Thursday, February 19, 2015

Free For All!

The sisters at Frances Suzanne are up to it again with a twist to their Flip this Pattern series.  February is a "Free for All" where everyone can be a competitor and can use any pattern as long as it's free.  Who doesn't love a free pattern?

From February 9 - 20 various bloggers will be sharing a free pattern of their choice and you guessed it, today is my day!

size:  5Y/6Y, version 2
*Ideally, you should use a cotton/lycra or ribbing for the waistband but we were snowed/iced in and I didn't have any in my fabric stash that matched.
mods:  made the waist band a little longer since BK wears a 10/12 in ready-to-wear (RTW)

I'm a fan of all things Kitschy Coo and this pattern does not disappoint!  It comes in 3 sizes:  18 month/2T, 3T/4T, and 5Y/6Y.  There are 2 versions to compliment the rounded bum/belly AND the straight up and down body.  (I've got one of each.) 

 A couple of weeks ago, my middle girl needed a black skirt to wear to school.  They needed to dress up for their field trip to the symphony.  I had a black corduroy one started but ran out of time to finish it.  No big deal, she could wear her younger sister's black skirt...except it was too big. 

The morning of the field trip I got up early, printed off the Tennis Skirt pattern pieces, dug out some black knit fabric, and half an hour later had a black skirt.  The Tennis Skirt pattern saved me!  That skirt has been worn multiple times since that day.  You can't beat a basic black skirt.

I also made the Peek-A-Boo pattern shop Janey Jump Around dress. My original plan was to make a long sleeve top from it to pair with BK's Tennis Skirt but I didn't have enough fabric that would coordinate with the skirt. I need to stock up on solid knit fabric.;)

size: 8
fabric:  knit print from Joann Fabrics, City Weekend Interlock, and stretch velour from Chez Ami Fabrics (none of these fabrics are available anymore)
mods:  continued the ribbing on the neckline all the way to the side seam, left off the buttons/loops, did double sleeves (lack of fabric again!), and added length to the sleeves

I had fun mixing and matching fabrics for this dress.  I'd love to do a version similar to this.

Be sure to check out the other bloggers as they share their free pattern creations:

 And don't forget to link up your Free for All creations right HERE.




  1. Thanks for sharing the pattern links. I am excited to give the skirt a try!

  2. I love that skirt - and half an hour projects are always so tempting!
    And the options look rather nice as well (I still can't believe my girl still keeps her toddler belly)1

  3. These are great looks!! I wasn't aware of that skirt pattern.

  4. Darling! We love skirts, and that one is cute.

  5. Cindy you always do such a great job of mixing and matching fabrics. :) I love it. The skirts are cute, I loooooovvvve the symphony outfit and that Jump around dress is so cute! I'm going to check out their size ranges right now :)

    You've been busy lately! (oh and I'll trade you the snow/ice for this -25° weather we've been having, lol)

  6. These all rock! Glad to see you have been able to sneak in some sewing time:)

    1. It's been hit or miss, Brittney. Finding time to sew in the evenings and weekends when I'm driving everyone here and there has been challenging. Good thing for quick projects! Thanks!

  7. Love your version of the Janey Jump Around. The ribbing going down to the sleeve, plus the colours of the fabric really make it stand out. I didn't realise Peek A Boo had any free patterns, so thanks for the link. The tennis skirt looks like a wardrobe staple and one that girls would readily approve of. We're starting to get a little harder to please around here.

  8. Versiones preciosas!!.
    La niña guapisima!!.
    Besitos guapa

  9. Have your girls grown or what?! :-) I love the fun and detailed dress, but you're right, the real lifesavers are the fast and simple patterns - and with a cute fabric, what's not to love?

  10. You are amazing!!! A black skirt in a 1/2 hour??!!? Awesome {with a please recipient too}!!! Thanks for joining in the FREE FUN with several free patterns!!

  11. I have been looking at the dress patter thinking I should make it. I definitely should make it now!

  12. These are all great Cindy - and even better is sewing time for you :-) off to check pattern links...


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