Quick Big Girl Skirt

L skirt

 

Laurel loves her new denim skirt and so do I.   My friend Suzanne Sawko recommended this pattern, telling me that it was a favorite of her granddaughter Alee, who is the same age as Laurel.

 

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You can cut out and serge this skirt in less time than it takes to bake a cake and it made Laurel even happier than her favorite–lemon pound cake.  It is such a unique pattern.

There is just one pattern piece to cut, though it comes with pieces in different sizes.  You simply measure your little  gal around the hips, check the chart and pick piece A, B or C.

The number of gores you cut are determined by the hip measurement.  Pieces then are serged together (or sewn if you prefer) with the seams exposed or not.  With an odd number of gores, two fabrics can be alternated as shown on the pattern cover.

A casing is turned over for the elastic waist band.  How easy is that?

I plan to make more of these for Laurel, some dressy, some casual.  Try it.  I bet you’ll like it.

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