Sailboat Skirts


This sailboat fabric makes me want to sing…..Sailing, sailing over the bounding main!  Do you think I’m going overboard with too many nautical projects? 🙂 hehe
I found this fabric at my local Beverly’s store and I new I wanted to sew skirts.  I love how they turned out.  For Sally’s skirt I used Tie Dye Diva’s Potato Chip Skirt pattern.  I wrote a review of this skirt here.  After making it again, It’s still my favorite girls skirt pattern!  The women’s skirt is from Amy Barickman’s The Magic Pattern Book.  I also wrote a review of this pattern here.  It’s such a great A-line skirt with a center pleat and it can be sewn in about an hour!  If you check my Instagram this week, you can enter to win both these patterns!!!  The winner will be announced Saturday, March 14th.

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Here you can see the cute center pleat in the women’s size skirt.   For Sally’s skirt, I choose a different fabric for the waistband and for the pocket backing.  sailboat skirt 2
Sally’s very serious modeling pose 🙂
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Having a sailboat skirt looks like so much fun, doesn’t it?  (OK, it’s really late and I just ate a lot of chocolate cake)
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My cute girls!!sailboat skirt 20

{Pattern Review} The Potato Chip Skirt by The Tie Dye Diva

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This is not a paid review, I purchased the skirt pattern from Tie Dye Diva’s online shop.

I am so excited to be sharing my experience of making this super cute girls skirt called The Potato Chip Skirt by Tie Dye Diva.  I don’t think it’s possible to say how much I love this skirt, how it fits so perfectly and how wonderfully the pattern is written.  Tie Dye Diva has many fabulous patterns and this is my first experience sewing one of them.  You can purchase the pattern and download it immediately.  The pattern was easy to tape together and assemble.  The step by step instructions were very clear and thorough.  I am confident a beginner could tackle this pattern as it is so well written.  This pattern is sized from 12 months to size girls 14.  potato chip skirt 1



Baby Mufasa loves helping with the pattern pieces!  He chewed one of the pieces and I had to tape it back together!DSC_0712The fabrics are from Blend’s The Makers line.  The fabrics are a light whimsical feel with several panel prints.  I fell in love with this print of a girl sewing with her kitty!!!  The panel was slightly smaller than the skirt pattern so I added some coordinates: 5″ to each side and 6″ to the top.potato chip skirt 1 10

OK, I really can’t get enough of the girl & the kitty!!  I top stitched a little lace around the pockets.  Sally is so thrilled to have a skirt with pockets!!!!

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I also top stitched along the seams where I pieced the panel so they would stay in place after washing.

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I love the scrappy look of this skirt, with the back having a totally different fabric.  My teenage daughter was begging for one in her size 🙂

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The skirt pattern has 3 options: no lining, lining, and reversible.  I choose to make the reversible version.  I love the weight the skirt has with the lining – it hangs really nice.  The waistband is super simple because it has elastic in the back portion.  I used some Heat n Bond fusible stabilizer in the waistband to give it some strength.

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This skirt can easily be downloaded, printed, cut & sewn in 2 hours.  It’s called the Potato Chip Skirt because you can’t make just one!  That’s true, I already have several more in the works!  Sally is happy because I pay her $1.00 for each modeling session 🙂
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I can’t stop gushing about this pattern.  The length is perfect and the fit is perfect.  Sally is 7 years old, wears a size 10 and I cut out the size 9/10 skirt.  It’s PERFECT!!!!potato chip skirt 8