It’s Kid’s Clothes Week again. Again! I can’t believe how quickly the months are flying by at the moment. There are already some amazing projects over on instagram if you search #kidsclothesweek. My plans revolve around autumn and winter sewing, with a few summer skirts thrown in for good measure. Pinafores, pjs and pants.
In any case, I got to sewing last night and made my first Souffle skirt from Flosstyle. The free pattern covers sizes 1-5 and is a very quick sew. I think it took me a little over an hour from start to end.
I quite like the style of this pattern. The paper bag waist is just a little bit different. I had intended to hem the skirt with picot-edge bias binding, but completely forgot until it was too late.
This skirt is made from another project’s left overs and my fabric was an inch short. To compensate I used width of fabric with one side seam instead of cutting two pieces and having two seams. It’s slightly odd, but I can’t see Elena caring. I sewed the size three length, with size two width and elastic.
I snapped some photos before Elena woke this morning.
With my assistant. And his cars.
The skirt is sweet. And perfect for ballet practise, apparently. Two sleeps ’til the cast comes off – and then she really won’t stand still!
- Pattern: Flosstyle Souffle Skirt (free pattern)
- Size: Size 3 length, size 2 width and elastic.
- Fabric: Princess-print quilting cotton by Sugar & Spice Textiles, purchased from Spotlight.
- Variations from pattern: Sewed with one WOF piece, rather than two cut pieces.