The Picnic Day Skirt {or they make doxy fabric!}

I finally found an excuse to buy some fabric from Fabric.com {more details on that excuse in the months to come}. Since I was already paying for shipping, I figured I might as well do a little extra browsing.

I've decided its a really good thing that I'm cheap. I only buy fabric when its on sale or with coupons. Since the local designer fabric shop doesn't do much of either, I'm mostly a Joann's girl. Otherwise I may buy every pattern from Michael Miller {well, a good deal of it anyway}. This amazing doxy fabric was just too cute to pass up. 

This past weekend was Picnic Day at my alma mater. Its basically a giant community festival with a parade, student group performances, animal shows, and the world's largest dachshund races. The Doxy Derby is tied for my favorite part of Picnic Day. Its just so funny to watch.

This is the second year we haven't been able to go. Its sad because we don't get to gather with our friends. I was feeling a bit down and rather nostalgic this weekend. On top of that, Brad had to work Saturday and I had to write a paper Sunday. Instead of working on my paper during little miss's nap on Saturday, I decided sew. The doxy fabric was just too good to pass up. Hence, the Picnic Day Skirt was born.

{The little miss is not fond of grass. She goes through a lot to get cute pictures for you guys! ;)}

This was a quick 30 minute sew. I had a half yard of the fabric. For my tall and skinny 10 month old, I cut the fabric to 10 inches. I wanted the skirt to be really bouncy, so I used the width of the fabric. As a bonus, sewing selvedge to selvedge there was no need to finish the seam! I put in a casing and ran 15 inches of elastic through it. Easy peasy.

No clue what this face was about, but it was too funny not to share.

Come party with me!


  1. Love it! I'm a UCD alum too and very much miss picnic day! That fabric is adorable

    1. I'm so excited to find a fellow Davis alum out here in blog land!

  2. what a cutie! the skirt is real nice and looks like she likes it alot!

  3. Too too cute! I love the fabric! Ive been thinking of using fabric.com but wasnt sure.. I like to feel my fabric before I buy it. Weird? ya.. it is. :)

  4. This is just too sweet! I would love if you would link this up to me feature Friday Linky party going on right now.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic


  5. Super cute! I keep whining about how I need to learn how to sew more than just a straight line. It is nuts, I have a sewing machine all set out in my craft room and can not for the life of me figure out how to use it!
    I would be super excited if you linked up over at my Anything Goes Link Party going on from 6 MST Friday till midnight Monday.
    xxx, Kim

    1. This is such an easy skirt. It's really only a couple of straight lines. I hope you give it a shot!

  6. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!


    XO, Aimee

  7. Oh my goodness how adorable! That is such a cute skirt and the fabric is so sweet!

    Take care,