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« on: August 10, 2008 07:26:17 PM »

I just finished an adorable twirl skirt for my daughter and she insisted on wearing it to the park. Well DAD was NOT happy that my new skirt was so twirly that she looked like Marilyn Monroe over the subway grate with her panties (and my terrible seaming) for all the world to see.

SO-- I'm about ready to sew up another version of this skirt and wondering what kind of solutions you all have for this? I saw some leggings blanks on dharma trading for about $6 each I could sew in-- or I also saw that a pair of her gymboree skirts has a poly liner sewn in (seems like too much trouble to make shorts to sew in... ).

Any ideas on preserving my 5 year old's modesty?? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008 10:05:17 PM »

We just buy bloomers to wear under all skirts and dresses. There are some pretty patterns around too, so you can make them to match. We have 5 girls and Daddy insist even the baby wears something to "cover her up, 'cause you never know when they'll show". I recently read here, I believe with a Cheytown dress that one person took the both sleeves and just sewed the "rough edges" (where you cut off from original shirt) together, folded down the top, stitched around till just before the end, fed elastic through and close. Quick and easy bloomers.
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008 06:46:54 AM »

I usually use little bike shorts under both of my girls' skirts.  Today , my eldest wore a skirt to school (she's Cool and it didn't come with little attached shorts, so I made her a pair of bike shorts out of some cotton jersey knit that I had in mysewing room.  They came out great, and I think that it would be perfect for your 5yo too!


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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008 06:27:03 PM »

I've heard really good things about the twirl skort pattern on www.youcanmakethis.com but I haven't sewn it up yet myself Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2008 05:21:20 PM »

Earlier this year I bought a ton of plain knit shorts on sale at Wal-Mart for $2 each (I think they were regularly only about $3.)  I put them on my younger daughter under all her dresses so she can play to her heart's content. 

If you want to make them rather than buy them, just do several pair of simple shorts that she can use under all her skirts/dresses rather than trying to sew them in.   That way you can transition her to capri leggings in the early fall, or longer length in the winter to make those skirts/dresses warm enough to wear all year.  Smiley

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