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Seattle Skater Skirt {All The Skirts: PeekABoo Pattern Shop & The Fabric Fairy}

Seattle Skater Skirt pattern reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Seattle Skater Skirt pattern reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Last week we gave you a sneak peek of the Seattle Skater Skirt we made when we were reviewing the Spunky Girl Skater Skirt.  The two skirts are basically the same skirt, one in girl sizes and one in women sizes.  We even used fabric from the same line, the Riley Blake Designs knit fabric from The Fabric Fairy.Seattle Skater Skirt pattern reviewed by Skirt Fixation

The Seattle Skater Skirt comes in 8 sizes XXS to XXXL.  Just for reference, a female of almost any size can make herself a skirt like this because where the girl measurements start, the women’s measurements begin.  The only difference we found is that the women’s skirt sits on the hips while the girl skirt sits at the waist.

Seattle Skater Skirt pattern reviewed by Skirt Fixation

The Seattle Skater Skirt can be made with either knit fabric or lightweight woven fabric.  It is a circle skirt with a knit waistband.  No notions are required beyond fabric and thread.

Seattle Skater Skirt pattern reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Just like the Spunky Girls Skater Skirt, the Seattle Skater Skirt has pockets!!   Seriously, can we rave any more about a knit circle skirt with pockets?!?!?

Seattle Skater Skirt pattern reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Again, there are the thoughtful extra details like bartacked pockets and waistband notches which are so helpful in construction.

Seattle Skater Skirt pattern reviewed by Skirt Fixation

This Riley Blake Designs knit fabric, purchased at The Fabric Fairy, is delightfully soft and supple.  These flowers are flowy and geometric at the same time.  This print actually comes in 3 different colorways.

Seattle Skater Skirt pattern reviewed by Skirt Fixation

I really don’t have too much more to say about the Seattle Skater Skirt pattern because it’s so similar to the girls pattern.  But that’s a good thing because it means for once I can make myself clothes that are as cute as my daughters!

Seattle Skater Skirt pattern reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Now it’s time for you to get involved!  We’d love for you to sew along with us.  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win $25 from PeekABoo Pattern Shop and $30 from The Fabric Fairy.

Seattle Skater Skirt pattern reviewed by Skirt Fixation

 
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Ruched Pencil Skirt Anthropologie Knockoff {Buy or DIY Skirt}

Anthropologie Knock off skirt Buy or DIY by Skirt Fixation

Yesterday I promised to show and tell you about that luscious maxi skirt, but you’ll have to wait for another day!  Because today it’s time for the next skirt hack in our Buy or DIY skirt series!  Today it’s another Anthropologie knock off skirt.

Anthropologie Knock off skirt Buy or DIY by Skirt FixationDetails:

Skirt: Anthropologie Ruched Pencil Skirt $98

Fabric Recommendation: Famous Designer Heathered Gray Cotton Knit from Mood Fabrics

Pattern Recommendation: Lindsay Woodward Patterns Senna Dress from Lindsay Woodward Patterns

Math:

Anthropologie skirt: $98 retail price

Fabric needed: 1 1/4 yards at $13.99 per yard

Notions: 1 yard 1/4 inch elastic

Pattern: $11 (plus you get a dress and crop top pattern too!)

Total $: $28.71

Total Savings: $69.29

So you could make yourself this skirt for a huge savings and look like you shop at Anthropologie.  No one would know unless you told them it was an Anthropologie knock off!

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Spunky Girl Skater Skirt {All The Skirts: Peekaboo Pattern Shop & The Fabric Fairy}

