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

School Belle Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

School Belle Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

The final skirt for All The Skirts: PeekABoo Pattern Shop & The Fabric Fairy is the School Belle Skort.  There are many things that set this uniform skirt above the competition.

School Belle Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

For starters, the School Belle Skort is pleated in the front only.  No more wrinkled, unpleated pleats in the back from sitting on them repeatedly.

School Belle Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

Next there are the shorts underneath to keep your school belle covered at all times.  We used the shorts as an opportunity to DISGUISE some fun fabric underneath.  (That’s the theme for this season’s Kids Clothes Week!)  School uniform; boring no more!  We used Nosh fabric from The Fabric Fairy.  Megan was kind enough to let us try out some Nosh fabrics for this pattern, and shorts take less than 1/2 yard, even on the largest sizes.

School Belle Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

This particular Nosh Organics fabric is called Capri Blue/Persimmon Stripe.  Nosh Organic knit fabric is totally something you want next to your skin!  Soft, pliable, and simply delicious sounds like food, but it’s really that amazing!  The other fabric we used is khaki from our fabric stash.

School Belle Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

Another way the School Belle Skort scores above the competition is an adjustable waist.  So she might be able to wear it for more than one school year.  Or for a full school year at least!  The large hem allows for increased growth too.

School Belle Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

The School Belle Skort comes in 13 sizes from 3 months to age 12, spanning preschool through middle school.  Talk about hard working!

School Belle Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

The School Belle Skort is easy to put together, but produces professional results.  An A+ for sure.  The pleats are topstitched in place and around the adjustable elastic openings in topstitched down too.  If you are looking for a skirt that can hold up all year long, this is the pattern for you.

School Belle Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

And because Annie’s Grandma will surely wonder, no, Annie did not get glasses!  But she was tickled to wear Allegra’s old pair from when she was small for this photo shoot.  She is also wearing her Aster Cardigan from this blog post, and her Music Class Blouse from this blog post.

School Belle Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

Did you know this is the final week for All The Skirts: PeekABoo Pattern Shop & The Fabric Fairy?  That’s right!  So you only have a few days left to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway and link up your creations for a chance to win gift certificates to The Fabric Fairy and PeekABoo Pattern Shop.

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Lane Raglan Contest Round 2

Lane Raglan review by Skirt Fixation with the new thumbholes and hoodie.

Lane Raglan review by Skirt Fixation with the new thumbholes and hoodie.

It seems Allegra and I have a Lane Raglan contest every year!  Last year I sewed each of us Lane Raglans and we had an ongoing dual about who had the better one and who could wear which one on what day.  And in the end, she ended up wearing the blue one the most and I ended up wearing the gray one the most often!

Lane Raglan review by Skirt Fixation with the new thumbholes and hoodie.

So when Adrianna, the genius behind Hey June Patterns, released an expansion pack for the Lane Raglan pattern it was time for another Lane Raglan contest.  The newly updated Lane Raglan pattern includes a hoodie and thumbholes, so of course we each had to have those.  As a 6 foot tall woman with knuckles that drag on the ground very long arms, I’ve never had thumbholes, much less sleeves long enough!  So needless to say I was pretty excited.

Lane Raglan review by Skirt Fixation with the new thumbholes and hoodie.

Allegra and I each chose our own fabric and style.  I fell in love with some quilted knit from JoAnns, she wanted eggplant french terry from Imagine Gnats.  I wanted form fitting, she chose slouchy and comfortable.  She got it, that’s for sure.  That french terry from Imagine Gnats is heavenly!

Lane Raglan review by Skirt Fixation with the new thumbholes and hoodie.

I tried to convince her to sew her own, but she dragged her feet long enough and I wanted mine desperately enough that I ended up whipping up both of them.  She didn’t complain.

Lane Raglan review by Skirt Fixation with the new thumbholes and hoodie.

Let me just give a little review of the expanded part of the Lane Raglan pattern.  If you follow us on Instagram, you saw the first thumbhole cuff I made and my pure delight!  Usually when I’m sewing a pattern, I can visualize where the instructions are taking me.  But when making this thumbhole cuff, I was completely blind, just following the instructions, and they came out perfectly!!!  The hood also is fantastic, I love how it overlaps in the front.

