Saturday, 17 March 2012

Pattern Tested


The other day I replied to a request for a pattern tester from Jenilyn from Grits & Giggles.
She is about to release a new pattern for a girls skirt called the Lauren Twirl Skirt.
What a great quick and easy.
Here are my skirts.

Well what can I say, it’s such a quick skirt to make. The longest part of making these skirts was choosing the fabric.
The first skirt (size 4) took 1 hour and it only took that long because I made it a double layered skirt.
I made it with ivory cheesecloth and covered the main part of the skirt with black lace that I edged with bias binding.
I pressed the seam of the main part of the skirt and the band up toward the skirt because I wanted the band to remain quite plain.
To finish the contrast band (which I made from the same fabric) I overlocked the bottom and just folded up the hem once, rather than doubling it up and hiding the raw edge like the pattern suggested.

The second one (size 1) took all of 1/2 an hour. Unreal!! I used co-ordinating cotton fabric in beige and black and trimmed it with cute black flower lace.

I just had to take the girls to the park and take some photos while they were enjoying their new skirts.


The girls enjoyed some lunch.
(Despite the look on their faces)

We even managed to feed the ducks. 

We had a great day!

And regarding the pattern...I love it!
 It would suit a beginner or a competent sewer. It ranges in size from 12 months to 5 years, so keep an eye out for it if you are looking for a basic girls skirt pattern that is quick easy and very pretty.

Linking up here:


  1. They're both adorable, Sherry!

  2. Wow they have come out so great! You must be really pleased with them!

  3. Stopping by from Transformation Thursday!

  4. DArling skirts. I love how coordinated they are but aren't exactly the same. Well done!

  5. The skirts are too cute. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  6. The skirts are so cute and your girls are adorable! You did such a nice job sewing them!

  7. They are very cute. Great fabric choices!

  8. What great skirts, almost enough to makes sire me to get the machine out. Stopping by from IBOT

  9. Both the skirts and the girls are simply darling! Very nice :).

  10. The skirts are gorgeous and so are your girls. Rachel

  11. Oh they are very cute! Love the second one; the material is gorgeous!

  12. Adorable skirts and adorable lil models! Looks like a fun day :) Thanks for linking up to DIY Diva Thursdays this week!


  13. They are both just so cute - and the skirts turned out nicely, too LOL! Really great job sewing!



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