There's lots of sewing-for-summer happening here by all - pocketknife pouches, camping pillows, and all sorts of other gear is coming through the sewing machine at the hands of these boys. (And somehow...everything they make 'needs' a snap. Because who doesn't love using that snap press?!)
But their quick stops into the house to make/eat/get something are always followed by another immediate dash out of the house and into the woods/fort/bike. They move fast. Not exactly conducive to a little blog photo session with Mama. "No time for that!" they tell me. They've got things to do.
But skirts don't move. Nope. They're perfectly still, blowing in the wind of the clothesline and conducive to some photo taking with a babe on my back and another at my heels....
...asking for a skirt of her own. How could I resist just one matchy-match set? Just one. Elastic waist skirts are pretty much my uniform of summer. (I use my own pattern, traced from an old skirt I love. And the fabrics here are all vintage.) Adelaide's skirt is made using the wonderful (and free!) Lazy Days Skirt Pattern (found on the Oliver + S blog - in the sidebar). Simple, sweet and easy - just as it should be.
Ah, sweet summer sewing!