I always thought that the little rhyme about "sugar and spice and everything nice" was a teeny bit unfair to girls ("everything nice"? I mean, that's a pretty tall order, don't you think?). Until I had a little girl - who is smart and helpful and funny and pretty and independent, and sometimes a whole lot more spice than sugar!
Anyway, back to my point. My daughter has made me appreciate that little rhyme, by making me think about the spice. And I do love spice!
I also love this little skirt, which was made for my little Miss Sassy C when she was two:
For a size 3-ish skirt, you'll need:
Two pieces of fabric: 37" x 13" and 37" x 15"
Elastic, 1-inch wide
Stitch all around the top:
When you open it up, it will look like this:
Now fold it along the seam you just made, with wrong-sides together. Press to flatten, like this:
Once you like how it looks, stitch the two ends of elastic together and trim off the excess:
So cute one way ...
... and the other!