Spunky Girl Skater Skirt review by Skirt Fixation

Spunky Girl Skater Skirt review by Skirt FixationWhen we chose to sew all the skirts from Peekaboo Pattern Shop we didn’t know they were going to be releasing 2 new skirts very shortly.  But when we saw the new skirts we were so excited to add them to the list of skirts to sew!  The two new skirts are skater skirts, also sometimes called circle skirts, one for women and one for girls.   Let’s start with the one in girl sizes, the Spunky Girl Skater Skirt.Spunky Girl Skater Skirt review by Skirt FixationThe Spunky Girl Skater Skirt comes in 13 sizes from 3 months to 12 years.  There is one pattern piece, an optional pocket piece and a measurements for the waistband.  This is the third circle skirt we’ve made since we started All The Skirts, but there were some differences that make this one our favorite yet!  (Here is Allegra’s circle skirt and here is Aria’s circle skirt.) Spunky Girl Skater Skirt review by Skirt FixationFirst of all, the Spunky Girl Skater Skirt can be made from knit  or woven fabric while the waistband is always from knit fabric.  Hello comfort! Spunky Girl Skater Skirt review by Skirt FixationSecondly, this circle skirt pattern has pockets!!  Yes that’s definitely worth three exclamation marks!  As you can see, Annie loves pockets in her skirts and I had to keep telling her to take her hands out for at least one photo!  Spunky Girl Skater Skirt review by Skirt FixationAnd last of all, it’s very easy to grade between sizes or change length as needed, which I’ve never seen on any other circle skirt pattern, free or purchased!Spunky Girl Skater Skirt review by Skirt FixationThe directions are very easy to follow for the Spunky Girl Skater Skirt.  I love how all the instructions are actual photographs.  And there are some really thoughtful additions to this pattern.  The pockets are bartacked in place, something usually reserved for expensive, high end clothing.  And the notches on the waistline are just perfect.  I’m not usually so geeky about notches, but the placement of these really saved me some headache!  Spunky Girl Skater Skirt review by Skirt FixationSpeaking of geeking out, let me go crazy over this fabric for a minute.  This is Cottage Triangles in gray by Riley Blake Designs knit fabric from The Fabric Fairy.  The first time I touched Riley Blake Designs knit fabric it stopped me in my tracks.  I was at a fabric store that had a HUGE selection of knit fabric and I was running my had along each one (okay, okay, I was petting the fabric!)  Riley Blake Designs knit fabric was the softest one there.  And of all the different knit fabrics I worked with from The Fabric Fairy, the Riley Blake Designs knit held up the best to laundering.  Spunky Girl Skater Skirt review by Skirt FixationAnd here’s one last photo for a sneak peek at next week’s skirt.  Now it’s time for you to get involved!  We’d love for you to sew along with us.  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win $25 from PeekABoo Pattern Shop and $30 from The Fabric Fairy.

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Charming Tee & Dress Pattern Review

Charming Tee and Dress pattern review by Skirt Fixation

Charming Tee and Dress pattern review by Skirt Fixation

The final piece of clothing from the Flower Market look in our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection is the Charming Tee.  Like the Slim Trouser leggings we were reviewing yesterday, our version of the Charming Tee is a foundation piece.  After all, not every piece of clothing can be an explosion of floral!  (Although you might think Annie and I wish that was possible!)  Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt FixationThe Charming Tee & Dress pattern, by Lil Luxe Collection, can be either a basic tee, or something, well, charming!  The Charming Tee & Dress pattern comes in 8 sizes from 18 months to 8 years.  The pattern is well written, no mistakes, and full of helpful instructions for sewing with knits, lengthening or shortening the pattern, and different looks.  And yet I changed up the pattern even more!

Charming Tee and Dress pattern review by Skirt Fixation

The Charming Tee & Dress pattern has a hole in the center of the back where you can insert a charm if desired.  I made the tankini from the Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection using this look.  But for the Flower Market look we wanted more of a fall look, and on those chilly fall mornings, a large hole in the back of one’s shirt isn’t exactly warm.  So we sandwiched a piece of fabric (Fish Scholeio Intense from the Skopelos line, provided by Art Gallery Fabrics) between the back piece and the back lining.  Then, instead of sewing them right sides sides together and turning the lining to the inside, I simple topstitched around the hole, similar to the reverse applique technique.  Of course since the edges won’t fray since it’s knit.  The other change I made to the pattern was to lengthen the sleeves.  Tall people (and people with tall mothers) have long arms too!Charming Tee and Dress pattern review by Skirt Fixation

Oh that Deep Dark Ocean knit!  It’s my absolute favorite solid knit fabric, again from Art Gallery Fabrics.  I have a top made out of this fabric and can testify to it’s comfort and softness.  There has been no pilling on anything we’ve made out of Art Gallery Fabrics knit fabric, and believe me, they get a lot of wear.  Like this skirt…it’s now being worn constantly by Aria (I originally made it for Allegra) and still no pilling!

