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Giveaway Winners for All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats

Veronika Skirt (FREE pattern!) sewn by Skirt Fixation

The last 2 months have been so fun because we got to sew up all the Megan Nielsen skirt patterns using fabric from Imagine Gnats.  And some of you had fun doing the same!  Before we reveal the giveaway winners, we want to review the Megan Nielsen skirts.

Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim

Kelly Skirt sewn in Indigo Denim

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

All 3 views of the Axel Skirt, one in striped knit.

Hello Holli wearing the Erin Maternity skirt by Megan Nielsen. Sewn with fabric from Imagine Gnats.

The ever cute Hello Holli in the Erin Skirt sewn with knit from Imagine Gnats.

Brumby Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Brumby skirt in double gauze.

Veronika Skirt (FREE pattern!) sewn by Skirt Fixation

Veronika Skirt in knit.

Cascade Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Cascade Skirt in French Terry

There were 3 lovely ladies who linked up things they’d sewn with a Megan Nielsen pattern or fabric from Imagine Gnats.

Cat is a Kitty linked up two things including this darling Brumby Skirt.

Our good friend Michelle from Falafel and the Bee linked up a few things she’d made with fabric from Imagine Gnats.

Dana from Sew Thrifty linked up some darling maternity clothing, and was the crowd favorite, winning 1 PDF pattern from Megan Nielsen and $50 from Imagine Gnats.

And the random winner of the Rafflecopter giveaway is Emi from Just Add Fabric, who happens to be an amazing seamstress.

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

We will be donating the handkerchief hem Axel skirt to Skirting the Issue, which is happening right now!

That’s it for this edition of All The Skirts.  Stay tuned of the next edition of All The Skirts, coming soon!

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Cascade Skirt {All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats}

Cascade Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Due to technical difficulties (also known as a waiting line for the sewing machine because of 4H project deadlines) Friday’s All The Skirts post is being published today.  (More on those awesome 4H projects coming soon!)

Cascade Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The final skirt for All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats is the Cascade Skirt.  The Cascade skirt has a lot of things going on in one amazing skirt.  It’s a wrap skirt, a circle skirt, has options to tie in the front,  the back or button up, and has a high low hem!  And beside all that, we decided to make it into a swim suit coverup.

French terry Cascade skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Imagine you’ve been swimming for a couple of hours and it’s time to settle down on the grassy shore and watch everyone else for a while.  You wade up to the shore, grab your Cascade Skirt made from jade french terry backed wick away lycra fabric., and wrap it around you like a towel, except waaaaay classier because it’s the Cascade Skirt!

French terry Cascade skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Cascade Skirt can be made in 5 sizes from XS to XL.  There are 3 versions to choose from, and the variations all depend on how you want to close the skirt.  Tie in front, tie in back, or a simple double button closure in the front.  This pattern is rated a 1 out of 5 skill level needed.  All the illustrations are drawn and very easy to follow.

French terry Cascade skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Since the side seams can show due to the high low hem,  instructions are included for french seams.  We just love thoughtful touches like that.  There are only 3 pattern pieces needed for making any of the views of the Cascade Skirt.  The pattern suggests hand tacking the waistband down, and even though I usually avoid hand sewing like the plague, I found this to be the best solution for getting the waistband not to twist.  I may or may not have paid Allegra in chocolate to rip it out for me.

French terry Cascade skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Let’s move on the that delicious jade french terry backed wick away lycra fabric.  There are so many fabrics at Imagine Gnats that could be used to make a lovely Cascade Skirt.  I almost went with this eyelet because the Cascade Skirt instructions include directions for lining it.  And then there’s this drapey knit.  Finally, I did the only sensible thing to do and asked Rachel, the owner of Imagine Gnats for her help.

French terry Cascade skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

When I finally settled on the idea of a swim suit coverup, she helped me choose this gorgeous french terry fabric.  While this color matches Aria’s swim suit and she immediately claimed this Cascade Skirt, I’m pretty sure I’ll be sewing at least one more.

French terry Cascade skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Speaking of sewing Megan Nielsen patterns and Imagine Gnats fabric, it’s time to vote on those entries in the Inlinkz sew along.  The crowd favorite will win 1 Megan Nielsen PDF pattern and $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats.  Also, the Rafflecopter is still open for a few more days, so enter away for your chance to win 1 Megan Nielsen PDF pattern and $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats!

