I’m sharing some Kindergarten goodies with you today as a part of Sewing Like Mad’s Sewing for Kindergarten Series! I loved this idea for a series from the get-go….what a way to get some awesome inspiration 🙂
I first saw the Backgammon Skirt from Ellen of The Long Thread and fell in love… I loved the bold graphic and ability to display some beautiful fabrics…they really pop off the solid. I also love Backgammon, but realized those sharp triangles were a great shape to wear to Kinder! I bet the teacher would love to point those triangles out to her students 🙂
I used Ellen’s basic concept and created the checkerboard version. It’s simple really…just use 3.5” squares instead of the triangles and waa-laa, you’ve got a checkerboard skirt, that doubles as a square show-off!
The skirts are about a size 5/6 and fit my daughter perfectly. They are a bit longer than I’m used to, but I think that is more appropriate for school anyway. They are roomy enough to run around in and even climb the monkey bars.
I used a stretch denim for both skirts. It is pretty lightweight, but has just enough stiffness to keep the shape needed to show off those primary shapes. Both tops are Target finds from the clearance rack. Score!
Hope you like these little outfits and are inspired to whip up a few….and play some games!
Thanks again to Mie for inviting me to contribute! Make sure to check out all the other ideas going on over at Sewing Like Mad