From February 9 - 20 various bloggers will be sharing a free pattern of their choice and you guessed it, today is my day!
pattern: Kitschy Coo Tennis Skirt
size: 5Y/6Y, version 2
fabric: Sofia Floral Interlock
*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.;)
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.
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