|Pattern Description: Girls' quick and easy skirts.|
Pattern Sizing: I made these approximately size 8-10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are super easy. For my DGD, I cut two rectangles approximately 18 inches wide (total width of skirt is 36 inches minus seam allowances) and 20 inches long. Sew side seams and finish seams. Turn under top desired amount for casing (I turn under one inch twice, pressing each time. I then sew a length of elastic that is DGD's waist measurement to form a circle. I then insert it in the casing and stitch along the open edge all the way around until I fun out of casing, then I pull the fabric to form gathers and continue stitching until the entire piece of elastic is enclosed. I then pull the elastic until the gathers are even and tack it down at side seams and front and back and -- per DGD's specific instructions, mark the center back with a colored permanent marker or piece of ribbon. If you prefer, you can stitch the casing, leaving a small opening and thread the elastic through with a safety pin, sew ends together, and close opening, then continue as above. My method is quicker to me.
Variations: I have added bands along the bottom, ruffles, pockets, etc.
All of the above skirts are lined except for the knit one in the center with the lettuce edge. To line the skirt, cut skirt and lining the same length -- unless you are adding a band like the paisley skirt -- in that case, shorten the outer skirt and lengthen the lining to accommodate the lower band which is actually the lining extending below the skirt.
I sew all seams, press open (no seam finishing so I often do this to save time and add body to quilting cotton), put skirt and lining right sides togethr and stitch around bottom, open up and press bottom seam. Then place on ironing board with outer skirt extending about a half inch (or more if you are doing a band) below lining and press. Pin both layers along top and cut off extra lining. Serge raw edge and turn under to form casing -- or turn under twice. Proceed as above.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Quick and super easy. So many ways to modify or embellish. Works great with wovens or knits. To make a larger size, just add to width and length when cutting out.
Fabric Used: Quilting cottons, knit for skirt with lettuce hem.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Noted above.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have made dozens for DGD and highly recommend this shirt. My friend showed her 12-year old DGD how to make them and now the girl makes them all the time.
Conclusion: DGD loves these skirts. I make them knee length because she does not like skirts above her knees. This length is hard to find in her size.