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The Runway Skirt {pattern release}

The Runway Skirt pattern

Today I get to announce a new arrival!  The Runway Skirt is my first sewing pattern, and I’m so excited to share it with you today.  If you’re looking for that special skirt to sew for your holiday events, The Runway Skirt is waiting for you!  You can buy the Runway Skirt at Savvy Patterns.

The Runway Skirt pattern

The Runway Skirt is a vintage inspired skirt in three lengths designed to draw the eyes of all you glide past.  The pattern testers are sure you will be amazed by the number of compliments you receive while wearing the Runway Skirt!  Let’s talk about the three lengths.

Runway Skirt Pattern by Savvy Patterns

Being that the Runway Skirt is designed by me, a 6 foot tall woman, the maxi skirt WILL sweep the floor.  Don’t worry, if you’re not 6 feet tall, there are 5 different lengths to choose from, from 40” – 45” plus directions on how to adjust the length if you need.  This length skirt will be perfect for the upcoming holiday parties where you want to make a smashing impression!  (Because it’s made from knit (or stretch woven) fabrics, no one will guess how comfortable you are!)  The abundance of godets in the back (7 in all!) make sure you swish and sweep everywhere you go.

Runway Skirt by Savvy Patterns

The midi length (4 lengths to chose from 30”-33”) is perfect for both formal and casual events.  With 5 godets in the back, this length is comfortable, stylish and feminine all wrapped up in one.

Runway Skirt by Savvy Patterns

The Runway Skirt also can be made in 4 knee lengths from 23” – 26”.  Flirty and fun, this length holds true to it’s vintage roots with 5 godets also.  As with all lengths, prepare for compliments!

Runway Skirt by Savvy Patterns

The Runway Skirt is graceful yet comfortable because it is made from knit/stretchable fabrics.  A medium weight knit is recommended and easiest to work with although stretch woven fabrics can also be used.  When constructing the skirt from knit fabrics, the invisible zipper is optional, though required with stretch woven.   The star of the show on all lengths are the lightweight godets in the back swishing in your wake.  There is a multitude of fabrics to choose from to make the godets; chiffon, viole, rayon challis, crepe de chine, organza, and so on!  Oh, and if you’ve had a difficult time sewing with these lightweight fabrics in the past, don’t worry, the pattern is packed with tips and instructions to make your experience easier!

Runway Skirt by Savvy Patterns

The Runway Skirt can be made in 14 different sizes from 00 (23” waist 33” hip) to 24 (44’ waist 54” hip.)  The fit is the same across all sizes, perfect in the waist with looser, more vintage ease through the hips.  Instructions for adjusting to a more modern (va-va-voom!) fit are included in the instructions.

Runway Skirt by Savvy Patterns

The Runway Skirt is designed to be the ultimate feminine skirt.  Buy the Runway Skirt at Savvy Patterns, our new shop.  The Runway Skirt can also be purchased at UpCraft Club.  What are you waiting for?  It’s time to get sewing!

Finally, a VERY special thanks to all my fabulous, helpful, thorough pattern testers.  Without them the Runway Skirt would not be what it is!  Next week I will share many more of the testers photos.  And also, I am deeply indebted to Teronia and The Bee and Allegra for their gorgeous modeling on the cover of The Runway Skirt.

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Dollhouse Skirt – New FREE Pattern

FREE Dollhouse Skirt pattern from Skirt Fixation.

Last year, we were inspired by Skirting the Issue to create a free girl’s skirt pattern, the Pegasus Skirt.  This year we decided to do the same.  We are completely over the moon about the release of our second free skirt pattern, The Dollhouse Skirt.

FREE Dollhouse Skirt pattern from Skirt Fixation.

Today we are contributing to Skirting The Issue with this free pattern for the occasion.  We challenge you to sew one up and donate it to a girl in need.

FREE Dollhouse Skirt pattern from Skirt Fixation.

The Dollhouse Skirt is an elastic waist skirt perfect for any doll loving girl.  The skirt is color blocked to resemble a dollhouse, and there are multiple window pockets for storing a doll and her treasures.  The door actually opens and latches closed with a button.  The windows are created from clear vinyl so it is just like a real dollhouse!  Think of how long this interactive skirt will keep her occupied!

FREE Dollhouse Skirt pattern from Skirt Fixation.

The Dollhouse Skirt can be made for any girl from 12 months to 10 years.  You choose the length, mini, midi or even maxi!  The Dollhouse includes clear helpful photo instructions for every step.  If you’ve never made a skirt before, don’t worry, if you can sew a straight line, you can make this skirt.  And even though it looks very intricate, we’re confident you can sew up the Dollhouse Skirt in a couple of hours like we did.