Charming Tee and Dress pattern review by Skirt Fixation

Annie loves the fit and comfort of this tee.  I’m glad to have a great basic t-shirt pattern to add to her wardrobe.  Next I’m going to make her a solid white Charming Tee because she really needs one for fall.Charming Tee and Dress pattern review by Skirt Fixation

Here’s the flat lay collage to show you how well the Charming Tee works with the other pieces of our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection.  What about you, what’s your favorite basic t-shirt pattern?  Does it allow you to mix it up like this one?

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Slim Trouser Pattern Review

Slim Trouser pattern review by Skirt Fixation

Before I tell you about the next piece in our Modern Chloris mini collection, I want to point you to a piece we did about bacon ice cream and how we’d interpret that food in our sewing.  Just saying.

Slim Trouser pattern review by Skirt Fixation

Alright.  Let’s go back to the Flower Market look from our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection and zoom in on the Slim Trouser pattern this time.  We decided Annie needed a layer for fall that could go with about everything in the fall mini wardrobe we were making for her.  The Slim Trouser pattern from Lil Luxe Collection fit that need perfectly.  Annie always wears shorts under her skirts in spring and summer, but in the fall and winter her whole leg needs to be covered for warmth.

Slim Trouser pattern review by Skirt Fixation

The Slim Trouser pattern comes in sized 18 months to size 8.  Whipping up this pair of leggings took a very short amount of time because we eliminated the pockets and leg zippers.  Remember, we were creating a foundation piece for our Modern Chloris collection.

The directions for the Slim Trouser pattern were easy to follow.  We did have to add length to the pattern, to accommodate Annie’s long skinny legs, but the pattern showed us right where to add the length.

Slim Trouser pattern review by Skirt Fixation

The recommended fabrics are stretchy bottom weights or sturdy knits.  The solid knit fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics that we used worked perfectly.  This knit fabric has great recovery and doesn’t leave Annie with knee imprints sticking out after she stands up!

Slim Trouser pattern review by Skirt Fixation

Allegra had the amazing idea of adding the lace appliqué to the bottoms of the Slim Trouser.  She found exactly the pattern she wanted in a lace curtain and hand stitched them to the legs of the Slim Trouser.  This is in keeping with our Modern Chloris theme for the mini collection.

All in all, we’re delighted to have a quick and easy leggings pattern to add to our sewing repertoire.  Annie will be getting several more pairs of the Slim Trouser pattern in her drawers soon.

Slim Trouser pattern review by Skirt Fixation

As you can see, these leggings work with most of the other pieces of our Modern Chloris collection.  Do you have a go to leggings pattern?  Please share in the comments.

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DIY Nursing Friendly Ballard {Remix the Stitch}

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

I was thrilled when Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs asked me to be part of her Remix the Stitch blog tour celebrating the one year anniversary of Straight Stitch Designs.  After perusing her patterns, I settled on the Ballard because I had an idea on how to remix it into a nursing friendly top.  I actually figured out two ways to make the Ballard nursing friendly and reversible and convertible to a non nursing top!  How’s that for versatility?

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

 

To make a nursing friendly top out of the Ballard pattern, you have to begin by cutting it out differently.

Cut out two back pattern pieces, one for the open back pattern, and one for the closed back pattern.

You will need to change the neckline to make it reversible.  Raise the neckline on the front pattern piece by 1.25 inches and lower the neckline on the back pattern pieces by 1.25 inches.

When it’s time to sew the shoulders together, layer the two backs and one front piece like this:

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

Closed back (right side up)

Open backs (right side up)

Front (right side down)

When you sew up the side seams, sew up the sleeves, then do NOT catch the closed back piece in the side seams when you sew the front and (open) back pieces together.  This is how you will get access for nursing your baby. Like this:

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

When you sew the hem band, be sure to catch both layers of the back pattern pieces.