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Veronika Skirt {All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats}

Veronika Skirt (FREE pattern!) sewn by Skirt Fixation

Before we start today I want to point out that the Inlinkz is pretty lonely which makes your chances of winning pretty high!  Stick around until the end of the post to find the link up.  Also, the 15% off discount at the end of the post ends July 15…hurry and grab all your Megan Nielsen patterns!

Veronika Skirt (FREE pattern!) sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Veronika Skirt is next up for All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats.  The Veronika Skirt is a FREE pattern!  It is a full circle skirt that can be made from woven or stretch fabrics.  There are 3 versions, 2 waistband options, and some scalloped pockets.  The Veronika skirt can be made in 5 sizes from XS to XL.

Veronika Skirt (FREE pattern!) sewn by Skirt Fixation

We changed up the Veronika Skirt pattern in two ways.  This was because Aria decided to use the Veronika Skirt pattern as part of her sewing 4H project this year and she wanted to customize it for herself.  The first change we made was to make it a 1/2 circle skirt instead of a full circle skirt.  This is a very easy change, all we had to do was cut the pattern NOT on the fold, on a single layer of fabric.  Another thing we had to change by doing this was to cut the top of the pattern piece larger.  For Aria, this meant measuring down 4″ from the top of the pattern.  And the final change we did in making a 1/2 circle skirt was to double the height of the waistband due to Aria’s preference.

Veronika Skirt (FREE pattern!) sewn by Skirt Fixation

The other change you’ve probably noticed is the length.  Aria wanted to maximize the effect, so we measured her desired finished length and made the Veronika skirt that long.  This change would not have been possible with a full circle skirt unless we added more seams into the skirt due to the width constraints of the fabric.

Veronika Skirt (FREE pattern!) sewn by Skirt Fixation

Like all Megan Nielsen patterns we’ve sewn, the Veronika skirt is a great pattern.  This skill level is rated as a 1 out of 5, and Aria truly made this skirt by herself after I helped figure the changes to the cutting layout.  The illustrations in the pattern are drawn, and the instructions are clear and simple.

Veronika Skirt (FREE pattern!) sewn by Skirt Fixation

The fabric we used for the Veronika skirt was in our stash, it’s some of our favorite knit fabric from JoAnn Fabrics.  But Imagine Gnats has many really great fabrics that would work for a Veronika skirt like this one, or this one!

Veronika Skirt (FREE pattern!) sewn by Skirt Fixation

Now it’s your turn to play.  The Inlinkz is open for you to link up anything you’ve made in 2016 using fabric from Imagine Gnats, or any Megan Nielsen pattern!  We can’t wait to see what you’ve created using supplies from these fantastic sponsors.  And remember to use the discount code SKIRTS16 for 15% off at Megan Nielsen.

Also, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.  There will be 2 winners who each receive $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats and 1 PDF pattern from Megan Nielsen.

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Brumby Skirt {All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats}

Brumby Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Brumby Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Pockets!  The Brumby Skirt catches your eye with those deep scoop pockets!  But don’t worry, that’s not all this skirt has to offer.  There is an exposed zipper option, 3 different lengths to choose from, and a contoured waistband.  You can even make a Brumby without pockets if you prefer.  Today we get to show you our Brumby Skirt made with fabric from Imagine Gnats for All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats.

Brumby Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Brumby skirt pattern is a one afternoon sew.  The illustrations are simple and easy to follow.   Basically, Megan Nielsen has created another wonderful skirt pattern.  One thing we really love about all Megan Nielsen patterns are how clean and professionally the skirts are finished on the inside.  On a scale of 1 to 5, this pattern is rated a 2 for difficulty.

Brumby Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Allegra chose Version 2 for her Brumby skirt.  It has more fullness and a midi length.  Plus the pockets, of course!  The front seam with topstitching is another nice detail form this version.  Allegra also chose some Champagne double gauze from Imagine Gnats for this skirt.  It makes such a soft, dreamy skirt.  She chose this color because it’s a good neutral and pairs with everything!

Brumby Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The only change we made to the Brumby skirt was the zipper.  Allegra wanted a regular zipper rather than the exposed option.  She’s already made me promise to sew her another one, so maybe we’ll try the exposed zipper next time!

Brumby Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Now it’s your turn to play.  The Inlinkz is open for you to link up anything you’ve made in 2016 using fabric from Imagine Gnats, or any Megan Nielsen pattern!  We can’t wait to see what you’ve created using supplies from these fantastic sponsors.  And remember to use the discount code SKIRTS16 for 15% off at Megan Nielsen.

