So ever since I updated the Blank Slate Patterns website and included an image of this skirt sewing pattern in the slideshow, I have been getting emails about when it will be available. Well now I can answer – it’s available TODAY! Yippee and hooray, celebrate and dance to the music. Get your Schoolday Skirt here.
For the sample skirt I used more of the cotton herringbone twill from The Fabricker that I’m hoarding. And no you can’t have any because I bought it all, however there’s some awesome tangerine silk that you might have seen me playing with on Instagram (@mellysews) that I didn’t buy out.
Another shout out to Alison Eden for the amazing photographs. Seriously Austin peeps, you must check her out. I am particularly fond of the sunglasses in these shots. When we arrived at Alison’s studio with a troupe of 6 kids and parents, she pulled out a box of toys for them to play with while they weren’t on set. When these two little girls were being shy, I noticed the glasses in the box and handed them over to try to get a smile. But since the yellow matched the Vintage V-Neck stripes perfectly, what I ended up with instead of just a smile was some pure awesomeness in the photos. Seriously, check out that attitude!
This skirt sewing pattern is advanced beginner because of the buttonholes, but other than those (which are super easy if you have a buttonhole attachment or buttonhole foot) this is actually a super easy sew – despite the pleats!
Tomorrow I’m going to wrap up kids spring fashion week with a round up of other sewists around blogland and their Blank Slate Patterns creations.
I’m excited it’s finally released! My Bean is wearing hers today and I have to say how impressed I am with how well the pleats came out after washing. I swear it has something to do with the construction, cause in the past I’ve had to almost completely repress every pleat in a pleated garment. This one was just a quick press to the bottom edge and everything lined up perfectly. I probably didn’t even need the quick press, but I’m anal haha.
I would love to see some pictures! I need to buy this and make it part of my girls wardrobe! 😀
I love it! Too bad I don’t have a girl –yet. One day maybe…!
So happy that this is now released!! Thanks again for letting me test for you!!!!! I just officially blogged it a few minutes ago!!!
It’s so cute! I bet little ones will love practicing opening and closing buttons with this skirt!
Jess at Me Sew Crazy
I adore this skirt Melissa, so cute! Well done!!!
I made this skirt as part of October’s KCW and I love it….best of all my daughter loves it too! I’ve made it in a plain old dark grey, which sounds dull, but it’s for school and she is getting loads of wear out of it. We’ve had a load of compliments 🙂 Thanks for a great pattern