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Grenoble, Vercors, France


I'm Sylvie Damey, french designer living in the french Alps.
I learned to knit as a child, but taught myself to crochet a few years after my first daughter was born and I had started ...

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Favorite applique skirt, for girls 2 to5

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Favorite applique skirt, for girls 2 to5
Favorite applique skirt, for girls 2 to5
Favorite applique skirt, for girls 2 to5
Favorite applique skirt, for girls 2 to5
Favorite applique skirt, for girls 2 to5
Favorite applique skirt, for girls 2 to5

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew the basic stitches with your sewing machine: straight seam and zigzag

Pattern Description:

I love sewing skirts for my daughters, and my daughter is a huge fan of cats ! I designed this skirt so that she'd have a virtual cat on her lap every time she wears this skirt ! ;-)

This pattern is richly illustrated with step by step photos, with detailed instructions. It's a super easy project, suitable for any beginner seamstress who masters the straight and zigzag seams.

It's a fantastic versatile pattern, to make winter or summer skits, depending on your main fabric, and it looks great with leggings !

I like to use beautiful vintage upholstery fabrics, or pretty velvets: you'll use 3 different fabrics for the main panels of this skirt so it's great fun to combine colors and textures. Pattern includes detailed tips on how to choose and combine your fabrics.

Just let the little girl you're making this for choose the applique she wants on her skirt: maybe she likes horses, or russian dolls like my younger daugter... !

Pattern includes step by step instructions with tons of photos, and fully drafted pattern pieces.
Two sizes are available: 2 to 3 years old, OR 4 to 5 years old.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2 sizes are included in pattern: 2/3 (4/5) year old


  • 3 fat quarters (or about 1/3 meter/yard of fabric) in 3 different colors for the skirt panels.
  • About 1/2 meter/yard of contrasting fabric. I usually use lighter fabric for those, such as quilting weight cotton.
  • Optional: applique shapes cut from quilting weight fabric. I like to use matryoshkas or cat motifs, but you could also use horses/flowers appliqus... or anything you can think of ! My motifs usually measure around 10 cm (4') high.

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 cm (2/3') wide elastic band, in length suitable to fit recipient of skirt.