Lane Raglan review by Skirt Fixation with the new thumbholes and hoodie.

And also a word about Adrianna herself.  She is so friendly and has fantastic custom service.  For example, I emailed her several times about installing the eyelets on the hoodie, and she replied so fast and helpfully.  In the end, it turned out that I was holding my eyelet tool upside down!  Sigh…

Lane Raglan review by Skirt Fixation with the new thumbholes and hoodie.

Now for those of you sewing along with Top Stitchers, this would be a perfect entry for the prompt “Thick As Thieves.”  Did you see this week’s dynamic Star Wars duo?  Not only are Allegra and I as thick as thieves in our craziness on this photoshoot, but we could be representing the famous Disney duo Elsa and Anna.  Elsa wears blue, and Anna wears a gorgeous purple cape much of the time.  So you see how easy it is to sew along?  You really want to do this for a chance to win over $600 in prizes!!

Lane Raglan review by Skirt Fixation with the new thumbholes and hoodie.

I loooooove my new Lane Raglan hoodie, and so does Allegra, obviously.  Don’t tell Allegra, but if she ever takes hers off I’m going to steal it!  I even caught her sleeping in it, so I think she may be onto me…

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Lollipop Leggings {All The Skirts: PeekABoo Patterns Shop & The Fabric Fairy}

The Lollipop Leggings reviewed by Skirt Fixation

The Lollipop Leggings reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Today we have a first in our All The Skirts series.  We actually sewed up a pants pattern!  The Lollipop Leggings by PeekABoo Pattern Shop has several options and one of them is a skirt!  So of course we had to include that pattern in All The Skirts: PeekABoo Pattern Shop & The Fabric Fairy.

The Lollipop Leggings reviewed by Skirt Fixation

The Lollipop Leggings are probably the only leggings pattern you’ll ever need.  There are options for basic leggings, ruffled leggings, a button tab, and of course the skirted version we’re showing you today.  All of these options can be made in 3 lengths; shorts, capris or pants.

The Lollipop Leggings reviewed by Skirt Fixation

We’re pretty sure you could make the skirt without shorts or leggings underneath although we didn’t try.  The Lollipop Leggings pattern comes in 14 sizes from 18” doll to 12 years.  As with all PeekABoo Pattern Shop patterns we’ve sewn, the instructions have clear photographs, easy to follow instructions and minimal pattern pieces.

The Lollipop Leggings reviewed by Skirt Fixation

My absolute favorite thing about sewing the Lollipop Leggings pattern was the way the waistband was constructed.  Believe it or not, in all my years of sewing, I’d never sewn a waistband exactly like that, but I think I’m going to construct all my knit waistbands like it in the future.  It’s just one of those little details that makes PeekABoo Pattern Shop a go to company for sewing needs.

The Lollipop Leggings reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Does that fabric look familiar?  It is by Riley Blake Designs, and we used it here and here in this edition of All The Skirts.  Yes, it’s really that awesome!  This time we decided to use both the floral and the geometric fabrics in the same skirt!

The Lollipop Leggings reviewed by Skirt Fixation

If you are as enamored with this fabric as we are (and if you aren’t it’s because you’ve never felt it!) you can purchase some at The Fabric Fairy.  Megan, the owner, is so sweet and her customer service is fantastic.

The Lollipop Leggings reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Annie’s favorite thing about The Lollipop Leggings is one step dressing!  Annie wears shorts in the summer and leggings in the winter under all her skirts, so this pattern saves her a step in dressing!

The Lollipop Leggings 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 fromThe Fabric Fairy.

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

Sporty Girl Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

Sporty Girl Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

The next skirt in our series All The Skirts: PeekABoo Pattern Shop & The Fabric Fairy is the Sporty Girl Skort.  This skirt is for the tomboy in your life.  It will keep up with any sports she plays in style.

Sporty Girl Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Sporty Girl Skort comes in 10 sizes 12 months to 12 years.  We made a size 6 width by size 10 long.  It can be made from knits or woven fabrics.  There are a few extra details, like a pocket and piping that take the Sporty Girl Skort beyond your average exercise skirt.

