{BLOG TOUR} The Lovebug Skirt by Pattern Emporium


Summer is so close, I can almost taste it!!  (Sending warm vibes to my Aussie friends... haha)

I am so excited to be on Pattern Emporium's first ever blog tour!!  I had been eyeing this Lovebug Skirt since it released and I HAD.TO.HAVE.IT.  In fact, I may have told Kate that I'd sew a bajillion before the blog tour.... of course, I may have momentarily forgotten that I have these little things like kids, a husband, a job, housework, etc... so sadly, I've only finished the one (womp, womp).  But, I do have a 2nd one half sewn! Enough about my woes, though.... let's talk about what I did make!


The Lovebug Skirt is an A-line skirt with loads of options and hacks.  It comes in 3 lengths (mini, knee, and maxi) and covers sizes 2-12.  There are also 2 pocket styles (patch and jean-style), a faux belt, cargo-style button tabs, and a mini Chelsea hack.



If you haven't sewn a Pattern Emporium pattern yet, you need to bump it to the top of your list!  Kate's patterns are so professionally put together, you will think you're reading a magazine.  She has literally thought of everything, but not to worry, it's not too wordy or overwhelming.  She also includes pattern pieces for each piece needed -- even rectangles like waistbands.  On each pattern piece, you'll also find a little picture of what the piece looks like after it's cut.  If it's a mirrored cut (meaning cut a pair), you can easily see what she means by that!  That's so helpful for newer seamstresses.


I drew my inspiration from my daughter's tank top.  As I walked through the living room, mentally browsing my fabric stash, there it sat on top of the laundry.  I stopped, looked, and knew immediately this would be the first Lovebug I'd sew.  Luckily, I had leftover fabric in yellow from a dress I'd made myself last summer and of course, I always have pink here.  The buttons were a lucky find at my local Hancock Fabrics that's sadly closing down.

I chose to sew the MINI length, JEAN pockets, BUTTON TABS, and MINI CHELSEA hack.  I'm so in love.  More importantly, so is my daughter!   She can't wait to wear it to school, but is willing to wait just one extra day because today is ART and she thinks she might be painting.


The details included in the pattern, like topstitching really take this skirt to the next level.    Kate also has detailed instructions on how to blend sizes.  My 7 year old is petite so I blended a size 4 width with a size 6 length and it's a perfect fit!

WARNING: Wearing this skirt may cause wearer to randomly bust out her best ninja moves.  Proceed with caution.

I wish I had gotten my other skirts done in time to share today -- I will say, they look fabulous in my head. Don't worry, I will be sharing them shortly!!  This skirt is so much fun to make.

Kate has generously allowed my to give away ONE copy of the Lovebug Skirt so be sure to enter at the end of the post!






Be sure to visit these links and check out the gorgeous makes from the rest of the tour stops!  So many patterns are featured.

Pattern Emporium Tour Schedule

5/2 Sew Sophie Lynn
5/3 Handcrafted By Red
5/4 Sprouting JubeJube
5/5 That's Sew Kari
5/6 Simple Blessed
5/9 Wally And Grace 
5/10 Free Notion 
5/11 Horris And Deedle 


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23 comments on "{BLOG TOUR} The Lovebug Skirt by Pattern Emporium"
  1. I love the options you chose looks like something my daughter would wear, love it!!!

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  2. I love the look of this skirt sooooo much!! I like the options you chose...jean pocket, cargo buttons. I NEED this in my life for my granddaughter!

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  3. ooops, I put the wrong Pinterest name above.... didn't mean to! it is @janhouser1 on Pinterest. You are pinned!

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  4. I love the tabs and the pockets on yours!

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  5. I just adore your pictures Kari! I'd totally make a maxi skirt. I thought mini at first, but those maxi's are just amazing!

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  6. I just wanna copy you! ;p Love everything about this skirt. My mini definitely needs a mini like this. <3

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  7. I love your colors on this skirt! The way the pink pops and the buttons on top of that are fabulous.

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  8. I love that it has pockets. My daughter like pockets in skirts.
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  9. That is sew cute!!! Love the detail of the top stitching and Pockets !!!!

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  10. I would try the maxi length with the jeans pockets. So cute!

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  11. I love this skirt! It is so adorable!

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  12. Your skirt is adorable! I really love the options and am torn between the maxi or mini length. I wantbit in denim so bad

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  13. Love your skirt so much!
    I'd make the mini length, in denim!

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  14. Love your skirt so much!
    I'd make the mini length, in denim!

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    1. What options would I choose? That would depend on what the Grandlovebug wanted 😉

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  16. I absolutely love this skirt, my granddaughter would love the options you chose. I think I will have to make two and change up the pocket options on them

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  17. I absolutely love this skirt, my granddaughter would love the options you chose. I think I will have to make two and change up the pocket options on them

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  18. I'd go with the pockets and tab!

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  19. I like the skirt but does it have shorts built in ??? Is she wearing tights or does she prefer bare legs in the summer ??

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    1. There are no shorts built in on this pattern. She is not wearing tights -- it's too hot for that! HA!

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