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Game Day Dress And Jersey Pattern Review

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

Recently we got to have a lot of fun!  This is because sewing the Game Day Dress and Jersey were lots of fun to sew and wear!  The Game Day Dress and Jersey is a Wee Muses pattern, the brainchild of Annaliese of Aesthetic Nest.

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

We made both a Game Day dress for Annie, and a Game Day Jersey for Thomas.

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

Even though we were testing the pattern for Annaliese, both garments turned out really nice and totally wearable!  But one at a time…

The Game Day Dress Review:

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

We sewed up a Game Day Dress for Annie, sewing it exactly as instructed.  We used part of the last of the four pieces of Birch Organic Flight Knit fabric from Fabricworm.  And we used creamy white knit from JoAnn Fabrics to complete the rest of the dress.  (Scary, I know, to use white for a 6 year old, but so far it’s still white!!)

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

I added the optional sport strip down the side of the dress, and I finally found the perfect color match in the reverse side of the fabric (from JoAnn’s) that I used to make my Jocole yoga skirt!

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

We made her a size 4 with size 6 length.  Next time we make it, we’ll lengthen it even more.  This isn’t necessarily a problem with the pattern, this girl is just growing fast and tall!  But with a pair of tights (which is good for winter too!) this dress is great fun for Annie.

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

The dress is really comfortable for Annie, and she even asked me if she could sleep in it!

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

I did find myself switching back and forth to my double needle often while sewing these two garments, but I think most of the topstitching could be saved until the end.

The Game Day Jersey Review:

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

Annaliese wanted some of her testers to try out the Game Day Dress and Jersey for boys, and we were happy to do that for Thomas.  For his jersey, we used a grey dress (shhh! don’t tell Thomas) and a dreamy soft navy jersey knit from Imagine Gnats.

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

We also used seam binding for the contrast strips on the sleeves instead of making our own from the navy jersey.  (Those edges tend to curl anyway on jersey, and this simplified matters entirely!)  The instructions were easy to follow and just about the same as the dress, just shorter!

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

Next time, I will make the sleeves longer for Thomas, but again, that’s genetics, not pattern issues.

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

Thomas loves his new jersey, and I think he feels very sporty when he wears it.

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

We gave Annaliese the thumbs up for making her pattern work for boys and girls both!

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt FixationAllegra took these two out for a photoshoot and, as usual, produced great photographs!  Of course she had great models in great clothing, if I do say so myself!

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

If you want to add the Game Day Dress and Jersey to your pattern library, (and we totally encourage you to do that!) you can find the pattern here in the Wee Muses pattern shop.

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

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Autumn Skirt Awards

Autumn Skirt Awards by Skirt Fixation

Autumn Skirt Awards by Skirt Fixation

Today is the day that we know you have been waiting all of autumn for.  Well, no need to sit huddling at your computer biting your fingernails in suspense anymore… the most fabulous event of Autumn is here… THE 2014 AUTUMN SKIRT AWARDS!!!   Yes folks, all in caps, as it indeed deserves to be.  Today we award awards (ha) to the awesome ladies who spent time and effort on deserving autumn skirts.  And now let’s get down to the actual awarding of the awards. Dun dun duuuuuuuun!!!

Most Creative Skirt:

This time around we discovered the fabulous Lauramae over at PatternReview, and her seam binding skirt was the creativist of the creative.  (creatival? creativilal?)  She made this skirt during the first challenge of the Sewing Bee, which was to sew an a-line skirt!!!

Creative Skirt Award

Fancy Skirt Award:

This Fancy Skirt Award goes to Annesliese at Aesthetic Nest with her gorgeous taffeta wrap skirt.  Such flair!

Fancy Skirt Award

Best Knit Skirt:

The Best Knit skirt this fall is undoubtedly this draped pencil one by Heather over at Feather’s Flights.  Congratulations!

Knit Skirt Award

Best Little Skirt:

This is probably our favorite award to give, and the hardest to choose the winner.  We chose Stacy’s Peacock Costume Skirt over at At Luce Ends for this fall’s best little skirt.  So, so fun!

Best Little Skirt

Best Maxi Skirt:

Teresa over at Dandelion Drift stunned us with her fabulous Syrah maxi skirt.  We proudly present her with our Best Autumn Maxi skirt award!

Maxi Skirt Award

Best New Pattern:

For this Autumn’s Best New Skirt Pattern we had to go with the Magnolia Skirt Pattern over at Elegance and Elephants. We can’t wait to make it!

Best New Pattern

Fun Skirt Award:

This new award goes to Cassie at Lily Shine Boutique, with her gorgeous Shine Bright skirt that you can actually play with; and if you remember Cassie, it’s because she was the Summer Quick Skirt Award winner!  Congratulations!

Most Fun Skirt

Best Skirt Refashion:

CatAName

This award goes to Give The Cat A Name, who did a fabulous job of refashioning a maternity dress.

Refashion

Best Skirt Tutorial:

We are honored to present this award to Kate at See Kate Sew, who did this amazing pleather skirt tutorial- we love, love, love it!

Best Skirt Tutorial Award

Best Woven Skirt:

Sometimes simple is the most awesome.  This award goes to Margo from Creating In The Gap.  If we had this skirt, we’d wear it every single day!

Woven

Best Autumn Skirt:

Here’s another Betty Skirt- or three, for that matter from Two Many– that merit the Best Autumn Skirt Award.  Hey, can we just declare pleather the official fabric of fall? Please?

Autumn

 

Whew! Can I just say that I’m amazed by the talent in the sewing community?  If you won a badge, go on and grab it and proudly display it to all and sundry on your blog! Which of these were your favorite?  We’d love to hear your opinions!  If you would like to nominate a skirt for the 2014 Winter Skirt Awards, coming at the end of winter, send us an email.

Clapping, Cheering and Whistling,

The Skirt Fixation Team,

Audrey, Allegra, Aria & Annie.