I should have stuck with Plan A

handkerchief skirtDear Daughter

I think this skirt helps to illustrate that we all make mistakes and never stop learning. Even as a grown-up.

You’ve reached an age now that I should consult you more. Falling in love with a fabric (me) is not a good excuse to throw away our well thought out plan. It might have worked when you were four years old, but not now. Now I need to stick to the agreed plan. Plan A, in this case.

handerchief skirt stand

In all fairness, we both liked the idea, but I forgot the purpose and as your mother, I should have known better. It was too far-out-there for the occasion. The wrong crowd. One day, you will be able to wear whatever you want, where ever you want, without a care for what others think, but that is a few years off yet. I forgot. For what it’s worth, I still like this skirt and I think you looked gorgeous in it.

I’ve learnt my lesson and I’m ready to eat humble pie. Next time I will stick to Plan A. I’m only posting this so that I remember that I shouldn’t let my creativity run ahead of my sensibility.

Love from your Mother


(inexcusable excuse for a twirly skirt moving picture.)

PS I bribed your sister to model it for me, as I knew you wouldn’t. Sorry.

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Inspiration for make from Pinterest and Pinterest


12 thoughts on “I should have stuck with Plan A

  • Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Mmmm, I think I know what you mean,

    • Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      I think I am beginning to fully understand the expression “tween”.

  • Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Awww. I wonder when my girls will hit that age. The skirt is beautiful!

    • Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      I’m hoping its not permanent, but at the same time I love that she is growing. I’ll just have to console myself with the knowledge that the other two children still look forward to outfits that I make them.

  • Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    In a way, I do understand the problem, but I think it turned out great. 🙂 Maybe the younger sister will wear it?!?

    • Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      Plan A was more conservative. I still hope that she will wear this skirt to a festival, but I’ll not push the point. 🙂

  • Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    well… plan b is gorgeous, but i completely understand the tweenish-ness… technically we’ve got a couple years before we get there…. but i know what’s coming!

    • Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      I’m going to step very thoughtfully from now on.

  • Monday 1 July, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Beautiful skirt, y 5 year olds would love it! Fabulous twirly picture to. Mich x

    • Wednesday 3 July, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      I have plans to make another. Maybe in summery florals. I’m sure the fabric will make all the difference! I can’t help myself. I just cannot totally give up.

  • Tuesday 2 July, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I only have boys, and they wear whatever I put in front of them, so I can’t say that I know what you are going through, but I can say that I really like the skirt and can’t think of where it isn’t appropriate for…

    • Wednesday 3 July, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      I guess there is an exception to every rule and this outing proved the rule! I still have my fingers crossed that she will wear it to a festival at least.

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