FREE Dollhouse Skirt pattern from Skirt Fixation.

You can get a free copy of the Dollhouse Skirt on Craftsy.  We’ve chosen Craftsy as the host for the Dollhouse Skirt, just as we did for our free Pegasus Skirt pattern for these reasons:

1: Craftsy allows us to get the skirt to you with no fees or charges, which keeps The Pegasus Skirt free! (It’s also free for you to sign up, if you aren’t already a member.)

2: Craftsy is a community of talented makers, and we want to be counted among them.

3: In the Craftsy community, makers are challenged to grow, learn and create greater and greater things, and that is at the heart of the Dollhouse Skirt.

FREE Dollhouse Skirt pattern from Skirt Fixation.

We really want you to try our FREE Dollhouse Skirt pattern, and we’d love to see what you make, so be sure to use the hashtag #dollhouseskirt on social media.  There are so many different fabric and color combinations that could be used to make the Dollhouse Skirt pattern.  We can’t wait to see your Dollhouse Skirt.  So hop over to Craftsy, pick up your free copy of the Dollhouse skirt, and start sewing one today (hopefully for a girl in need!)

FREE Dollhouse Skirt pattern from Skirt Fixation.

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Eleena Dress Review

Eleena dress sewn by Skirt Fixation using floral radiograph fabric she designed!

Eleena dress sewn by Skirt Fixation using floral radiograph fabric she designed!

Yesterday I rolled out my version of the Eleena Dress.  Today I have the privilege of participating in the Eleena Pattern blog tour.  My friend Olga, who designed this pattern, asked me to join the tour and I gladly said yes!

Eleena dress sewn by Skirt Fixation using floral radiograph fabric she designed!

The Eleena dress is a 1960s inspired A-line dress with an inverted pleat in the front and an invisible zipper in the back.  I LOVE that deep inverted pleat!  There are 3 different sleeve options, and I’ve seen it made beautifully with no collar also.  It can be made in 11 sizes from 2 to 12.   For Annie, I made the 6 in width and the size 12 plus 2.5 inches in length.  I also straightened the curve of the hem out a little to accommodate the border print of the fabric.  I used the directions for making the front piece continuous as well due to the nature of a border print fabric.

Eleena dress sewn by Skirt Fixation using floral radiograph fabric she designed!

The Eleena dress instructions are pretty easy to follow, but if you get lost (like I did at one point due to altering the front piece) just contact Olga, and she’ll walk you through it like she did for me.  I have to say the invisible zipper turned out very, very invisible, due to her instructions and my invisible zipper foot.  The illustrations for the instructions are drawn rather than photographs.

Eleena dress sewn by Skirt Fixation using floral radiograph fabric she designed!

I did run into a few problems while making the Eleena dress, but they were mostly due to late night sleepy sewing and the other constraints mentioned above.  Overall, I think this pattern is worth the money (it’s on sale right now on sale for $7.00 (regular price $9.00) through March 7th, 11:59 EST)  And be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter to win 2 patterns from Coffee + Thread and some fabric too!

Eleena dress sewn by Skirt Fixation using floral radiograph fabric she designed!

I’ve been mentioning the fabric I used in a special way because I designed it!  I have always loved floral radiographs (x-rays of flowers) perhaps because they resemble silhouettes.  For my first foray into fabric design, I am collaborating with Albert Koetsier to bring some of his stunning floral radiographs to fabric.

Eleena dress sewn by Skirt Fixation using floral radiograph fabric she designed!

I knew I wanted to create a border print as there are so many design options when working with them.  And it was especially appropriate for flowers.  I can see this as pillows, skirts, curtains, quilt borders, and of course, dresses!  I designed this fabric to be large scale and make a huge impact!  This is just the first design I created, so stay tuned.

Special instructions

Because of the limitations of printing your design on fabric, I have some special instructions about ordering this fabric.  When you load the page, you will probably not see anything on the fabric swatch to the right.  You need to change the amount of fabric you are ordering from Fat Quarter to Yards.  Then the border print will appear on the fabric swatch.  The pattern repeats every yard.  For reference, I needed 2 yards to make the Eleena Dress.

Eleena dress sewn by Skirt Fixation using floral radiograph fabric she designed!

I used basic cotton fabric to make the Eleena Dress.  It is very good quality and holds the inverted pleat beautifully!  However, this fabric can be ordered on 26 different kinds of fabric from canvas to knits.  I have personally felt each one of these fabrics and found them to be of very good quality.  I am also impressed with the customer service.

