First up was a quick Lazy Days skirt using gray cord that has been in my stash forever (I used most of it to make tiered Lazy Days skirts about two years ago). I added an improvised pleated tulle detail to the hem for festive-ness. I really love the way it turned out!
Miss Z will wear it with a RTW dotted cardigan I bought her a couple years ago, a pair of yellow Hanna Andersson tights snagged off eBay, and her black patent clogs (not pictured).
I knew I wanted to make a mustard-colored skirt for N, but I couldn't find the right color locally. I located some mustard corduroy at Miss Matatabi, ordered it, and held my breath that it would arrive before our trip. I was so surprised when my order showed up less than two weeks later! I decided to make a Hopscotch skirt. I sewed a size 4 with 2" extra length. There is quite a bit of excess fabric in the back - so much that it juts out strangely. I probably should have cut some of the width off. I used some thrifted black and white buttons and love the 70s vibe.
Her shirt is an O+S Schoolbus tee, with pieced sleeves due to lack of fabric. Since I was piecing the sleeves already, I decided to cut the bottom sleeves pieces on the bias into a bell shape. I left the sleeve hems unfinished, but hemmed the bottom of the shirt. I topstitched the seam allowances down for all the horizontal sleeve seams. I also scooped out the neckline a bit. The jersey I used (Hancock Fabrics) wasn't stretchy enough to bind the neckline, so I used a scrap of Art Gallery knit in Sahara Sun instead.
Miss N will wear her outfit with either gray or navy tights (I am undecided) and her russet brown ankle boots. I plan to make hair bows for my nieces out of the leftover cord.
I did not have to make anything new for the boys' outfits. They both have gray Art Museum corduroys made by our fairy godmother. Gabriel will wear his with a navy and white checked button-down and a navy sweater vest. I'm not positive what Niko will wear, but he has ample options in all the necessary colors. My husband is set too ... just me left now. I have some navy and white striped knit in the stash that might become a Plantain to wear either with jeans or a gray skirt I recently found at the thrift store. We'll see.