and then my freckle-faced daughter looked up with her bright blue eyes and declared, as if the answer were there all along, "Mama, how about we make a skirt for storytelling."
so that's just what we did.
off we went to my studio, where she and i selected four fabrics from my stash - a colorful vintage print with fruits and vegetables in pinks and greens, a large gingham in soft green, a vintage white linen tablecloth, and a Jay McCarroll Garden Friends bunny print. then my girly proceeded to tell us a story about Hazel, Basil and Moss, three bunnies who travelled through many gardens and down the lane where they happened upon a most wonderful picnic.
[skirt - original for PRP, shirt - land's end with original stenciling for PRP, clogs - Hanna Andersson, jacket - gymboree]
the first challenge for Project Run & Play was to remix of Dana's Circle Skirt pattern, however my personal challenge is to remain true to my love of simplicity. our version of this terrific twirly skirt features four fabric panels that encourage storytelling all day long.
prior to piecing, i took the vintage white linen (tablecloth) panel and stitched a series of differently colored lines fanning out from center - i love the unique graphic that was created, and how it balances the bold gingham from the opposite panel quite nicely.
the skirt hits the the knee, and depending upon what you pair with it, this little number is appropriate for school, church and even the playground. for example in this look, i revived a (stained) white top from the girls' closet by creating an abstract freezer paper stencil and blending textile paints to make colors complementary to our palette.
thanks so your support friends! xoxo