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Sewing has always been my hobby and my profession. I first trained as a tailor as a young girl after which I worked for some fabulous designers. To fit work around my son I became a teacher of ...
Sewing has always been my hobby and my profession. I first trained as a tailor as a young girl after which I worked for some fabulous designers. To fit work around my son I became a teacher of Textiles and Product Design. When my son finished school and moved to the USA I decided to start my own business and do what I love best; draft patterns and teach beginners and advanced sewers how to make their projects look professional. I hope you enjoy my patterns and instruction. Now we followed our boy to the US and I get to sew in the beautiful Californian sunshine!View all patterns by designer (47) »
Fabulously Easy Summer Skirt
Please note this prints on US letter size paper only, for European A4 paper format please view the alternate listing.
This skirt is a total breeze. The pockets with the Minnie Mouse motif are a little time consuming but you can make this skirt in endless combinations without adding rick rack or motifs. Just have a look at the lovely skirts my students have made in my sewing class.
Once you have made one you will be running them up all the time. Best of all it only takes 1/2m of fabric and 30 cm for the trim. In fact you may have some remnants knocking about which are perfect for this little number!
Not having a hem makes it so much faster and the trim really is a nice touch. The pocket is the same as I the one I included with the Megan dress, so you may already know a few techniques.
The waistband includes a flat front which makes this skirt look so much prettier then simply elasticating all the way around. Plus of cause you can use a contrast colour or fabric. From sailor look to this Minnie Mouse design, its a skirt for all occasions.
Whether you are an expert or just starting out the video tutorial will make it very clear what you have to do. If you are unsure if you can handle this pattern then simply watch the video to reassure yourself before you purchase the pattern. And for all those of you that love to keep all instruction neatly in a folder,my instructions booklet (attached to size 2) contains page after page with photo's just to make doubly sure you know what to do.
The pattern is available for immediate download so you can get started straight away.
Your pattern comes with all the sizes - 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 &5 -6.
None of my patterns are multi sized so there is one size per file, this saves a lot of paper and confusion as to which line you have to cut.
Every pattern is hand drafted and then imported into a CAD program to make sure you have a pattern that fits and looks good too! No pattern is automatically graded or computer generated with software. Having trained as a tailor 30 years ago I know that pattern generating software can never replace the skill of a pattern drafted by hand. Try my patterns and you will love the fit. At least I hope you will :)
I would love it if you shared your successes with me and the ever growing circle of friends on my facebook page; and if you have a stunning idea you can certainly inspire me.
The pattern pack includes:
A pattern in PDF format ready to print on regular letter size paper with assembly instructions
Detailed step by step photo tutorial
Detailed video instructions on You Tube
A serger/overlocker is an advantage when making this skirt.
If you want to reproduce this skirt for your own small business I would be delighted.
Please note that the patterns I design are not to be used for larger scale production.