I did things a little differently this time, – chain piecing the layers, making both tiers at the same time and using the serger for most of the sewing.
I also made two skirts at the same time. (It’s SO much more efficient!) One for a cousin’s birthday and one for my little pink lover. Ms O was a little confused because these fabrics are the same ones I used for her quilt, but she soon got over it and was twirling with happiness this morning.
Things I love about this pattern- Pink Fig’s Patchwork Skirt.
- I love all the top-stitching. I always think it’ll be a pain, but really it goes fast and the result is so cool.
- I love that you can use as many fabrics as you want and you could easily use scraps. Did I? Heck no, that would mean having to sort and I can’t possibly do that.
- I love the fit. It hangs just right. So cute.
- I love the accurate measurements. Things fit nicely together! I’m always worried when I see an exact band measurement, like for this skirt the band at the bottom hem. I don’t know how accurate I truly was sewing all those little squares together and gathering, etc. For this skirt, I’ve made it three times now and each time the band fit perfectly in place with no stretching or bunching in order to get it to fit. Love that!
This pattern goes up to size 7 so for $11 this pattern is a great deal. I know I will be making many more in the years to come although hopefully with not so much pink!