Friday, October 29, 2010

Sassy Skirt by Children's Corner

Sassy Skirt from Children's Corner view B

This is a close up of the crazy butterfly I added to the Target t-shirt to tie it together.

Pattern Description: Sassy Skirts is a collection of three skirt patterns designed by Susan Whitman. View A is a double-layered under and top skirt cut on the bias. The skirt is attached to a lined skirt yoke and has elastic at back of skirt. View B has a slightly gathered skirt and is completely lined. It also features elastic at the back waistline. View C has a single layer bias skirt. View C is completely lined and has elastic at the back of skirt waistline. Optional belt loops and sash can be added to all patterns. Instructions are included for belt and belt loops.

Pattern Sizing:This pattern is available in sizes 3-5 and 6-10.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, but you will have to be in a quiet room and thinking or you will be ripping out the underskirt when you attach it.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I LOVE this pattern on little girls because the waistband FITS. So many patterns have a rectangle cut for the yoke of a skirt. This one is shaped and the back has elastic allowing the front to hang smooth and not bunched up around the waist.

Fabric Used:This is a quilting cotton from Patty Young's Flora and Fauna collection with a t-shirt from Target.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I made the skirt in view B without the belt ties. To tie the outfit together with the shirt I wonder undered one of the butterflies to felt and added some matching ribbon and rick rack.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?YES!!! This IS the pattern to use for little girl's skirts!

Conclusion: I will use this pattern or at least the yoke for all dropped waist skirts for my daughter. No more rectangles that don't fit well.

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