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Marigold Skirt {All The Skirts: Blank Slate Patterns & Hawthorne Threads}

Marigold Skirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne Threads

Marigold Skirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsHave you seen the Marigold pattern by Blank Slate Patterns?  It’s a beautiful dress pattern, but did you know there is a skirt included in the pattern?  We’re here today to show you just how wonderful the Marigold Skirt is.Marigold Skirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsThe Marigold Skirt has two features that will have you reaching for this skirt over and over again.  First of all, comfort.  The wide elastic waist provides the ultimate comfort skirt experience!  For those days when it’s going to be a loooooong day; pull out the Marigold skirt.  The second starring feature of this skirt is the pockets.  Because POCKETS!  What Mom couldn’t use an extra hand or two, and pockets provide a little help when needed.Marigold Skirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsWe only made one change to the Marigold Skirt pattern, and that was adding length (surprise, surprise!)  The pattern pieces give the finished lengths for the above the knee and below the knee skirts.  For most women, they are probably accurate, but when you are 6 feet tall, the below the knee length falls above the knee and the above the knee length is ooh la la!  So I simply added 5 inches and ended up with a below the knee length.  This length is great for summer, but now that I saw how easy it was to add length, I’m itching to make a maxi version for fall!Marigold Skirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsLet’s talk about that fabulous fabric on the Marigold Skirt for a minute, shall we?  The fabric is from Hawthorne Threads and is from their new Fawn line of fabrics.  This fabric is called Forget Me Not in Aspen.  It’s feminine, delicate, and oh so summery!Marigold Skirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsOne thing we didn’t realize about Hawthorne Threads in house fabrics is that they are printed fabrics.  Never having received fabric from them before, we were pleasantly pleased to see the care instructions included.  Their tip about using a fine needle on Hawthorne Threads fabric was so helpful and necessary for a professional finished product.Marigold Skirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsSince I’m working on my summer wardrobe, I made a top to go with my new Marigold Skirt.  I used the Renfrew pattern from Sewaholic, without the cowl neck for summer.   I made a couple of adjustments from the last time I made it.   First I widened the shoulders, cuz, you know, tall girls have wide shoulders!  And I also raised the scoop neckline about 1 inch for modesty.  Let’s face it, I’m a Mom with 7 kids and I bend over to pick up kids or their toys approximately 7 million times in a day!Marigold Skirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsI used my favorite fabric from JoAnn Fabrics.  It’s the same as Annie’s Uptown Downtown dress, and now I know why she wore that dress almost every day this winter.  Comfortable!!!Marigold Skirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsThe last thing I did on the Renfrew shirt pattern was to stitch down the neckband, cuffs and waistband using a zig zag stitch.   This was only called for on the neckline, but adds some structure, interest and stability to the shirt.  And I dislike adjusting hems, so now these will stay put! Marigold Skirt by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsWe want you to join in the fun with Blank Slate Patterns and Hawthorne Threads, so we invite you to add any thing you made using a Blank Slate Pattern or fabric from one of Hawthorne Threads in house fabrics to our link up.

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7 thoughts on “Marigold Skirt {All The Skirts: Blank Slate Patterns & Hawthorne Threads}

  1. Nothing to do with skirts but I didn’t know you had 7 kids!!! You look amazing! Ok, and the skirt looks great too!

    1. Awwww, thanks, Janice!

  2. Love the skirt and the fabric is beautiful! I also love this top – I am going to have to try it 😉

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  4. Your skirt and top are beautiful! Could you share the size range of this pattern?

    Thank you,

    Jillee

    1. The Marigold Pattern comes in sizes XXS to XL. The Renfrew Pattern comes in sizes 0 to 16.

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