When you pin the neckband to the shirt, place the neckband seam on one of the shoulder seams so your shirt will be reversible.

When you sew the neckband, be sure to catch both layers of the back pattern pieces.

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

To make the button up (or snap) version of the reversible, nursing friendly Ballard, most of your steps will be the same.

Cut out two back pattern pieces, one for the open back pattern, but cut a straight instead of curved line.  Use the farthest parts of the curve and draw a straight line from the top to the bottom.  Like this:

diagram

When you fold over the edges of your open back pieces, you will fold over enough width to create a button placket (or if you do snaps, use the 1/2” recommended)  Also, I would suggest ironing in some lightweight interfacing to help your buttonholes maintain their shape.

After you have assembled the shirt, make buttonholes and sew on buttons.  Or use snaps as I did.

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

I did not cut my Ballard as I suggest you do above, so you can see some gapping across the front.  If I would have had enough fabric to cut the pattern piece underneath of the same fabric this would not be as noticeable.  So you can learn from my mistake and cut yours wider!  The next nursing friendly Ballard I make will definitely have a button placket up the front/back.

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

Yes, I’m having some front/back confusion because I made these Ballard tops reversible!  That’s because the back is so fun and the front is so cute, I wanted to be able to wear them either way after my baby is finished nursing.

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

This photo is my tribute to Kimberly because she’s always laughing and so beautiful on the pictures on her pattern covers!

If you’re confused about the convertible reversible aspect of this Ballard, here’s a little collage I made for you:DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

I actually had some shoes to go with this outfit, for once!  My sister would be proud!

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

Be sure to visit all the other stops on the Remix the Stitch blog tour.  Oh, and there’s a giveaway too!

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DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

Tuesday, September 8th: Meg Cookin’ and Craftin’ | Jennifer Ginger Peach Studio
Wednesday, September 9th: Ajaire Call Ajaire | Heidi Handmade Frenzy | Stacey Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
Thursday, September 10th: Melissa Rebel & Malice | Annika Näh-Connection | Abby Sew Much Ado
Friday, September 11th: Katie It’s Hard to Hear Up Here | Jane Buzzmills | Lisa Mabey She Made It
Saturday, September 12th: Elena Randomly Happy | Allie Indiesew | Jess If Only They Would Nap
Monday, September 14th: Jaime Made By Jaime | Lauren BASTE + GATHER | Sara Made by Sara
Tuesday, September 15th: Audrey Skirt Fixation | Teri Fa Sew La | Hayley Welcome to the Mouse House
Wednesday, September 16th: Emi Just Add Fabric | Rachael Imagine Gnats | Teresa Dandelion Drift
Thursday, September 17th: Kaysie | KZJO’STUDIO Rita Conversas de Hermanas | Stephanie Swoodson Says
Friday, September 18th: Andreia In a Manner of Sewing | Nienke Pienkel | Abbey Sew Charleston

DIY nursing friendly reversible Ballard top sewn by Skirt Fixation.

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Skipalong Skort {All The Skirts: PeekABoo Pattern Shop & The Fabric Fairy}

Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

The next skirt in this edition of All The Skirts is the Skipalong Skort.  I know I probably say this every time, but this is Annie’s new favorite skirt!  She loves so much about it.  Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Skipalong Skort, by Peekaboo Pattern Shop comes in 13 different sizes from 3 months to 12 years.  Good thing, because I’ll be sewing these up for Annie for a long time to come! Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

And then when she grows out of the girl sizes, there’s the Skyline Skort in women’s sizing.  I actually made the skirt option on the Skipalong Skort pattern by leaving off the shorts underneath. Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Now when given a choice, I almost always add shorts under a little girl’s skirt, but you probably remember this was part of the Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection and we were including this skirt in our Flower Market look which included leggings.  So no shorts this time.  But for sure next time!Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Skipalong Skort is a knit skirt pattern.  With pockets.  (That deserves it’s own sentence!)  And colored accents and little optional bow.  There are two length options, and you can easily do what we did and lengthen it by cutting the length to a larger size if you have a tall child too. Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

One thing I really appreciate about this pattern is dimensions for the rectangular pattern pieces.  It saves paper and time in tiling and cutting.  Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