Also, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.  There will be 2 winners who each receive $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats and 1 PDF pattern from Megan Nielsen.

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Erin Maternity Skirt {All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats}

Hello Holli wearing the Erin Maternity skirt by Megan Nielsen. Sewn with fabric from Imagine Gnats.

Holli from Hello Holli is sharing with us the next Megan Nielsen skirt pattern.  Brace yourself for serious awwww factor!

Hello Holli wearing the Erin Maternity skirt by Megan Nielsen.  Sewn with fabric from Imagine Gnats.

Hello Skirt Fixation readers!

One fabulous thing about the ladies here reviewing ALL THE SKIRTS is that they can cover girls, teens, and women’s patterns. They’ve got it all covered! Except… maternity! So lucky me, in my last little bit of pregnancy, I got to jump in and sew up the Erin Maternity Skirt by Megan Nielsen. I’ve been a long time admirer of Megan Nielsen’s aesthetic so I jumped at the chance to sew up one of her patterns. Spoiler alert: It won’t be the last time I sew one up- I loved it!

Hello Holli wearing the Erin Maternity skirt by Megan Nielsen.  Sewn with fabric from Imagine Gnats.

The Erin Maternity skirt is a knit pencil skirt with an elastic waist and side ruching. I like to wear my giant belly proudly so I’m no stranger to pencil skirts and pregnancy- but I usually just wear knit ones a size larger and wear them under my belly. By the end of pregnancy wearing things under my belly is anything but comfortable, so this over-the-belly style is perfect right through till the end. Speaking of the end- these pictures were taken at 38 weeks (baby was born at 39), and as you can see my belly still fits! I wish I’d have made like 5 of these much sooner in my pregnancy as it was much more comfortable than the other skirts I’d been wearing.  I love the option of wearing it with a top tucked in like I did here, or with a longer  loose top.

Hello Holli wearing the Erin Maternity skirt by Megan Nielsen.  Sewn with fabric from Imagine Gnats.

I selected my size based on my normal pre-pregnancy size as directed and found that to be accurate. The construction was easy as could be- a definite beginner friendly project. It came together really quickly, and it’s a good thing, because I didn’t have much energy left for things like sewing, cooking dinner, or getting myself off of the couch ☺ The instructions were easy to follow and the pattern itself was well drafted.

Hello Holli wearing the Erin Maternity skirt by Megan Nielsen.  Sewn with fabric from Imagine Gnats.

The fabric I used is an organic cotton interlock from Imagine Gnats. It doesn’t look like it’s in stock anymore, but she’s got lots of other fabrics that would work great for this skirt, like this great Art Gallery knit if  you’re looking for a fun print (http://imaginegnats.com/shop/avantgarde-fluxus-ochre-knit/) or this cotton jersey (http://imaginegnats.com/shop/laguna-cotton-jersey-onyx/) available in several colors for a good basic. While the interlock worked for this skirt, you can see at the most stretched points that the white fibers are showing through the printed  black- so a printed interlock may not be the best choice. Still, I love this print!

I’ll be holding on to this pattern for any future pregnancies and definitely see it as a versatile staple piece for a maternity wardrobe!

Hello Holli wearing the Erin Maternity skirt by Megan Nielsen.  Sewn with fabric from Imagine Gnats.

Thank you so much Holli!  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cuter pregnant lady, and I KNOW I’ve never seen a cuter maternity skirt!!  Everyone, be sure to visit Hello Holli for lots more beautiful sewing.

Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats and a PDF pattern from Megan Nielsen.

 

Also the Inlinkz is open for you to link up anything you’ve made in 2016 using fabric from Imagine Gnats, or any Megan Nielsen pattern!  We can’t wait to see what you’ve created using supplies from these fantastic sponsors.  And remember to use the discount code SKIRTS16 for 15% off at Megan Nielsen.

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Axel Skirts {All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats}

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Megan Nielsen’s Axel skirt pattern is their newest released skirt pattern.  If you said it was their latest and greatest, you might be right!

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The special thing about the Axel Skirt pattern is that there are 3 versions.  But each of these views is so unique that it’s like getting 3 different patterns for the price of 1.  So of course I ended up sewing all 3 of the versions.

