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Polly Skirt {All The Skirts: SLPCo & Phat Quarters}

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

The next skirt for All The Skirts: Simple Life Pattern Company & Phat Quarters is the Polly Skirt.  The Polly Skirt is a drop waist skirt with some special features.

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

The Polly Skirt can be made in 9 sizes from 2T to size 12.  It has an elastic waist, a drop yoke, either band or ruffle trim and the skirt can be either paneled or simple.  We made the paneled skirt with ruffle trim in a size 12.  Instructions are also given for lengthening or shortening the skirt as desired.

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

The Polly Skirt pattern has photo illustrations for every step.  This pattern is graded as a beginner pattern, and we think this skirt would be a very rewarding sew for a beginning seamstress.  Woven fabrics are recommended for this pattern.

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

There are no pattern pieces to print for the Polly Skirt.  This cuts down on the amount of time required to sew it.  Indeed, this is a fast and easy sew, you could whip up one or two in an afternoon!

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

One really neat thing about this pattern is the hemming is not saved for the last step.  I always appreciate that on a pattern, do you?

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

The paneled skirt option is supposed to have 10 panels.  But due to the nature of the fabric we used, we ended up with less panels because the main fabric we used already looks paneled.  So we weren’t about to cut it up and sew it back together.

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

This fabric is designed by some of our favorite seamstress from Simple Simon & Co.  We’ve worked with the black and the teal color ways before.  This gray color way just may be our favorite, though.  We may be biased because the fabric was a gift from Elizabeth and liZ, however, but probably not!  This fabric is produced by Riley Blake Designs.

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

Annie styled this skirt with her new favorite shirt, the Camden Raglan from Hey June Handmade.

Polly Skirt by SLPco sewn by Skirt Fixation using Four Corners Fabric

Alright, now it’s your time to play along.  Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below, or be the first to link up to the Inlinkz!  There are going to be 2 winners, one random winner from the Rafflecopter giveaway, and one (crowd favorite) from the Inlinkz link up.  Each winner will receive $30 to spend in the Simple Life Pattern Company store, AND $20 to spend in the Phat Quarters Etsy shop.

So the first thing you need to do is get shopping at Phat Quarters with the exclusive discount code PHATSKIRTS at checkout for a 10% discount.  Then add your creation (or anything you’ve made in 2016 with a SLPco pattern or fabric from Phat Quarters) in the link up below.

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Hazel Skirt {All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics}

Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics The next skirt on our sewing table for All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics is the Hazel Skirt.  This little skirt is an ingenious way to showcase different fabrics from the same fabric line. Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics The whole proper name of the Hazel Skirt is “Hazel Twirl Skirt with Reversible Apron Pattern!”  That’s quite a handle, but then again, this is quite a skirt!  Basically when you make the Hazel Skirt, you are getting 3 looks in one sew.  Pretty cool, huh?  Annie gave the Hazel Skirt the twirl test.  It passed! Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics The Hazel Skirt comes in 6 sizes from 2t to 7.  We made the size 7 and added 3 inches to the bottom of the skirt and the aprons.  This is pretty much standard for Annie on all patterns.  The pattern is quick and easy to cut out and assemble, being all rectangles.  Of course, the Violette Field Threads instructions are complete with photo illustrations, and include details about how to obtain a professional look on the inside too. Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics This skirt pattern would be excellent for a beginning sewist looking for a rewarding finished product.  The reversible apron buttons onto the front of the skirt.  The apron can be turned around for the second look.  Or the skirt can be worn without the apron for a third look! Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics As with all the Violette Field Threads skirts we’ve sewn, the cute little Hazel Skirt takes the definition of skirt to a whole new level.  The back is elasticized, so comfort and fit are not compromised either. Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics We chose a fabric combination suggested by Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  This fabric line called Floriography and it’s designed by Pink Fig Design for Riley Blake Designs.  It is absolutely beautiful and of course it coordinated perfectly.  There are so many awesome fabric lines that would be fun to make into the Hazel Skirt.  You can buy these fabrics individually at Raspberry Creek Fabrics or together.  And they are worth it!Hazel skirt pattern by Violette Field Threads sewn by Skirt Fixation with Riley Blake fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics Are you ready to play along with this edition of All The Skirts?  Just like the Hazel skirt, there are two different sides/ways to join the fun!  Simply link up anything you’ve made this year with a Violette Field Threads pattern or fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  And be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway too.  Two winners will each receive 5 PDF pattern from Violette Field Threads and $50 to spend at Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Lottie Skirt {All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics}

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The next skirt in our All The Skirts series with Violette Field Threads and Raspberry Creek Fabrics is the Lottie Suspender Skirt.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Prepare yourself to step into a storybook world with the sweetest of skirts to take you there.  All photography by Allegra.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Lottie Skirt is a vintage inspired skirt with straps.  There are 3 different finishing options for the straps and skirt.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The straps can be scalloped, ruffled or have pintucks like we made.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The skirt can be scalloped, plain or doubled like we sewed.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The Lottie Skirt can be made in 9 sizes from 12M to 9/10.  Many woven fabrics can be used to make this skirt.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

We also added the deer from the Forest Friends Pocket Set.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Choosing just the right fabrics and embellishments for the little deer face was so fun!

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Making the Lottie Skirt takes some time, but the directions are without error and lead to the cutest results.  The waistband is intricate with straps and elastic panels on the sides.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

If you take time to make the Lottie Skirt, you will have an heirloom, storybook skirt when you are finished.  We definitely recommend making a Lottie Skirt!

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Also, the little deer face pockets probably take as much time as the skirt to construct, but produce results so darling that after you see them, you’re smitten!

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

These pockets are a perfect way to use up little scraps of fabric.  For example, do you remember on which skirt we used the Hawthorn Threads fabric on the ears?

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

The main skirt fabric comes from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  This fabric is manufactured by Riley Blake Designs, and is called Woodland Spring.  A perfect match for this skirt, don’t you think?

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Raspberry Creek Fabrics carries this fabric in several other colors too.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Allegra took Annie to a wooded location and came back with the sweetest set of photos ever!

Lottie Skirts sewn by Skirt Fixation

Please come back Monday when we reveal another Lottie Skirt we sewed!

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

We’re so delighted to see others already linking up their Raspberry Creek Fabrics and Violette Field Threads creations.  Have you entered the Rafflecopter giveaway yet?

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Now it’s your turn to play!  The Inlinkz is open for anything you’ve made in 2015 using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics or a Violette Field Threads pattern.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

We’re excited to see what you’ve sewn!  One person (randomly chosen) from the Rafflecopter giveaway will win $50 to spend at Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 5 PDF patterns from Violette Field Threads.

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Also, one person (with the highest votes!!) from the Inlinkz link up will win $50 to spend at Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 5 PDF patterns from Violette Field Threads.  What are you waiting for?

Lottie Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

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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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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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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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All links to Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop in this post are affiliate links which means we will get paid a small sum of money if you purchase a Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop pattern through one of our links.  We do this because we LOVE these patterns and support their products 100%!