Each month at preschool, there is a special "color day" where the kids are all suggested to wear a specific color to celebrate the month. In September, we celebrated an Apple Day by wearing red, in October there was Orange and Black Day for Halloween. At the end of this month, for the fading fall colors, we had Yellow and Brown Day.
The day before Yellow and Brown Day, Sierra was digging through a hand-me-down box and she found this little faux fur shrug vest and exclaimed, "I want to wear this!" Okay, sure. It's go some brown it. As it turns out, we had plenty of other options she could have worn for brown, but her wardrobe is distinctly lacking in the yellow department.
The only thing to do: make something! I had this fabric that my Mom had given me when we visited at the beginning of the month that worked out perfectly for a simple skirt (thanks, Mom!). I could have left as just a simple, gathered yellow skirt, but I decided add a little detail and trimmed the skirt with a brown and white pin dot (again, thank you, Grandma Ginger) and added a matching curved-bottom patch pocket. I'm actually quite pleased with how this little skirt came together, and I think Sierra is, too!