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Axel Skirts are form fitting knit skirts with a variety of hem finishes.  They are very quick and easy to construct.  The patterns are illustrations, simple and easy to follow.  Both body measurements and finished garment measurements are given, and we suggest to look at both as well as the stretch of the knit fabric you will be using before cutting out your size.  These skirts are designed to be hip hugging, so if you are working with a less stretchy fabric you won’t be able to get it on if you don’t pay attention to this.  I won’t tell you which of the 3 skirts I spent hours ripping out the side seams and sewing them at 1/4 seam allowance instead of the 5/8 seam allowance allowed to get more room for hips!  (Hint: the one with the longest seams for the lady who’s birthed 7 children…)

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Let’s take a closer look at each view.  Version 1 has a handkerchief hem.  You can also even out the points and make a trumpet shaped skirt if desired.  I used brown ponte de roma for this skirt, purchased at JoAnn Fabrics.

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Version 2 is a knee length skirt with hip sashes.  Yes, I hacked this skirt into a maxi skirt because that’s what I love!  I used some jersey knit stripe fabric from Imagine Gnats, and right now it’s on sale for $4.50 per yard!   It’s quite thin, but worked beautifully for this skirt.  I wasn’t sure I was going to like the hip sashes, but I actually think they’re fun and remind me of the 90s when we would tie sweaters around our hips and think we looked so coooool!

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Version 3 is a midi length skirt with a slit that can be worn in either the front or the back.  Allegra loves this skirt and suggested she needs a leather jacket to go with it.  Hmmmm…  I used fabric from Cali Fabrics.  I don’t remember which fabric I purchased, but go check them out if you never have.  And here’s a way to get 10% off: Get 10% off  off your first purchase using my unique referral code: http://www.califabrics.com?redeem=NTczOTc2YjRiMDk3MTUwMzAwYjVhYTQ5

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

So basically, we love the Axel Skirt and we’re pretty sure everyone can find a version they like of this skirt too!  Now it’s your turn to get involved with All The Skirts.  Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats and a PDF pattern from Megan Nielsen.

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Also the Inlinkz is open for you to link up anything you’ve made in 2016 using fabric from Imagine Gnats, or any Megan Nielsen pattern!  We can’t wait to see what you’ve created using supplies from these fantastic sponsors.  And remember to use the discount code SKIRTS16 for 15% off at Megan Nielsen.

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Kelly Skirt {All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats}

Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim

Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim

The Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen is everything Aria has ever asked for in a skirt!  Today we get to show you the first skirt we’ve made for All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats.

Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim

The Kelly Skirt is a button front pleated skirt with pockets.  It sits on the natural waist, and has a delicious wide waistband.  The pleats are situated both in the front and the back.  The Kelly Skirt can be made in 5 sizes from XS to XL.  For Aria, we sewed a size M with 5 inches added to end up midi length, like the illustrated pattern.  (I wonder where she gets her height from…)

Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim

The instructions for the Kelly Skirt are concise and thorough.  At no time were we confused, and we think a beginning sewist looking for a challenge could produce very spiffy results with this pattern!

Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim

Aria loves those huge scooping pockets!  She’s always been a fan of pockets, the bigger the better.  They have topstitching on the edges, in fact, this skirt has a lot of topstitching everywhere, and that’s one of the things that gives is such a professional looking finish.

Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim

The fabric we used is La Brea Denim in Indigo from Imagine Gnats and it’s simply divine!  It’s light and airy for summer, but substantial enough not to be too thin.  It washes well and a quick touch of the iron smoothes out any wrinkles.  As I was working with it, I was imagining all the other garments I wanted to sew with it.  So expect to see more of it here in the future!

Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim

After much debate, we decided to go with the buttons you see pictured on the Kelly Skirt.  Part of our indecision was too many of us in the button row of the fabric store together, and the other part was that there were so many different buttons the looked fantastic with this fabric!

Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim

Now it’s your turn to get involved with All The Skirts.  Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats and a PDF pattern from Megan Nielsen.

Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim

Also today we’re opening up the Inlinkz for you to link up anything you’ve made in 2016 using fabric from Imagine Gnats, or any Megan Nielsen pattern!  We can’t wait to see what you’ve created using supplies from these fantastic sponsors.  And remember to use the discount code SKIRTS16 for 15% off at Megan Nielsen.

