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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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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

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Easy T-shirt Skirt {All The Skirts: Blank Slate Patterns & Hawthorne Threads}

Easy T-shirt Skirt Tutorial by Melly Sews sewed by Skirt Fixation

Easy T-shirt Skirt Tutorial by Melly Sews sewed by Skirt FixationAs we promised at the beginning of All The Skirts: Blank Slate Patterns & Hawthorne Threads, we used one of the 10 free skirt tutorials from Melly Sews to bring you today’s skirt.  Make that skirts.  Because this free skirt tutorial was so fast and easy and the end result so fun and comfortable we just had to make two!

Easy T-shirt Skirt Tutorial by Melly Sews sewed by Skirt Fixation

The Easy T-shirt Skirt Tutorial is a cute and most of all COMFORTABLE way to refashion old t-shirts.  If you’ve been around Skirt Fixation very long at all, you know how much we love refashioning clothes.  So the Easy T-shirt Skirt Tutorial was a must make.Easy T-shirt Skirt Tutorial by Melly Sews sewed by Skirt FixationWe started with 2 XL t-shirts passed on from the tallest male in our household.  One was a plain green t-shirt, the other an Old Navy t-shirt.  This would be a great refashion for those old team t-shirts…a new way to support your favorite team!Easy T-shirt Skirt Tutorial by Melly Sews sewed by Skirt FixationWe simply followed the Melly Sews tutorial almost to the letter, and about 45 minutes later, we had 2 new skirts.  The almost part was that our sleeves weren’t big enough to make the pockets, so we used leftover brown fabric from this skirt.Easy T-shirt Skirt Tutorial by Melly Sews sewed by Skirt FixationOh, and the exposed elastic waistbands on these skirts are also upcycled from old skirts!  We didn’t have the right size of elastic in our stash, so we “borrowed” the elastic from 2 skirts in the “to-be-refashioned” pile.  Except that we’re not giving it back because these skirts are too comfortable to part with!Easy T-shirt Skirt Tutorial by Melly Sews sewed by Skirt FixationThese skirts wrap up the All The Skirts: Blank Slate Patterns & Hawthorne Threads edition.  But you still have time to enter the giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter and linking up to the InLinkz widgets.Easy T-shirt Skirt Tutorial by Melly Sews sewed by Skirt Fixation

Now 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.

Also be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win 2 Blank Slate Patterns AND a $50 to Hawthorne Threads. Remember, TWO random winners will receive that awesome package!

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We can’t wait to see what you’ve been making!  


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Fancy Free Patterns

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

Free patterns.  We love them!  We’ve used them many times, and today our goal is to show you how you can take free patterns and make them fancy.  Fancy free patterns.

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When Frances Suzanne invited us to be a part of their Flip This Pattern series, we were floored!  These are some talented sewing ladies, and they invite really talented seamstresses to participate, so we were honored and overwhelmed.  Flip This Pattern’s theme for February is Free For All where everyone showcases a free pattern or tutorial.  There are literally thousands of free patterns and tutorials out there, and so many of them are so very wonderful, as you will see this month over at Frances Suzanne.  We had a hard time narrowing down which free pattern or tutorial we were going to use, and finally ended up with two!

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

We used the free tutorial by Shwin & Shwin to make Annie an Asymmetric Knit Jacket.  Their tutorial was very easy to follow, no mistakes, and we followed it exactly without changing a thing!

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

We still want to make a striped version, but for this time, we made a floral version with knit fabric we got in our bargain lot bundle from Girl Charlee.  The purple trim accent fabric around the edge is from an old Eddie Bauer tee of mine.  (Making this a Kids Clothes Week project sewn for the Upcycle theme that I couldn’t reveal yet!)   I haven’t always had success making my own patterns like this tutorial instructs, but I was really happy with the way this one turned out.

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

Shwin & Shwin actually made two versions of this jacket, and I used the second version with button holes and the pleated front rather than gathered front and button loops.

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

The skirt is a dressed up version of Dana’s from Made Everday’s free Skirt With a Sash tutorial.  I made one change as follows:

Instead of cutting out two skirt pieces and sewing them together, I cut out one long rectangle.  Then I sewed layers upon layers upon layers of lace on the rectangle.  When I was finished, I sewed the ends together to make a tube and continued on with the tutorial.

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

There are over 21 yards of lace on that skirt.  Which took hours to sew!  But just look at it!  Annie is completely smitten with this skirt.  I used light purple for the underskirt and navy lace.  Dana used pink and beige.

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

While I was sewing on all that lace, I was imagining all the different cool color combinations you could make.  Red and black.  White and mint green.

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

Together these two pieces make a simply irresistible combination.  It could be Allegra’s photography session with Annie, but these photos are absolutely breaking my heart.  Faintly Cinderella in the ashes.

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

Allegra took Annie to the grayest and most dusty places on our farm so that the outfit would be sort of the jewel in a pig’s snout.  This adorable outfit would probably stand out anywhere.

