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!