I love matching with my girls - I know it's kind of nerdy. I must get it from my mom. When I was a child she would sew coordinating outfits for myself, my little brother, and little sister. For these skirts, I choose fabric that would all coordinate and then choose a style of skirt that reflects each of us. My skirt (below) has a waist band, zipper and pleats. I love that it lays nice and flat and as a bit of structure.
Sally's skirt is the perfect skirt for an energetic yet fancy 4 year old! I originally wanted it to have two layers of ruffles. When I had sewn the first two I realized that it was way too short. So, another hour later, it had another ruffle. This skirt has an elastic waist band and I covered it with 2 belt loops and a fabric sash. Each layer of ruffle is separate from the others and has ric rac trim.
I decided we ALL needed to match - so the guys got coordinating ties. Ties are interesting in their construction - I had never sewn one before. I took apart an old tie and just used it as the pattern. Ties are mostly pressing and hand sewing.