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Kelly Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation in Indigo Denim
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All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats

We’re so happy to bring you the next edition of All The Skirts.  This time the pattern sponsor is Megan Nielsen and the fabric sponsor is Imagine Gnats.  We’re terribly honored to have Imagine Gnats back for this edition of All The Skirts because Rachael, the owner of Imagine Gnats, believed in our All The Skirts vision enough to sponsor the very first edition of All The Skirts and get our fledgling series off to a great start.  This time is sure to be another wonderful edition.

Megan Nielsen

It’s pretty likely you’ve seen a pattern created by Megan Nielsen before.  Megan Nielsen is the founder and designer of Megan Nielsen Patterns.  As a mother of three, she works from home to spend as much time with her kids as possible.  She lives in Perth, Australia with her family and loves to be outdoors enjoying the sunshine and beautiful scenery that her home time is blessed with.  She stared sewing by teaching herself as a teenager and ended up creating her own ready to wear collection in 2010.  After receiving numerous requests for tutorials on how to recreate her designs, she realized there was a gap in the market for contemporary, wearable and adaptable sewing patterns.  She loves sharing her designs with fellow sewers and seeing they have been empowered to create their own garments.

Megan is a great believer in making pieces that fit into daily life, so her designs usually come from a desire to have a garment that she can’t find anywhere else.  As much as she loves wearing and sewing pretty dresses and things like that, the gaps in her wardrobe were always casual wear and maternity pieces. Her philosophy is that for a pattern to be a valuable purchase it should be used over and over – so she only creates patterns that will be essential to the wardrobe of the modern woman.

Megan Nielsen patterns

There are 6 Megan Nielsen skirt patterns that we will be sewing.  Actually, since the Erin skirt pattern is a maternity skirt, we will be having a guest blogger, Holli from Hello Holli, review that skirt pattern for you.

You will want to be sure to follow Megan Nielsen on social media through the Rafflecopter widget below, which gains you entries into the 1st giveaway of $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats and 1 pdf pattern of your choice from Megan Nielsen!

And probably best of all, Megan Nielsen is offering 15% off to Skirt Fixation readers for the duration of  All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats.  Be sure to snap up some Megan Nielsen patterns because the way to enter the 2nd giveaway (also $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats and 1 pdf pattern of your choosing from Megan Nielsen) is to link up anything you’ve sewn in 2016 with a Megan Nielsen pattern or fabric from Imagine Gnats!

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Since we sew with and review fabric from Imagine Gnats all the time here on Skirt Fixation, not much of an introduction is needed there either!  Probably the best thing about ordering fabric from Imagine Gnats is the speedy shipping and wonderful customer service.  We feel like we’re great friends with Rachael even though we’ve never met simply because of all the times we’ve communicated with her about fabric and patterns and so on!  And that’s not even getting started on all the amazing fabric she stocks at Imagine Gnats.  With a focus on apparel fabric, we return to Imagine Gnats for our fabric needs again and again, and we think you should too!

Be sure to connect with Imagine Gnats on social media through the Rafflecopter below and you will be entered in the 1st giveaway.  To enter the 2nd giveaway, link up anything you’ve sewn in 2016 with fabric from Imagine Gnats.

The Rafflecopter is open right now, and the link up will open up next week when we show you the first Megan Nielsen skirt pattern we’ve sewn with fabric from Imagine Gnats.  Until then, happy shopping (and remember to use the discount code SKIRTS16 for 15% off at Megan Nielsen.)

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All The Skirts Wrap Up & Giveaway Winner

Tilly Circle Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

It’s time to wrap up this edition of All The Skirts and reveal the giveaway winners.  Sewing up the Simple Life Pattern Company skirts was such a fun exercise for us!  We loved using fabric from Phat Quarters, and will continue to do so often!  Here’s another look at all the SLPco skirt patterns.

Pepper's Peekaboo Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Star Wars fabric from Phat Quarters

Pepper’s Peekaboo Ruffle Skirt in Star Wars fabrics.

Penny Pencil Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Art Gallery Fabrics denim from Phat Quarters. A perfect denim skirt for a little girl!

Penny Pencil Skirt sewn in Canyon Sunset Art Gallery Fabrics denim.

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

Polly Skirt sewn in Four Corners fabric.

Tilly Circle Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Tilly Circle Skirt sewn in Cloud 9 Leafscape

Daphne Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Daphne Skirt sewn in Row by Row Deep knit fabric and Coffee Bean Peppered Cotton

And of course, the amazing Teri Dodds sewed up the Baby Pepper Peekaboo Ruffle Skirt for her darling daughter using the Bunny Garden line from Phat Quarters.

