Kids clothes week – Skipping Skirt

January 28, 2014

If you are looking for the Grow Your Blog post it is here.

Introducing this weeks Quick Mid Week Upcycled Make, upcycled patchwork skirt.


This week I have been determined to take part in Kids Clothes Week, committing to sewing for my children an hour a day for the week.

I found an inspiring pattern “Skipping Skirt”  in Simple Sewing by Lola Nova  which I knew my daughter would love – aren’t library wonderful resources:)


She is  a bright softly draping fabric girl at heart, but I had an inkling this pattern would entice her into crisp cotton.

I selected a variety of fabrics from my stash, including remnants and fabrics from former skirts and shirts. This is great as it uses up many smaller pieces. Fourteen pieces later I pieced randomly. The skirt is finished with bias binding on the hem, and an elasticated waist band.



The materials were from my stash, only having to buy the bias binding for less than a £1, a bargain!!

Next on my list is to sew a dress out of knit fabric, I suspect I have chosen a tricky pattern as it involves inserting a zip!


This post is linked up here


15 comments so far.

15 responses to “Kids clothes week – Skipping Skirt”

  1. Connie says:

    What a precious skirt and beautiful fabrics!! Don’t worry about the knit fabric, you’ll do fine! I used to sew all of my clothes, now I just quilt 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  2. catiean says:

    That is an adorable skirt. I have 6 little granddaughters and I think I know what my next projects for them will be. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Julie says:

    Lovely skirt, and a great way to use up leftovers. I’m wondering if I could just adapt the idea into a grown ups size for me as it looks so pretty! (and nice to visit another UK blog, when I see english spellings or a mention of a £ I always feel at home!)

    • Lola Nova says:

      Julie, just saw your comment and thought I’d let you know that I did recently make a grown up version of this by increasing the length and width of the pieces by just a bit. Turned out great and very easy!

  4. Gina Caro says:

    Wow I love that skirt! The colours are amazing, I wish I could make clothes for my two! Thanks for joining in with #ThriftyThursday again 🙂

  5. Claire says:

    Lovely work! Can’t wait to see more of your makes!

  6. Denise Adorian says:

    Thank You for visiting Me and leaving a comment.Lovely sewing talent You have.It would be so nice for Me if I was a seamstress because I had 4 daughters-would have helped a lot.Denise

  7. Karen says:

    Oh, my! That is just a darling skirt and I love how you used so many fabrics from your stash. Pinning. Thank you!

  8. Louisa says:

    My daughters would love this skirt. I often make them items out of remnants, I know they would both love this style. #ThriftyThurday

  9. DeborahGun says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. And I am with julie – I would love to see an adult version of this 🙂

  10. I love this skirt, really doesn’t look like it’s made of remnants, at all!
    It’s better if I hide it from My LilPotato, or I know what will be my next project… and I have so many to-dos in my list!!
    Thanks for linking up at Anything Goes Monday, exceptionally hosted on my blog!

    Hugs from Italy,
    MammaNene @

  11. Marti says:

    What a super cute skirt! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! Marti

  12. Lola Nova says:

    I love your version of this, just gorgeous! I always like to hear that formerly loved fabrics are getting new life! You actually inspired me to make a new version for my daughter who has been growing like a weed.

  13. That is fantastic, and I love that it cost next to nothing and is recycling old bits of fabric 🙂

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