Friday, May 25, 2012


Day one of our summer survival plan is in full effect. Today's job: sifting through the year's worth of paper that came home from school yesterday. I'm hoping most of it ends up in the trash, but I have a feeling that I'll find it stuffed under their beds instead. Today's fun: breakfast with Mike at his office. We're off to a good start.

Honestly, I wasn't sure if Oliver's sneakers were going to make it to the end of the school year. Thank goodness they did! And then they went straight to the trash. Yuck.

Elliot and I decided that we were over his toile curtains. So we swapped them for sailboats. Much more appropriate for his two-year-old boy self, I think.

And how do you feel about maxi skirts? I was wary at first, but quickly decided they were the way to go this summer. I followed a pin to this tutorial and used a nice stretchy gray knit. Instead of the folded waistband in the tutorial (my midsection and I avoid those at all costs), I used a wide elastic at the top, and added ruffles at the bottom. Sewing with knits can be tricky if you don't have a serger, but most sewing machines have a knit stitch that will work in a pinch.

Find tips on sewing with knits here and here.

Have a happy weekend!


  1. You'll have to show us your new maxi skirt soon!

  2. I used the same tut and made a maxi skirt for myself last year, I LOVE IT! It's like wearing pajamas all day!

    I made a pink striped one for my 7yo last weekend and she LOVES it too! I don't have a serger and didn't have any trouble sewing it on my machine.

  3. can you make me a skirt Stephanie! i can't sew. i love the ruffle.


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