I’m starting to sound like a broken record here, but the instructions for the Skip Along Skort, like literally EVERY PeekABoo pattern I’ve sewn, are easy to follow and well illustrated.  At no time was I confused or unable to follow an instruction.  But don’t worry, if you get stuck, just email Amy, she’s very helpful!Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

Since I eliminated the shorts, the Skipalong Skort was a super fast sew.  I think I completed it in less than an hour.Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

All the fabrics used are generously sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics.  There are 2 solid knit fabrics used for the waistband, pocket and pocket trim.  The main knit fabric is from the Skopelos line, called Paparounes Crimson. Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

I have seen many things made from this knit fabric, and admired them all, but let me tell you, this fabric is even more vibrant in person and softer in hand!Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt FixationI promised to show you how well each piece pairs with all the others in the Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection, so here’s the flat lay collage.  Either top can be worn with the Skipalong Skort, and of course the leggings, jacket, and mini Senna Tote accessorize perfectly!Skipalong Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

Now it’s time for you to sew along with us.  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win $25 from PeekABoo Pattern Shop and $30 from The Fabric Fairy.
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Skyline Skort {All The Skirts: PeekABoo Pattern Shop & The Fabric Fairy}

The Skyline Skort pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, sewn by Skirtfixation using fabric from The Fabric Fairy

The Skyline Skort pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, sewn by Skirtfixation using fabric from The Fabric Fairy

The second skirt for All The Skirts: Peekaboo Pattern Shop & The Fabric Fairy is the Skyline Skort.  This fun skirt has a pair of attached shorts underneath!  The Skyline Skort is a very versatile skirt with so many different options!  You could make this skirt 10 times and never make exactly the same look.

The Skyline Skort pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, sewn by Skirtfixation using fabric from The Fabric Fairy

The Skyline Skort comes in sizes XXS to XXXL.  It can be made in either knit or woven fabrics.

The Skyline Skort pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, sewn by Skirtfixation using fabric from The Fabric Fairy

(The shorts underneath are knit no matter what.  Unless you choose to eliminate them which is another option.)  The waistband, pockets and pocket trim call all be made from different fabrics, if so desired.  The Skyline Skort comes in 3 different lengths, mid-thigh, above knee, and knee lenghts.  Of course, if you are taller than the average female, you will have to add more length, like we did.

The Skyline Skort pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, sewn by Skirtfixation using fabric from The Fabric Fairy

It is fast and easy to sew the Skyline Skort pattern.  It only took us about an hour.  As with all Peekaboo Pattern Shop patterns we’ve sewn, the directions are easy to follow and clearly illustrated.

The Skyline Skort pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, sewn by Skirtfixation using fabric from The Fabric Fairy

One detail we really love about the Skyline Skort is that gathering across the front.  It’s so flattering, and we had the most amazing fabric; it draped beautifully!

The Skyline Skort pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, sewn by Skirtfixation using fabric from The Fabric Fairy

We chose to use black organic bamboo fabric from The Fabric Fairy to make the Skyline Skort.  Can we take a moment to show/tell you about how soft and amazing this fabric is?  If only you could pet your computer screen!  The other fabric we used is Black Magic Paisley Cotton Lycra knit.  It’s durable, a nice weight and comfortable.  Allegra deemed this her new favorite skirt, and wouldn’t even take it off for me to hem the skirt!  Good thing it’s knit fabric and you can do that!

The Skyline Skort pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, sewn by Skirtfixation using fabric from The Fabric Fairy

There is a girl version of the Skyline Skort which we will be showing you very soon!

The Skyline Skort pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, sewn by Skirtfixation using fabric from The Fabric Fairy

Are you ready to play along?  The Link Up is open for you to share all your creations made in 2015 from a Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop pattern or fabric from The Fabric Fairy.  Because we REALLY like it when you sew along with us, every item you link up will be worth 2 entries into the giveaway!!

