The Boot Slappin’ Denim Flappin’ Girl Scout Father Daughter Hoedown Skirt
Fabric: Denim remnant from the Needle Shop
Pattern: The Meringue Skirt from the Colette Sewing Handbook
Notions: zipper, hook and eye
Time to complete: 3 hours?
First worn: during a college reunion on April 14
Wear again: Yes!
Total Price: $15
Please, my friends, do not judge me based on my ridiculously AWFUL fashion sense. It was 1993, after all, and I was really into denim. Denim vests especially, since I also wore this vest in some school pictures. I think my Mom knew there would be some good laughs down the line and that is why she let me leave the house like this.
This picture was taken prior to the Girl Scout Father-Daughter Hoedown. Since my sister and I were both girl scouts, we had to share my Dad. Apparently, I thought this was great fun since I am the only one smiling in this picture. This is the ONLY picture I am smiling in – the rest of the pictures show me crying, which means I got in trouble for something. I hope it was because I spoke up and said I hated my bowl haircut. Or that I never wanted to wear a mock turtleneck again. It was most likely because I bit my sister since we did not get along very well.
I decided to revisit this happy, denim-filled moment with my Meringue skirt. Since Me Made May is right around the corner, I knew I needed to fill the wardrobe gap and put some practical bottoms in my closet.
This pattern was a complete breeze! I couldn’t believe how quickly it went together and the scallop hem was not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. I followed all of the directions in the handbook and came out with a fantastic wardrobe staple.
Watermelon Crawl, anyone?
Have a great day, my friends!