Don't let it be said that I don't do girly. This is as good as it gets! Ruffles ruffles everywhere!
The pattern is the Flutter Skirt by Sew Sweet Patterns. I have only made this once before but it has such a girly summery vibe about it that I just had to try it again.
Three tiers of ruffles with a flat front waistband and elasticated back. I made a couple of modifications to the pattern. I didn't make the bow ties at the back. The main reason being that I wanted it to be simple enough for her to get on and off herself, and felt that the long ties would just get in the way.
|The bow ties should get inserted into this part of the waistband seam and cover the elasticated part at the back|
I don't have a serger and although all my seams were pinked to finish them off (I thought zig zag stitching would make it itchy) I wanted it to be as soft as possible against her skin. So I self drafted a skirt lining.
The difference it makes to the skirt is well worth the extra effort. It adds a bit of volume and weight to the whole thing. And, well, it just makes it feel of a better quality.
I didn't intend on using this fabric. I originally had a floral one set out for it, but as it happens I didn't have enough fabric to do the whole thing. I would have liked the whole skirt made out of the same fabric but when tried to fit all the pieces onto this (my second choice) I couldn't quite fit the third ruffle on. So I went with white.
The fabric is Storyboek Two - Pebble Stripe Multi. It is the second print I have purchased from this line which I love. The cotton is so soft, it was a real pleasure to sew with.
I also like the fact that when it comes to choosing a top to wear with this skirt, I could choose any one of the fabrics colours and it would have a completely different feel about it. Better get cracking on a blue or yellow tshirt as her draw is looking a bit empty