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Ellie Inspired "Back-to-School Blog Tour" - School Days Skirt

Welcome, Ellie Inspired fans to the next stop on the 
Back-to-School Blog Tour - Fall 2014!

Today's feature is...  

Wowsers, this summer has flown by!  I cannot believe school is right around the corner and this year is super exciting -- my oldest is heading to Kindergarten!!!  EEEKS!

When Laura of Ellie Inspired invited me on her Back-to-School tour, I knew I'd be choosing a pattern for my 5 year old.  My daughter loves to wear skirts so I chose the School Days Skirt.  This pattern comes in sizes 1-16 and contains two options - ruffled or stripwork.  I chose the ruffled version for my sassy diva. And I just happened to have some fabric laying around in her school colors (Go Cardinals)!!

(PS... after the gazillion photos, there is an awesome giveaway and sale -- don't miss it!)

I added ric rac at the top of the ruffles for added interest
with a black rolled hem for extra pop.

Let's go inside....

the pattern, that is :)

Pattern Highlights
  • Sizes 1-16
  • Two versions are included: Ruffled or Stripwork
  • Optional Playground shorts included
  • Pattern Pieces: 6 printable pages (shorts only); all skirt measurements are in a cutting chart
  • Tutorial: Easy to follow instructions with line drawings
  • Charts included: Fabric Requirements, Sizing, Cutting Measurements, & Fabric Layout Diagram
  • Beginner friendly pattern

Standing proud in front of her new school!!!

The cutting chart is easy to follow.  Skirt construction is a breeze.  The only change I made was I gathered my two ruffle pieces together (as if they were one) rather than separately like the tutorial instructs.

LOVE that the shorts are included in the pattern.
I made these using white knit from Purple Seamstress.

Ummm, yeah -- ^ this is why the shorts included are so supremely awesome!!!   I decided to make my shorts out of knit for extra comfort.  After finishing the skirt, I thought of using the Ellie Inspired Leggings pattern for a tighter fit next time.  *note - I have no idea whether the leggings will work or not- but I will surely try!

My daughter is IN LOVE with her new skirt.  She wore it again today for her Kindergarten Assessment and did a little twirl for the teacher.  LOL 

School Tour -- Outfit (left) is Sweetheart (modified) Top by Little Lizard King
and the Petunia Petal Pants (cropped) by Lilygiggle.  

Of course my 3 year old could not understand why she didn't have a new outfit sooo.... baby girl got a turn in front of the camera.  This girl makes me smile!

Of course, it's slightly large on her :)

So I rolled the waist and untucked her tank top!

I'm not sure if Kindergarten is ready for this sassy diva, but she sure is ready for Kindergarten!!

The Ellie Inspired Back-to-School Collection includes 6 NEW patterns for both boys and girls in sizes 1 - 16, 4 upgraded patterns, 1 accessory pattern, PLUS a FREE tote pattern with every purchase!  The more you buy, the more you SAVE!!

Click HERE to start shopping!!
(Sale ends Friday, Aug 15th 11:59pm, CST)

Laura is donating a 3-pattern pack to one lucky reader!
Good luck!

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