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

We hope this outfit shows you that free patterns and tutorials does not mean cheap looks!  The possibilities are endless, sort of like the lace on this skirt!!!

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

For many, many more free patterns and tutorial go over to Frances Suzanne and follow along with February Free For All.  If you’ve ever sewn up a free pattern or tutorial you can link it up here for a chance to win prizes!  And if you know of a free pattern or sewing tutorial they can be linked up here.

Skirt Fixation sews free patterns

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DIY Ballerina Costume & German Girl Costume – Skirt Costume Theme Week

DIY ballerina costume

Okay, so chances are if you have a little girl to outfit for a costume, chances are she’s going to want to be a ballerina or some variation thereof (ballerina fairy, dancing princess, etc.!)  Well, the great news is that a ballerina costume is very easy to put together, and cheap with no sewing required either!   We put together a costume for Annie with items we had on hand!

DIY ballerina costume

Ballerina happiness!

We took a suit Annie wears for her gymnastics class and added a tutu.  That’s. It.  The rest of the effect if achieved with duo ponytails, matching red ribbons and a cute smile!  If you have ballet slippers in the house, by all means add them to the ensemble too!

DIY ballerina costume

Twirl-worthy!

Lots of spins and twirls make for a totally authentic costume!  See how easy that was?  And how happy she is?  Little girls are so easy to please with a ballerina costume!

DIY ballerina costume

Pensive, vintage ballerina!

Next we travelled across the ocean for a German girl costume.  Aria willingly modeled this one for us after she helped pick out the costume and accessories.

DIY German Girl Costume Guten-tag frauline!

She wore a white shirt, black skirt and green lace-up vest.  Again, super simple and easy, cheap and completely DIY!

DIY German Girl CostumeThis look could also be Dutch, Swedish, or any Scandinavian country!

The accessories on this one make the outfit.  Long braids wrapped around her ears, flowers in a pot and flowers in the hair!  You could also put the flowers in an oversized stein or whatever you happened to have on hand!

DIY German Girl Costume

Just check out that hairdo!

We hope you enjoyed these free, easy, no-sew, DIY costumes for girls.

Make it beautiful,

Audrey

This week is Skirt Costume Week!  At Skirt Fixation, we’ve been known to throw themed costume parties any time of year!  There was the November Egyptian Feast, the Victorian Tea Party in March (you should have seen the awesome hats!) and the Medieval Feast in September.  One Dad came dressed as a knight!  We know a lot of people are thinking about costumes this week, and perhaps some of you are searching for some free costume ideas you can throw together yourself with minimum time and zero cost!!  So this week that’s our treat for you!  Some costume samples that are free and easy, and include skirts!  

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Skirt Costumes Theme Week – Free Girl Costume Ideas

free girl costume idea

This week is Skirt Costume Week!  At Skirt Fixation, we’ve been known to throw themed costume parties any time of year!  There was the November Egyptian Feast, the Victorian Tea Party in March (you should have seen the awesome hats!) and the Medieval Feast in September.  One Dad came dressed as a knight!  We know a lot of people are thinking about costumes this week, and perhaps some of you are searching for some free costume ideas you can throw together yourself with minimum time and zero cost!!  So this week that’s our treat for you!  Some costume samples that are free and easy, AND include skirts!  

Today we have two free girl costume ideas we are thrilled to share you! Number one is a gypsy costume that I helped Aria put together. Aria started with a long red velvet skirt that she doesn’t wear too often because it’s too ‘flashy’. Well, all the better for a costume, right! We put one of my large square scarves tied asymmetrically on top of the skirt. We added a puffy ruffled shirt to the outfit, and accessorized with a yellow knit blanket for a shawl, a faux diamond buckle belt, and a red ribbon headband. We think that the end result is a very realistic little gypsy!

free girl costume idea

So Cute!!

That was an easy costume! The best costume is one that you can make from just an everyday essential. Of course we had to have a kitty in one picture!

free girl costume idea

Here, Kitty Kitty Kitty!

 Remember we put this costume together with no sewing, for free with items we already had!  Aaaaaand another picture to showcase my photoshopping skills!

free girl costume idea Niiiiice!

For the second costume, Annie models ‘Robin Hooda’, a little girl Robin Hood version. She also started with one of her skirts, a little camouflage number from GAP kids. We put one of Aria’s shirts over that, as we were looking for a little puffiness in the shirt to create a tunic look. I fashioned a green costume dress into a little cape that I fastened with a blue clip-on rose. Annie accessorized with a brown ribbon belt, one of her brothers’ green felt hat with a feather, and a bow.

free girl costume idea

Little Huntress!

 Isn’t she soo cute! I love that these two costumes have been put together with no cost and new sewing at all! Annie is adorable in this outfit and she loved the final version!

free girl costume idea Taking a shot!

 The best costumes are the ones that you make yourself, and they are even better if they cost nothing!  We love to sew, but this week we’ve set aside the sewing machine, just to show you some free skirt costume ideas.  How did you enjoy those free girl costume ideas?    Leave us a comment about your own costume make in the comment section.

Always be Exciting,

Allegra.