Custom Longarm Machine Quilting

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pattern Review Monday: Addie Jo Skirt by Izzy & Ivy Designs

I LOVE this pattern. Adore it!

It is so quick and easy. The instructions are well written, and there are no pattern pieces to cut out before sewing. Everything is a rectangle, which is my kind of sewing!

This pattern is great for a variety of fabrics. I've got several for my daughter in a polyester blend fabric, and I've got several that are 100% cotton.

Skirt w/underskirt

Skirt w/ruffle
Plain skirt

The pattern itself is well-written and the instructions are very clear and easy to understand.

There are 5 skirt views. I have made 3 of them. In fact, I made the 3 shown here on this post in under an hour. The green skirt I made first. Then, I made the other two simultaneously. As long as you keep the pieces in the right piles, you can quickly sew multiple skirts at the same time.

The only change I had to make to this pattern was the elastic measurement was too big. For a size 1 (which is what I made for my daughter) it called for 19 inches of elastic. I ended up cutting 17 inches of elastic and then overlapping the ends within the casing by almost an inch. So, my recommendation for a perfect fit would be to take the waist measurement, subtract an inch, and then overlap almost another inch.

If you are looking for a quick and easy skirt to make, this pattern is it! My daughter has multiples and wears them all the time. She loves skirts (I love how easy they are to get on and off her little 15 month old self), and these are simple yet girly enough for every day wear, not just as a Sunday outfit.

To see the other cute patterns Izzy and Ivy Designs have to offer, check them out here.