Eleena dress sewn by Skirt Fixation using floral radiograph fabric she designed!

Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know if you make something with my fabric, I can’t wait to see others creating with it!

Here’s the Eleena dress pattern tour…check them all out!

 

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Eleena dress sewn by Skirt Fixation using floral radiograph fabric she designed!

Dress Pattern:  Eleena Dress by Coffee & Thread

Fabric: Floral Radiograph Border Print designed by ME!

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Fabric Giveaway!!!

Pegasus skirt fabric giveaway

Over the weekend we passed the 100 mark!  That’s right, over 100 people have downloaded our FREE Pegasus Skirt pattern!!  The Pegasus Skirt, a free pattern from Skirt FixationSo we wanted to celebrate with a giveaway.  But we can’t give away the Pegasus Skirt pattern because it’s already FREE!  So we are going to give away enough fabric for one lucky person to make the Pegasus Skirt.

Pegasus skirt fabric giveaway

Up for grabs is 1 yard of Timber Valley fabric from the Brambleberry Ridge line by Violet Craft (a Michael Miller designer.)  Also, 3 fat quarters.  The two purple ones are shot cotton from Imagine Gnats, and a brown linen (leftover from this project!)  All you will need is bias tape, elastic, thread and a sewing machine.  And of course our FREE Pegasus Skirt pattern.

To be eligible to win this fabric, simply leave a comment on this blog post.  You can gain more entries by following us on Instagram and commenting on our giveaway post there.  Have fun and good luck!

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The Pegasus Skirt – A free skirt pattern!

The Pegasus Skirt, a free pattern from Skirt Fixation

We are beyond delighted to release our first sewing pattern.  We’ve named it The Pegasus Skirt and it’s a free skirt pattern.PegasusSkirtCoverWe are calling our pattern The Pegasus Skirt because the quilt block on the border of the skirt is called “Flying Geese” and those horses!  The Pegasus Skirt, a free pattern from Skirt FixationNow to back up and give credit where credit is due, Allegra designed this skirt!!  Allegra is the 16 year old sewing, photographing, designing member of Skirt Fixation. The Pegasus Skirt, a free pattern from Skirt FixationToday we are contributing to Skirting The Issue with this free pattern, and Allegra designed The Pegasus Skirt for the occasion.  We challenge you to sew one up and donate it to a girl in need.  The Pegasus Skirt, a free pattern from Skirt FixationWe’ve been talking about Skirting The Issue all month, and you can see the skirts we’ve already donated to foster girls here, and the skirts for girls in Ecuador made by Allegra, Aria, and Annie and their friends here.

 

The Pegasus Skirt, a free pattern from Skirt FixationThe Pegasus Skirt is a girl’s elastic waist skirt with a quilt border.  This skirt can be made for any girl from age 1 to 16.  You choose the length, mini, midi or even maxi!  The Pegasus Skirt includes clear, helpful photo instructions for every step.  If you’ve never quilted before, have no fear, you can make this skirt!  We’re pretty sure that you can sew this skirt in a couple of hours like we did.  The Pegasus Skirt, a free pattern from Skirt FixationAllegra designed the skirt, and we made the math work out so that there are 2 extra flying geese quilt blocks which become the pocket!  Every little girl’s skirt needs a pocket for holding treasures.The Pegasus Skirt, a free pattern from Skirt Fixation

You can get your free copy of The Pegasus Skirt on Craftsy.  We’ve chosen Craftsy as the host for The Pegasus Skirt for several reasons.

1: Craftsy allows us to get the skirt to you with no fees or charges, which keeps The Pegasus Skirt free! (It’s also free for you to sign up, if you aren’t already a member.)

2: Craftsy is a community of talented makers, and we want to be counted among them.

3: In the Craftsy community, makers are challenged to grow, learn and create greater and greater things, and that is at the heart of The Pegasus Skirt.  If you are an apparel sewist, we are challenging you to try quilting.  If you are a quilter, we are challenging you to try apparel sewing!The Pegasus Skirt, a free pattern from Skirt FixationWe really want you to try our FREE Pegasus Skirt pattern, and we’d love to see what you make, so be sure to use the hashtag #pegasusskirt on social media.  There are so many fun fabric and color combinations that could be used to make The Pegasus Skirt pattern.  We can’t wait to see your Pegasus Skirt.  So hop over to Craftsy, pick up your free copy of The Pegasus Skirt, and start sewing today (hopefully for a girl in need!)

The Pegasus Skirt, a free pattern from Skirt Fixation