We are delighted to be the next stop on The Betty Skirt tour. The Shaffer Sisters created this sweet little skirt pattern, and have are hosting the blog tour to show it off.
There have been some fantastic versions of The Betty Skirt, and if you haven’t already, go visit the other Betty Skirts. If you’ve been around Skirt Fixation very long, you know we L.O.V.E. the Betty Skirt. We made two for Annie already, the seashell skirt, and the honeybee skirt. But she’s had a mega growth spurt and outgrown them both!
So it was time for a new Betty Skirt, and we wanted to make one that was going to last her through the fall and winter. We decided to refashion a sweater to make her new Betty Skirt.
We found this 2XL argyle cardigan at Goodwill, and our new Betty Skirt began to take shape. The other two Betty Skirts we made were the gathered version, and this time we wanted to make the version with the placket, so the cardigan fit the ticket perfectly. Although this sweater was very big to start with, it wasn’t quite big enough to make the full width of the panels, so this Betty Skirt is not as full as intended, but we’re pretty happy with the way it turned out anyway.
The Betty Skirt is so fast and easy to sew up that we decided to make Annie a matching top, and we turned to our new favorite top pattern, The Bimaa Sweater. At Goodwill, we grabbed another large and matching sweater for The Bimaa.
Talk about another fast sew, this one was even faster because we used the existing hem and some of the existing sleeves. (We made the sleeves extra long so she can cuff them and so she can wear the Bimaa Sweater more than just a few weeks!) Growth spurts be gone!
We used the sleeves from the first sweater to make the shawl collar.
So now Annie has a new outfit, a Betty (Sweater) Skirt and matching Bimaa Sweater. The only thing left to do is figure out how to make one in my size!
The Shaffer Sisters have graciously allowed us to giveaway one copy of The Betty Skirt, so use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win. This giveaway ends Saturday night, so if you’re not the winner, you still have one more day to use the coupon code “BETTYTOUR” for 30% off The Betty Skirt. Believe me, this is one pattern you will make over and over and over again!