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!