This post was first seen over at Caila-Made. She is doing a fun series about the best summer sewing patterns for kids. Lots of great input and inspiration!
One of my favorite patterns that I use often in many ways is this Scrappy Twirl Skirt pattern from Whimsy Couture. Well, I’m assuming this is the same pattern I have. The original pattern I bought was called the Tiered Skirt, but I don’t see that anywhere in the listings anymore, and this looks very similar in nature!
Skirts are so versatile. You can pair them with any sort of top – tanks, tees, and sweaters in the fall. Warm weather? Throw some sandals on. Cold weather? How about tights and boots. You just really can’t go wrong with a good skirt. And this pattern has been the inspiration and guide for quite a few of my tutorials from my blog. I love a good, full and flowy skirt, and this pattern is exactly that.
This Skirt of Many Colors tutorial from my blog actually looks similar to the listing for this pattern! I used the tiered skirt pattern that I have as my base measurements when creating this beauty.
The skirt pattern also helped me when coming up with the measurements to make this Bustle Skirt. This is a favorite tutorial of mine – I told you we love ruffles!
I actually made two versions of bustle skirts, and this 1st Edition used ruffle fabric. Again, the skirt was a great guide in measurements for me!
Skirts don’t always have to stay skirts, though! How about this Twirl Dress? Again, the skirt on the dress was born of the pattern. Awesome, right?
Talk about a versatile pattern, right?
Caila wanted me to answer some questions about the pattern, so here goes:
1. Why is this one of your favorite summer sewing patterns?
This pattern is quick to put together, and I tend to make things in groups of three, so that is always a plus! It is comfortable and easy for my kids to play in, but still provides lots of cuteness! It’s totally versatile, too; my kids can wear it for playing, but we can also dress it up to go to church!
2. What do you believe is the skill level required? (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
Definitely something sewists of all levels could do! I was a beginner when I first started using the pattern, and had great results!
3. What fabrics and/or colors do you suggest for this pattern, this summer?
I’ve only done this pattern in cottons, and it’s been great. It has a nice shape with how full the skirt is. I imagine a knit would be a lot of fun, too! As you can tell from my pictures, I’m a big fan of using bright, bold patterns, so that’s generally a look I go for. But this would also be cute and simple in a denim or khaki.
4. Does your child like this outfit? If so, what does he/she like in particular?
Anything girly is a thumbs up from my girls! They love to dance, love to twirl, and this skirt helps them do both of those things beautifully!
5. How long does it take you to sew?
I would say with cutting time for three of these it would take me a couple of hours. It doesn’t require a lot of piecing together if you just do a straight version!
6. Which size, view, etc. did you sew?
I’ve sewn this pattern in many different sizes as I’ve had babies, and those babies have grown. I’ve loved it in every size! The original version of the pattern that I own is just for a simple skirt in one fabric, so I’ve done that quite a bit. But the scrappy version is also a fun twist on it, and gives you more options! Scrap buster!