Fabric laid out, measurements chart nearby, scissors in hand.
"Miss 5, you have a new skirt ready! Do you love it?!"
Yup, this skirt was that fast.
Today, I have the pleasure of hopping on the virtual tour bus, driven by The Shaffer Sisters, and sharing some Betty Skirt love.
First of all, my girls freaking love skirts. I have made them loads of skirts recently and this pattern will definitely be added in the rotation! Covering sizes NB - 16, the Betty Skirt comes with 4 options - small pleat, large pleat, gathered, or gathered with a placket.
I chose the "gathered" option which is a crazy fast sew. I do plan on trying the pleated option, but for this fabric, I thought the gathered would look best. Before I began cutting, I checked the measurement charts to see where her hips fell and what the finished length would be. I prefer my skirts to end just above the knee, so Miss 5 fit perfectly into a straight 3 (she's super duper skinny).
The pattern has both the cutting measurements as well as actual pattern pieces so the choice is yours whether you want something to print. There is also a page dedicated to mixing sizes to get the perfect fit for your little lady, including space for you to write down exactly what measurements you need!
The tutorial is very easy to follow - computer generated images and clear instructions will guide you through. I loved the images of the girl at the step of cutting the perfect length of elastic.
I added this ITH (in the hoop) bow for embellishment and made it removable for easy care and in case she wants to switch out her shirt for another. This was my first stitch out and I was trying to beat the sunset to get my pictures. Next time, I'll switch my thread for the final outline stitch.
The pattern and tutorial, combined with the large size range and different options included make this skirt pattern great bang for your buck.
.... and it just so happens to be on sale to celebrate the blog tour! Pop on over to the Etsy shop and get ready to share your own #bettyskirt love.
1) Go to the Shaffer Sisters Etsy shop -- click here---> SHOP
2) Enter BETTYTOUR in the coupon code box during checkout.
3) Sew your skirt.
4) Take photos of said skirt.
5) Blast photos on social media with #bettyskirt
6) Repeat steps 3-5 :)
Want to see more inspiration? Head over to The Shaffer Sisters blog for links to all of the Betty Skirt Tourists!