Thursday, March 4, 2010

I Succumbed To Bribery (For A Good Cause)

It's happened. My big fella gets the gender divide. It took a lot, and I mean a lot of coaxing, bribing, and pleading to get him to try on this skirt for Sewing Seeds For Haiti. I needed to make sure that it would actually fit a little girl that was his size. You should have seen what he did when I got the camera out ...




The only reason he allowed me to do this is because I promised no head shot, lots of chocolate, and that I was doing this to help a little girl who lost all her clothes (guilt always works).




I made two skirts - one that will fit a little girl about John's size and one about Henry's size. I followed this tutorial to make them and since I do not have a serger I zig zagged each layer to finish it off a bit.

I hope the bright colors bring some joy to whomever wears it!

7 comments:

Joy said...

Oh those colors are so HAPPY! I love the skirts and I know that two little girls will be SO excited to receive them and two little boys will be SO excited to see them go! ;)

Jerri said...

This is so funny. When I was pregnant I swore I would never, ever bribe my children. No sir....This lasted for the first year until we hit grocery shopping and tantrums in the aisle.....is bribing them with a visit to their grandparents really that bad????

Jerri

Stacey's Treasures said...

That skirt is so cute! That is nice of your young man to model it for you.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Great fabrics -- some little girl is going to love it.

I had the same problem when I needed an apron model. No takers -- and my daughter was away for six weeks last summer. I ended up tying the apron to a chair. It wasn't really the effect I wanted.

Did you promise him that this blog entry will self-destruct once he heads to kindergarten?

luci said...

beautiful bright colours. I wonder if he was smiling though when the camera went click?

Jackie: said...

SO bright and beautiful! They are really going to lift some little one's spirits! Great job!

Paula said...

What an awesome kinda kid you've got there! How could he not want to help his Mama out? The chocolate had nothing to do with it...