Monday, July 21, 2014
A Great Summer Skirt
You know you've found a great pattern when your tween wants to wear it all of the time. That is the case with this newly released pattern from EYMM. It's called the Calla Lily Skirt/Skort and it is by far one of the easiest sews ever! I had the privilege to test it and really loved the end result.
It comes in two styles: high/low and fish tail and 3 waist band options.
You'll need knit fabric (the skirt is all one piece so the amount will depend on how long you have to make it) with a good drape...although I had the orange fabric with a tiny bit of stretch but was really a woven that had a flowy drape and it worked out really well too.
The waist band can be a yoga style just out of knit fabric (something with lycra or spandex works the best) or you can use 2" elastic.
Really I only have good things to say about this pattern, except for the frugal side of me says I would not like paying almost $10 for such an easy pattern. If you want to justify it, you get the sizes from newborn to 18 teen (and there is a women's version as well).
If you are looking for a great summer skirt pattern though, I would say go for it! It's an easy, trendy pattern that I'm sure will get a lot of wear and use. And since there are so many great knit options out there now, it could be a very versatile pattern.
I give this one 5 lightening bolts!
Disclaimer: This pattern was given to me for testing purposes and all opinions are my own.