Several people chose to sew along with us using SLPco patterns and fabric from Phat Quarters.  Here are our favorites from the link up:

Annie:  I love the All Spice Dress.  It looks “old time-ish!”  (sewn by Paisley Roots)

Aria:  I love the Mori Dress by Paisley Roots.  Those colors and what she did with the stripes are fantastic!

Spring is coming… #slpco #slpcoayda

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Allegra:  I love the colors and the style of this top by saraimunki on Instagram.

#SLPco #slpcobella A cute sew from the weekend.

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Audrey:  This sweet, vintage feel dress by Cassy is so adorable!!

The favorite from the link up and also the winner of $30 to spend at SLPco and $20 to spend at Phat Quarters is: Karly from Paisley Roots for her Mori Dress that was Aria’s favorite above!  Watch your inbox Karly!

The random winner of the Rafflecopter giveaway of $30 to spend at SLPco and $20 to spend at Phat Quarters is: Tracy Chin- watch your inbox!

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

And last but not least, we have a little variation on our skirt donation.  You see, one the ladies who run Skirting The Issue has adopted a little refugee girl.  We thought she would love this skirt, sewn up in Four Corners Fabric, and have already gifted it to her.

So that’s it for today.  Next week we have a very exciting blog tour, and the following Friday we’ll update you on the next edition of All The Skirts.

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Baby Pepper’s Peekaboo Ruffle Skirt {All The Skirts: SLPco & Phat Quarters}

CJ skirt 1

Hi! I am Teri from FA Sew La and I am thrilled to be guest posting at Skirt Fixation today as part of All The Skirts: SLPco + Phat Quarters edition. I have loved following along with this series and seeing all of the amazing skirts that Audrey has been making. (I am more than a little jealous of Annie’s wardrobe!) Simple Life Pattern Co has one skirt pattern that comes in size newborn to 24 months, Baby Pepper’s Peekabo Ruffle Skirt. Audrey asked if I would like to make the skirt for my 14 month old daughter, Caroline, and I jumped at the chance.

CJ skirt 5

Baby Pepper’s skirt is a double layered skirt with 2 ruffled borders and a sweet little pick-up tie. This is the kind of skirt I dreamed about sewing up for my little girl long before I actually had my own little girl. It is so pouffy and frilly and adorable.

CJ skirt 4

It’s an easy sew; there are no pattern pieces, just dimensions given and photo illustrations to guide you along the way. This skirt requires a lot of gathering. I really appreciated the tip that is given in the pattern to sew the basting stitch at the longest length with your machine’s tension cranked up to the highest level. Doing this causes the fabric to gather on it’s own and you can just finesse the ruffles a bit as you pin them in place.

CJ skirt

The fabric I used was provided by Phat Quarters. The three prints are from the line Bunny Garden by Lewis & Irene (here, here, and here) and the two solids are Art Gallery solids (here and here.)

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I love the body that these fabrics gave to the ruffles on this skirt and those tiny flowers and bunnies are just too cute. I made the biggest size, 18-24 months, in the hopes that Caroline will be able to wear this for quite a while. It will be an easy fix to adjust the length of the elastic in the waist as she grows.

CJ skirt 3

Are those jazz hands?!? I had a hilarious time trying to get pictures of this little mover. She isn’t walking yet but she pulls up on everything. She kept trying to scoot away from me whenever I put her on the ground. She actually giggled when I put this skirt on her, which I think means she loves it as much as I do!

Caroline collage

Thank you so much to the ladies at Skirt Fixation for having Caroline and me! Thanks to Phat Quarters and SLPco for the adorable fabric and pattern. You’ve made this mama’s “baby in a frilly skirt” dreams come true!

~Teri

Thanks so much Teri!  Your little girl is so adorable.  And that skirt is simply darling on her.  This is the last week to enter the giveaway, so be sure to link up and enter soon.

Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below, or link up to the Inlinkz!  There are going to be 2 winners, one random winner from the Rafflecopter giveaway, and one (crowd favorite) from the Inlinkz link up.  Each winner will receive $30 to spend in the Simple Life Pattern Company store, AND $20 to spend in the Phat Quarters Etsy shop.

This is also the final week for shopping at Phat Quarters with the exclusive discount code PHATSKIRTS at checkout for a 10% discount.  Then add your creation (or anything you’ve made in 2016 with a SLPco pattern or fabric from Phat Quarters) in the link up below.

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