This is another layered skirt based on this tutorial from Made. Cara loves her polka dot layered skirt so much that making another was a no-brainer. This skirt is great stashbuster as it takes less than a yard of fabric. Cara's t-shirt is also handmade. I used the Oliver and S School Bus T-Shirt, and Cara added the sparkly stencils.
If something works, why not repeat it? This is another reversible Oliver and S Hula Hoop Skirt in another batik print (see the previous version here). It's actually the leftover fabric from my third Cambie. This skirt is such a clever, yet simple design, and the flounce adds quite the satisfying twirl factor.
Never fear--not all of Cara's back to school skirts are repeats. This one is the Oliver and S Music Class Skirt. I scored about 3 yards of this polka dot stripe fabric at a yard sale. I love the little pleated inserts on the sides of the skirt, and there are slightly hidden pockets right above the pleats. This was a really quick project, maybe two hours at most.
Of course, if Cara's going to wear skirts and dresses to school, she has to stay covered up on the playground. I went back and forth with myself about whether I should buy a pattern or just draft my own for some leggings. In the end, lazy won out, and I bought the Oliver and S Playtime Leggings. This pattern was totally worth the money to me. Not only is the fit awesome, but I also whipped up three pairs of shorts in an hour! You can just barely see the bottom of these peeking out from under the Hula Hoop Skirt.
The best thing about these little shorts is that again, all I needed were scraps from some previous knit projects. I'm thinking we might not buy leggings ever again.