First post of 2017! It’s not too late to wish a Happy New Year, is it? Wish you a wonderful 2017! 🙂
Although, I have already made a couple more things, this was my first make of the year and I really love it. I think it’s a good start.
The pattern is the Macy Pinafore and Skirt from Jilly Atlanta, that I had the pleasure to test. It’s a lovely pattern for ages 12 months to 12 years, with options for a pinafore or suspender skirt, with two lengths.
According to F’s measurements, I made the suspenders version skirt in size 7 for height and 4 at the waist and the fit was good so, no need to make any changes.
Because I like to see the skirts, on my girls, more on the short side, I opted for the vintage length and I think it looks really well with knee socks. The pattern also includes optional flutters in the straps and a bow at the back. I asked F which options she wanted, she chose the bow and I’m glad she did, it looks adorable!
The recommended fabrics are light ones, such as cotton, seersucker, lightweight linen… but despite the recommendations I used a lightweight corduroy that also worked well, even with French seams, and I really love the colour. I had this fabric in my stash for almost two years it was about time I turned it into something pretty! For the bow, covered buttons and inside of the elastic casing (not visible) I used the same Liberty used in the blouse. Love how these two fabrics look together.
In regards to the pattern, all the pieces matched, the instructions are clear and I did not had any issues while making it. It all come together easily and fast. I see more Macy skirts in my daughters’ wardrobe! 🙂
Have a wonderful week! 🙂
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