, and printed a copy for my file. I did not, however, attempt it.
- Nobody on my to-do list was in need of a little girl’s skirt at the moment.
- Though it sounded very easy, I was really having trouble wrapping my head around the instructions.
Now, that makes it sound like there’s a problem with the instructions, but no. The problem is most definitely within my poor addled brain, and I’ll offer further proof of that in a minute. First, though, I want to thank Heather for being my unknowing guinea pig. She took on this role when she made this cute (!) set for her niece for Christmas. I then pounced on the opportunity to pick her brain and psych myself up for the future.
This is the gist of our conversation:
“Is it easy?”, I asked.
“Yes. Yes, it is.”
And that’s all I needed, because Heather would not steer me wrong. So, when birthday season rolled around, I was ready and waiting.
True to its claims, this skirt is both quick and easy, and I had a blast picking out the fabric and ribbon combos, because that’s my favorite part of any project no matter what. And, yes, I managed to make a mistake in where I attached the ribbon on two of the four skirts, and didn’t realize it until I’d pinned numbers three and four. It was just one of those moments when I dropped the needle, put my foot over the pedal, and thought, “Wait. What did that last paragraph say?” Yep. Not what I was looking at, that is for sure. The sad part? There are illustrations! Clear illustrations! It still did not compute. But, now that I’ve done it correctly, I won’t make the same mistake again, which is a victory, and it wasn’t an error that botched the finished product, so that’s another.
I can now deem this one my favorite kids clothes pattern ever. I predict that Bridget will be sporting a lot of these when she’s a little bit older. In fact, it’ll probably be her signature piece . . .’til she hits the [dreaded] culotte stage.