I got the 4th graders birthday skirt finished seconds before we walked out the door to church! Phew! It looks darling on her … of course I didn’t get a picture of her IN the skirt, but you’ll get the idea. I used this pattern last year for the 3rd graders birthday skirt, but this time I didn’t lengthen it.
The 4th grader cut the pattern and fabric out for me during spring break … her first time laying out a pattern, pinning the pieces down and cutting the fabric following the paper pieces. She did great, but we had a bit of a problem along the hemline … In order to make it modest enough to wear to church, I added the sunshine yellow trim as the hem. The 5/8″ I should have used as the hem, got lost in straightening the hemline. All good, the sunshine yellow is a darling addition to the skirt. I also used it as the facing along the waist band. Yet another little detail no one will see, but takes this mama made skirt and steps it up a notch.
BTW this is Butterick pattern is a good one. I like how quickly it sews together. Without interruptions I can sew it up in four hours or so … this week, I wasn’t able to do it all in one swoop, but it still came together really quickly.