Thursday, March 10, 2011

Little Mini Skirt

While searching Etsy for who knows what, I stumbled upon the Little Mini Skirt PDF pattern by Red Thread Patterns.  Annee has talked about constructing the perfect waistband, and when I saw this pattern I knew it was a pattern I needed to try.  For many reasons I thought this pattern would be good.

First, I loved that Red Thread Patterns used Anna Maria Horner fabric to make her Little Mini Skirt.  I mean anything in Anna Maria Horner just looks better.  Next, Red Thread Patterns is located in Paris, the fashion capital of the world, which means Red Thread has to know a thing or two about fashion and clothing construction, right?

I was so happy with this pattern.  The price tag was perfect.  The instructions were easy to follow.  There were only 4 pieces to cut out without the pockets, or 6 if you do pockets.

Probably my favorite part of this skirt is that I sewed it in 1 hour and 25 minutes.  That is fast if you ask me.  That doesn't include cutting out the fabric, so start to finish including cutting the fabric this skirt could be sewn in 2 hours.  Beautiful!

I used Alexander Henry Birdseed for the fabric which I've been saving for a special creation, and I'm so glad I used it for this skirt.  I think it's perfect.  The skirt is fully lined, or it could be reversible, and on the inside I used a Riley Blake fabric.

Grace is a pretty standard 5T, but I'm not a fan of short skirts or dresses on little girls.  I know the name of this skirt is Little Mini Skirt, but I chose to make it not so mini, and I used the size 6 pattern.

I see more Little Mini Skirts in Grace's future.  Tootles for now!


Annee said...

It's so cute I might need one right away. I'm very interested in the construction of the whole thing, so I might just need to go make one so that I can quit wondering about it.

The fabric is so perfect! And her little sweater?! I'm in love with the whole outfit.

Liz said...

That little sweater is a Target purchase from the big girl section. Jane and Ruby can have the whole darn look!

Rachel said...

I like it. I am bookmarking it so I can find the pattern later.

Sarah M. said...

That is so cute. I wish they had a pattern in big girl sizes. I'm tempted to get it and adapt it to fit Mer. Perfect with the little sweater.

K W said...

SO cute! I just showed my sister in law your site too, she has been wanting to start up a quilting blog :)

Kevin and Kristina said...

love love love it! grace makes such an adorable model as well! :)

Mary Jo said...

Hi ladies!
I wanted you to know that I've been enjoying your blog and nominated you for a Stylish Blogger Award. You can go to my blog to accept the award. Thanks for being so inspiring! :)
Mary Jo

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