Sporty Girl Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Sporty Girl Skort is not a fabric hog, all sizes use less than a yard total, including the shorts underneath!  We chose to use French Terry knit fabric from The Fabric Fairy.

Sporty Girl Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

Soft and cozy, this fabric guarentees your little one will want to wear her Sporty Girl Skort after she comes off the field!   This fabric is called Navy Paisley on White Cotton French Terry Fabric, and Annie chose it herself!  The shorts underneath (not pictured, but made of the same fabric as the pocket) are made of Navy Bamboo Cotton Lycra French Terry Fabric.

Sporty Girl Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

If it were possible to touch your computer screen, you could feel how soft and comfortable this fabric is!  Like your favorite school sweatshirt…the one you should have thrown out years ago!  Now you can because you can get new fabric from The Fabric Fairy and make a new one.

Sporty Girl Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

The side splits on the Sporty Girl Skort offers room for your tomboy to run, jump, catch, shoot, and do whatever she wants in her Sporty Girl Skort!  We firmly believe in playing sports like a girl, and mean that in the very best way possible!  In fact, we even have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to Exercise skirts.

Sporty Girl Skort sewn 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.

Sporty Girl Skort sewn by Skirt Fixation

 
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Aria’s makes for Selfish Sewing Week

Granville shirt and Syrah skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Granville shirt and Syrah skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Today we’re showing you what Aria made for Selfish Sewing Week. After her 4H project shirt and skirt she wanted to tackle something more advanced. After looking through our patterns, she made the very ambitious choice of a Syrah skirt and a Granville shirt. I wasn’t too worried about the Syrah skirt pattern, as she’s sewn several skirts and worked with knit fabric. But the Granville included a lot of new techniques she’d never used before; a collar and collar stand, button placket, button holes and buttons! But I did NOT want to discourage her, so took the perfect opportunity to “Teach the ONE 2 sew.” We decided to make her 2 shirts, side by side on two sewing machines. I would sew a step on a shirt with her watching, then she would sew that step on her own shirt. It worked out really well, and she ended up with 2 new Granville shirts. Today she’s here showing the shirt (and Syrah skirt) she sewed and telling you about her experience. Take it away, Aria!

Granville shirt and Syrah skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

I was inspired by Mom cleaning out her closet to prep for her summer capsule wardrobe a while back so I recently cleaned out my closet and got rid of everything that didn’t fit me or I didn’t like. Soooo, I was a little short on clothes. Also we had several events coming up for which I would need a few more outfits. I had been looking at the Granville shirts Mom made (unblogged, but coming soon!) and also her Syrah skirt.

Granville shirt and Syrah skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Mom helped me with the Granville shirts by doing most of one of them alongside of me on the harder steps. Later on, when the other machine broke down we did it all on the same machine, which meant thread changes all.the.time. On the easier steps, like sewing up a straight side seam, or something easy like that I did both shirts.

Granville shirt and Syrah skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

I love the way these shirts fit and also the elbow length sleeves on the short-sleeved version. Next time I make a Granville shirt, because there will be next time, I think I will make pockets on it.

Granville shirt and Syrah skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

I love the way this skirt hangs and it even comes in several different looks. There is maxi, below-knee, and high-low. There is even a ruched waistband option! One of these days I’m going to make myself a shorter version of it. Isn’t Lauren such an awesome lady? The fabric was from Joann Fabrics. Making this skirt went pretty smooth but I was having a little trouble because it was my first time sewing with thin knits. When it was all finished, I found that it wouldn’t stay up. I blamed the thin fabric and many layers attached to the waistband. Then Mom suggested putting waistband elastic in. Mom very kindly sewed it in for me, as I didn’t have enough patience to do it, and I was VERY frustrated because I had already done SO much and it had all come to nothing. Well maybe not so much, but that’s what it felt like. Argh!!! Ever had that happen to you?

Granville shirt and Syrah skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

One last thing, I wish that I had made pockets on the Syrah skirt. It isn’t included in the pattern, but Mom knows a few tricks for putting ‘em on there. ALL SKIRTS SHOULD HAVE POCKETS!!!! So from now on, any skirts that I make are officially going to have pockets!!!

Granville shirt and Syrah skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

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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.