The last time I followed an actual pattern I was in my 8th grade Home Economics class. I made a rockin‘ prairie skirt. It was brown and had an eyelet lace ruffle. So very Little House on the Prairie, and trust me, LHOTP was hot in the 80s. I like to sew, but have no patience for patterns. They confuse and frustrate me and I can never get the tissue paper all folded up and stuffed back in the envelope. But I was totally inspired by this “pull on” (a.k.a. – no zipper. I’ve never done a zipper….) skirt. I bought the pattern [Simplicity 5505] this weekend and finished this skirt in less than an hour!
I hemmed it with hot pink bias tape. I made my 3.5 year old the same skirt, but added a white grosgrain ribbon to the bottom to lengthen it a smidge. I can’t imagine ever being all Matchy McMatcherson and wearing them together, but there was left over fabric that I just couldn’t waste!
p.s. TISSUE PATTERN TIP: I put clear tape all around the perimeter of the pattern before cutting it out. It helped give it a little oompfh for stability and as a bonus, I am not worried about tearing it. Tricky huh?