I’m still hard at work on Kids Clothes Week. I had one more project completed before my trip. It is the reversible circle skirt pattern from You & Mie which is based off the MADE circle skirt tutorial. Es is mostly a pants girl, but sometimes she’ll wear skirts and dresses and this one was getting rave reviews. I chose a denim-like fabric for one side and a little floral print for the other. The denim print is a bit heavier than quilting cotton but I wanted something that would match easily.
This was an easy pattern to follow and quick to finish. I like the results but I don’t think it’s going to get much wear because of two mistakes I made. First, Es was being less than cooperative when I first measured her waist. You use this measurement to create your own pattern. My measurement was too big, creating a larger than needed circle and more bulk/fabric than is needed. Second, I should have picked very light-weight fabrics (or at least not used the denim). With two layers it feels very bulky. The pattern warned of this but I ignored it, and I won’t next time I try the pattern. And I will try it again because the pattern was so fun. Es insisted on trying it on over her clothes and really wanted to make it twirl:
I’m still at work on my sailboat pants. I got through the button part with a few mishaps and am slowly chugging along. I hope to finish tomorrow and then start on project #4!