Then my mother sent me this black mesh with pink sequin hearts. Yeah. Myra died a little. And the pink matches the shirt, so we're calling it a Halloween outfit. And it will work for Valentine's Day as well. Win!
03/2011 issue. They are designed to be capri leggings, but I shortened the leggings to be shorts for under the skirt and cut two layers of skirt.
They're perfect for keeping everything covered during preschool. Sitting "criss-cross applesauce" isn't very ladylike. For the shorts, underskirt and waistband, I used black rib knit. I was a total dork when I cut it out and so the skirt is actually a slightly different black than the shorts and waistband. Hopefully, no one is getting close enough to Myra's skirt to notice. The overlay is mesh with embroidered hearts and embellished with sequins. Mom picked it up at Golden D'Or in Dallas.
I can't even begin to tell you what a PITA those sequins were. Even after clipping them out of the seam allowances, I still managed to break 6 needles on the darn things. Fortunately, Myra LOVES this skirt, so the sequins are forgiven.
And it twirls. It's a winner.