So this week our Church is doing a Family Pioneer Trek.
Where we all dress up like Pioneers and reenact the Pioneers crossing the plains from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Salt Lake Valley, over 165 years ago.
(To learn more about the Mormon Pioneers, click HERE)
We won't be trekking 1300 miles as they did, but 7 miles a day, for 3 days, pulling a handcart by day, and camping by night, with my wee little ones whining about being hot and hungry is sure to be an adventure.
It's going to be awesome.
So for this upcoming adventure, we needed clothing. Good thing I have a fabulous fabric shop in my basement and all the cute fabric I could dream of at my fingertips.
So I whipped up a few items for me and my little gal to wear on the trek.
Here is a little tutorial for the size 4T skirt!
You will need:
1 yard Cotton Fabric
Enough Elastic to go around the waste of your little pioneer
(Please excuse these awful phone pics, my camera was in the shop)
1. I opened up my 1 yard of fabric and cut it in half right down the fold.
4. Then sew a straight stitch all the way along the bottom of the skirt to make a clean hem.
6. Once you have your circle, it's time to the make the casing for the elastic. Fold over the top just a little bit wider that your elastic width, then fold it over again and press.
9. Next, connect your two elastic ends.
Hello cute little skirt!
And cute little pioneer girl!
I will be back tomorrow with the tutorial for that sweet yellow apron!