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Schoolday Skirt {All The Skirts: Blank Slate Pattern & Hawthorne Threads}

Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne Threads

Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsIt’s summer and school’s out, so naturally we sewed up the Schoolday Skirt from Blank Slate Patterns!  But since we educate at home, we can wear school skirts anytime, right? Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsAnd when the fabric is as summery as the Calliope line from Hawthorne Threads, it’s awesome!  Also, it’s the first day of Kids Clothes Week, so we just HAD to post this today.Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsIf you read our favorite skirt pattern post on the Oliver+S blog, you already know we have a thing for pleated skirts. Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsThe Schoolday Skirt has a sweet little button up front bib and an elastic back.  (We used buttonhole elastic, our new favorite way to make a girl skirt!) Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsBelow the yoke are the most business like pleats you can imagine.  And the most amazing thing ever is the way the measurements on the pleats line up perfectly with the rest of the skirt. Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsWe knew Melissa, Blank Slate Pattern’s designer, was a pattern technician, but this was incredible!  There was absolutely no adjusting of the pleats required at the end to make them line up…they just did!  Talk about smart; maybe that’s why it’s called the Schoolday Skirt.Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsThe buttons on the Schoolday Skirt yoke are a place to add a little pop of color, if you choose.  So we chose to use pink buttons, Annie’s favorite color.  (Although when her princess outfit was in the making, she declared over and over that blue was her favorite color!)  Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsAria helped me choose the fabric for the Schoolday Skirt, and we discussed the scale of the hearts on this Calliope fabric, (called Feathered Hearts in Bluebell) and decided to take a chance! Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsWe were worried the hearts would not work in the pleats, but I think we choose the right thing.  We just love how those hearts peek in and out of the pleats. Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsAnd then they are accentuated on the yoke.   Did you notice how the hearts are made from little groups of feathers?  Love, love, love!Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsJust like last time, we were really pleased with Hawthorne Fabric’s fabric.  It’s high quality just makes us want to turn to it again and again for every project we sew. Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsPlus there’s all those fantastic prints to try!  We actually have a couple of quilts pieced that are awaiting the perfect backing, and Hawthorne Threads has some really amazing ones we’d like to use.Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne ThreadsNow it’s your turn to win some Blank Slate Patterns and fabric from Hawthorne Threads!  We 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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Blank Slate Pattern's Schoolday Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using fabric from Hawthorne Threads

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One thought on “Schoolday Skirt {All The Skirts: Blank Slate Pattern & Hawthorne Threads}

  1. The skirt is lovely. BTW, we’re homeschooled too!

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