When I first saw the call for pattern testers for this skirt, I jumped and started writing the sizes I could test. Then I paused right before hitting enter. I LOVE pettiskirts and my girls adore them too, but they are a huge undertaking! Was I up to it?? This would be my 7th pattern test in 10 days and I still had 2 more to complete before.....I wishy-washed for a couple more seconds then decided it was a definite "need", especially since Aevarie had outgrown her last pettiskirt, and clicked "enter" without another hesitation.
I am so glad I decided to make it and was chosen as well!
The pattern is from Tulips and Edelweiss and is from sizes 12 months to 14 years as well as a doll pattern too. It was very thorough and gave a lot of information. I read through it twice before beginning just cause I did not want to mess this up! Mira gave us the option of doing 3-6 layers, and I was so grateful for this! I chose the 3 layers so that way Aevarie could still wear it to school without it being too big and me getting a note saying not to send her to school in it again.....can you tell that that's happened before?
Aevaries last pettiskirt was very purple with pink and blue ruffles. Adorable, but very childish, so I chose to try and make this one a bit more mature. I found some cream lace at the store and a salmony-pink chiffon and love the colors together. The best part was that the chiffon was on sale for $1 a yard! Seriously made my day!
I had some crazy late nights getting all the patterns finished. This skirt took me about 5 hours from cutting to gathering to sewing. It was definitely worth all the effort though. Aevarie actually squealed when she saw it in the morning.
We made the Verushka tank top from Ottobre 1/2013 to go with it. I just added the ruffle at the top and used the lace for the arms to tie in the skirt. I love the charcoal knit with it!
Aevarie couldn't wait for Daddy to get home so we could go out for a photo-shoot. My girls LOVE their photo-shoots. We had a blast going around and found a few new spots to take pictures. I'll stop talking and let you see the pictures!
Check out Tulips and Edelweiss Etsy shop. You can expect more great things to come from them!
Update: I bought all of my supplies at Walmart, but you can also find nylon chiffon at AFC-Express online for a great selection and price. If you have bought the pattern you can join her Facebook Pattern page if you have any questions or need any help with her patterns.