The POLLY SKIRT PATTERN is here!!!!
And, just as I always do on its opening day, on sale for FOR ONE DAY ONLY (sale ends at midnight, 8/22/12)!
As I mentioned yesterday, there are two lengths included in this pattern because I have had many requests to offer skirt lengths in mid-calf or tea length. I will be honest – I am not normally a fan of longer skirts on little girls. Even as popular as maxi dresses are, I can’t seem to bring myself to make one for Ellie. She is only four and I like to see her little knees still. But, since I have had numerous requests about longer dresses and skirts, I stood in front of my shelves of fabric last night and challenged myself to make a tea length skirt for Ellie that was still age appropriate. The eyelets and linens were calling to me but they were too spring-y, the florals didn’t seem quite right, the darker colors were boring and dull, and then I saw it…the Burberry plaid wool I had been HOARDING for so long! PERFECT! I had just enough for this skirt and I cut out the pieces and laid them on the floor. I stared at it for a minute and then ran up to Ellie’s room for this tailored white button-down shirt. PERFECT again! Then I ran up again for her boots and belt. I couldn’t wait to sew this up and guess what???? I LOVE IT!! Yep, now I see why you ladies kept sending me messages about including longer lengths as a second option on patterns. There is nothing quite like a wool skirt for fall and the gores add subtle shape and style.
I’m so glad I included both lengths in this pattern. These skirts sew up so quickly…one can easily be made in an hour. Which style will you choose to make first?
The “Polly” skirt comes in sizes 1-5. It takes less than a yard of fabric and 1 package of elastic.
My mind is spinning with all the beautiful fabrics that can be used with this skirt pattern:
- Fresh, modern quilting cottons
- Soft, pastel linens
- Long, flowy fabrics for beach pictures
- Wool skirts and ones made from nice Suiting fabrics
- Embroidered Gores (in an heirloom hand-embroidered style or hip machine-embroidered style)
- Denim with contrast top-stitching on all the seams
- It can even be made in KNIT!!!
- The possibilities are endless!
The pattern comes in sizes 1-5 and is available as an e-pattern or paper pattern. The e-pattern is 10 pages long and can be printed on your home computer. The instruction pages can be saved on your computer and referred to during sewing, if you do not want to print all the pages.
The Polly Pattern
ON SALE TODAY ONLY!!!
PDF pattern: $6.95
Paper pattern: $9.95
–for sizes 1-5–
Here are the details of the e-patterns:
*This is a 10-page PDF document, which means you download it after payment to your computer. The pattern is not mailed to you.
* The file size is about 1.5MB
* The first 6 pages are filled with illustrations, and diagrams, and step-by-step instructions for making the Polly skirt.
* The last 4 pages are the pattern pieces.
Here are any additional details that apply to paper patterns:
*Patterns are shipped twice a week via USPS at the lowest possible shipping cost.
There are 2 looks (with lots of possibilities for embellishment):
The pattern is perfect for the BEGINNER sewer!!! Also a great choice for seasoned sewers who want a quick project.
$6.95 for e-patterns(regular price – $9.95)
$9.95 for paper patterns (regular price – $12.95)
* Instant payment is through Paypal
* E-check payment through paypal will delay your pattern download a few days.
* MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE PROPER EMAIL ADDRESS ATTACHED TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. This email address is where the info about your purchase and download instructions will be sent.
* You will receive a few emails confirming your payment and providing info about downloading the pdf pattern to your computer.
Click the purchase button above to add “Polly” to your shopping cart today!
(Please allow up to 24 hours for the pattern to be emailed to you. It normally is within a few minutes but the opening day is always a bit crazier. I will hurry as fast as I can to get you your pattern – thanks for your patience!)
The above description cracks me up – not sure what she is thinking. So there you go!! Happy Sewing!