Saturday, May 02, 2009

Neapolitan Skirt

Thanks to a bug my friend Michelle put in my head a few days ago, I came up with a nifty thrifty, easy peasy skirt pattern to make multi sized, double sided skirts for my girls. The pattern makes skirts from size 6 mos to girls size 14 or larger if you wanted.

Here are the first three I made.

Side 1
Side 1

Side 2
Side 2

I am working up the instructions this weekend with illustrations and am seeking out some handy dandy pattern testers to see if someone else can follow my instructions.
It really is so simple to make, just 3 or 4 steps and you have a lovey, sturdy, double sided skirt with no hem. I really hate sewing hems and gathering.

I would love to hear what you think! Please leave a comment.


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The Neapolitan Skirt Pattern is for sale in my Etsy Shops Here and Here.

32 comments:

CozyStitches said...

Cute!!! My girls wear a size 5 and 7...I'll test for you. :D

Mama Keith said...

Love this skirt!!! I would love to be a tester for you. I have a 3 yo and a 5 yo, both girls, that love dresses. This would be so neat to make them interchangeable!

Have a great Sunday!!!

Sienna Starfish said...

These skirts are just so cool!

Please please post instructions, because I would love to give one of these a go. ( I just have to find someone who has a girl to give it to when I'm done....)


I love reading your blog too!

Ellena said...

They are lovely, very smart to make them reversible

Jeanne said...

OK so you know who your favorite sister is. Just pick Me. And I would love to try it in Momma Size.

Jeanne said...

Hey I love the idea of reversable. If they spill on side one then I can whip it off them and turn in inside out and have a clean skirt. Definetly need a momma size.

Ilena said...

I would love to test it out! they look gorgeous and the idea of no hem is divine! I'd try one for my 3year old and I'd love one for myself!

kristib said...

Those skirts are super cute! I hate doing hems, too, so I love to make double-sided patterns. When you finish with the pattern, I will have to get it; I have my 3rd girl on the way, so I will definitely be making plenty of skirts in the future. And if you haven't found pattern testers, I would be glad to help. earlkristib(at)gmail(dot)com

Hibler House said...

those turned out really cute! i love ruffles and flared skirts, but all that gathering makes me want to throw up! i would love to see your pattern for this, i'm curious. and i love the thrifty-ness of it; double sided- genious!

sewfunky said...

I love the skirt... :)

Maria del Pilar said...

A mi personalmente me encantan como te han quedado. Son muy pero que muy bonitas y de unos colores muy primaverales.
"Enhorabuena"
Besitos

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Those are so sweet!!

mommy2boys said...

I'll give it atry , plenty of fabric and maybe a few girls to give them to when I am done (I have boys) but love buying girly fabric
So count me in (I would love to help u test the pattern)

Faye Farms said...

Those skirts are adorable. I can't wait to see how you made them!

Grateful Gramma said...

Those are adorable; love the fabrics too! Can't wait to see the pattern. I've been getting the itch to try to make something for my granddaughter, but I'm such a chicken!

Marylois said...

just count me in how every you do your counting. And I am wanting to try baby size, little girl size, big girl size, momma size or gramma size.

Sage said...

Just found your blog. Love the skirts. Would love to test for you. I have a 8 yo and resently made her First Communion Dress and dresses for wedding.

Lori Jolley said...

those are so gorgeous! I love them! I would love to make those! If you want someone to try a a 14 girl size, I would love to!

sb said...

Tooooo cute!

Susan said...

love them!

Kelly said...

I want one! I love them and would be happy to be a tester. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Judith said...

Wow what a great idea.

Maria del Pilar said...

Como ya te dije anteriormente, me encantan estas faldas.

cuando puedas pasate por mi blog que tengo un mimo de regalito para ti
Abrazos

traci said...

A double sided skirt that is easy too? Genius. Plus, the colors you chose are beautiful. I wouldn't mind testing the pattern if you need any more.

Ruth said...

I love the skirts. The are absolutely adorable.

Thank you for sharing your tutorials. I made one of the jean half aprons for my mom for mother's day. She absolutely loves it and I do, too. I love your blog!!

I posted pictures on my blog.

Ruth

bjschrissy@wildblue.net said...

I know I am late...but if you are still in need of testers, my girls are size 2 & 8 and I have nieces in 6 months, 7 & 10.

Kati said...

I'd be happy to test sew. I'm with you on the hemming thing!
kate

Chiara said...

That is a really pretty skirt, and I like the colour combinations.

Kristi said...

I was looking for aprons and patterns when I stumbled upon your blog--LOVE IT! Our last ladies meeting at church was themed, "Once Upon An Apron" and since then, I've grown somewhat fond of aprons. I also seen these darling skirts on your site, and would love, love, love to try and make one for my daughter, and possible another little girl at church. Anywho, God Bless you and thanks for sharing your talent!!

Natalie said...

Darling skirts!

Darci said...

I'm new to your blog and love these skirts! They are so cute and I would love to make one for my 5 yr old grand daughter. Did you ever post the tutorial? I don't see it, but I am new to this so may have missed it. I'm going to try making several of the other items in the meantime. Thanks!!

Lucy said...

Sorry Darci, it is for sale in my etsy shop.

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