Friday, 9 May 2014

Tiered Skirt



This was my last project from Kids Clothes Week. The one I was finishing off when my machine broke. I eventually finished it off and because there wasn't a good day to photograph it, I put it away. Well today has been nice enough for a skirt so I pulled this out and managed to get a few shots.



The pattern is from Sew Chic Kids. It is pattern P; tiered skirt. I was drawn to this pattern immediately when I first looked through the book. The fact that the book version was made up in  a Liberty print made it all the more appealing. 

I am not put off it seems by the thought of sewing a garment that needs a lots of gathering, see past evidence here, and here.



I made the size 2 here. She is a little over the measurement guide for this size but is not yet hitting the next size up which is the 4. So given that this is a relaxed fit and has an elasticated waist I knew I would be okay.


I am very happy with the length. She will get a lot of wear out of it over the summer and the poplin should wash well. I used up every last scrap of this fabric which was left over from another project. 

I have cut another (larger) version out for her big sister. Whether the length will be equally as pleasing remains to be seen. I am forever adding inches on to get the skirt hems as remotely near her knees as possible. Sometimes without success.




Seeing her in sandals also makes me squeal with delight. She has been in prescription boots and solid Clarks shoes all her life because of her double-joints. These sandals are saved over from her sister. Fingers crossed, she walks okay in them. It is lovely to see her little toes in the sunshine!

10 comments:

  1. Sweet! And the length is just perfect. I love this style of skirt.

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    1. Thank you! I like how easy they are to make up and they look so summery!

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  2. Such a lovely skirt Katy, the colour is beautiful and it looks wonderful on her.

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    1. Thanks Jenna! I predict a rainbow collection of colours for these skirts. This size didn't use up much, I got it out of less than a meter, which makes for some fun fabric ordering!

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  3. Perfect skirt - everything you make from this book is gorgeous. I do need to start sewing from my copy!
    (and I do share your happiness with her wearing sandals. My mother made me wear prescription boots until I was almost 7-y, because my sister had the same problem (sister solidarity)!

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    1. Thank you Ana Sofia! I am really enjoying this book. Looking through there are only 2 patterns that I can't see myself making. 2 out of 20 makes for some good statistics!

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  4. The skirt is darling! I'm not sure which I like more the fabric, the gathered tiers, or maybe her sweet little toes peeking out of those sandals.:) Very cute!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! Those toes kill me too!
      I hope BK had a lovely birthday, I remember our girls share the date.

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  5. What a fun skirt! Love the fabric and the pattern. I'll have to trace that pattern next time I have that book out!

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    1. Thank you! It is a perfect little girls skirt. The only frustrating thing is that the pattern pieces are scattered across several sheets.

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