Added Jul 13, 2011
I first saw this pattern linked on One Pretty Thing (a fantastic meta-blog for getting ideas churning) and knew that someday I needed to make it for our older daughter. Using fabrics from my stash I managed to pull this together in two days so that it was ready for her Easter morning. She adores it and would happily wear it every day if I’d let her.
I made some adaptations to the pattern, putting only three buttons on the back (frankly, because I was doing the buttons late at night on a Saturday and could only find three matching buttons in my sewing room. Note to self: buy more buttons!). I also skipped the sash and added the knife pleated trim to the skirt.
I also made her a matching head band inspired by this pillow tutorial: http://www.sewhomegrown.com/2011/02/diy-color-path-pillow.html
Both are ostensibly quilting cottons from the quilting section of Fabricland, but the brown with turquoise dots is much heavier than typical quilting cottons.
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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