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A skirt refashion…for a change!

skirt refashion

When we started this blog (2 years ago this month~Happy Birthday to us!) we did a lot of skirt refashions!  Lately we’ve been busy sewing up a lot of other things, but we still love skirts and we still love to refashion, so here’s Audrey to tell you about today’s skirt refashion.skirt refashionAllegra and Aria were gifted a box of clothing from a friend.  It was really nice clothing, and they were so delighted to add to their summer wardrobes.  When they were finished, there were a few items left in the box that neither of them wanted/could use.  So I took a peek and felt like with a simple little skirt refashion I could have a new summer skirt too!  The hemline was outdated, but the shibori-style dye patterning is really in right now, so I figured with a skirt refashion I could be on trend.skirt refashionThe problem with this skirt was the hemline and the waistband.  The waistband was so huge that no one knew exactly how it should be worn. skirt refashionI spent some time playing around with the idea of making a ruched waistband like on my Syrah Skirt.  But in the end, I just folded it over like this skirt.  Extra tummy compression for mother of 7 is never spurned!!skirt refashionThe hemline dipped down of both sides, so my plan was to just make it even all the way around.  I didn’t realize quite how difficult it was going to be until I started trying to get it even all the way around!skirt refashionBut after several cuts and recuts and more recuts, I finally ended up with a hem I could live with.  skirt refashionYeah for another skirt refashion win.  Allegra and Aria haven’t said anything about wanting it back or borrowing it…yet!  But I’m keeping a close eye on it.skirt refashion

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Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Winter Skirt Awards 2015 by Skirt Fixation

We know you’ve been pacing the floors all through winter just waiting for the Winter Skirt Awards! Well, now they’re here, and we don’t think that you will be disappointed.  Without further ado, we bring you THE WINTER SKIRT AWARDS 2015!!!!!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015 by Skirt Fixation

Most Creative Skirt:

We love the BundleUPs over at Pattern Revolution, and so it was a no-brainer to pick this super-sweet pattern hack as our Most Creative Skirt of the winter. Suzanne Winter sewed it up. Congratulations!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Fancy Skirt:

Pencil skirts + sequins + Sewbon equals instant fancy skirt award! Good job Erin!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Knit Skirt:

We love to read A Homespun Country Life, and we are proud to feature these ladies’ gorgeous chevron maxi skirt as our Best Knit Skirt of Winter!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Little Skirt:

This bubble skirt that Sarah from The Crazy Tailor made for her darling little girl was one of our favorites from Project Run and Play. We had a hard time choosing from all the gorgeous little skirts made this winter, but how could we resist this one?

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Maxi Skirt:

We know, we’ve said over and over that Esther, of Esther fromthesticks, is one of our favorite fashion bloggers ever, but she keeps amazing us!! This maxi skirt is the bomb! Look at all of those petals!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best New Pattern:

The new Potato Chip Skirt from Tie Dye Diva is The. Most. Fabulous. There’s just so many ways that you can hack it, match it, pair it, we are in love! This is totally the best new skirt pattern of the season!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Fun Skirt Award:

So much gold! There was a whole Shake It Off series this winter that was fun fun fun, and this little skirt from Rebel and Malice takes the Fun Skirt Award cake!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Skirt Refashion:

We were awed by Inspinration’s totally awesome bubble dress refashion! It is definitely the Best Skirt Refashion of winter!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Skirt Tutorial:

Oh, we just love Delia, and Annie totally shares Natalie’s love for pink!  This sweet tutu tutorial is just too fabulous!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Woven Skirt:

Is pleather a woven? Perhaps not… but we aren’t going to pick at the issue, especially when the skirt in question is this award-winner from Sew Caroline!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Best Winter Skirt:

And now, we present you the best winter skirt of 2015. Madalynne sewed, modeled and photographed a skirt that sums up winter all in one beautiful, feminine, delicate package. Hats off to you, Madalynne!

Winter Skirt Awards 2015

Have you ever seen such an awesome season full of skirts? We hope we’ve introduced you to some new blogs and skirts! If you won a badge, go on and grab it and proudly display it to all on your blog, you deserve it! Which of these were your favorite?  We’d love to hear your opinions!  If you would like to nominate a skirt for the 2015 Spring Skirt Awards, coming at the end of spring, send us an email.

Clapping, Cheering and Whistling,

The Skirt Fixation Team,

Audrey, Allegra, Aria & Annie