Monday, January 23, 2012

Pattern Review - Sweet Blossom Skirt by Elysium

OH MY GIRLY GOODNESS!!!! 
This has got to be one of the sweetest and most fun patterns I've ever sewn! This fluffy little skirt was made using the Sweet Blossom Skirt pattern by Elysium, and I'm entirely in love!
I used the playful prints of the Hoo's in the Forest fabric collection by Riley Blake.

The panels on this skirt are made using gores. I had never sewn gores before and love the instant, flirty twirl they give the bottom of the skirt! The simple waistband with coordinating, double-sided ruffle are the perfect finishing touches too. 
 At first glance this might seem like a complicated garment to sew, but let me assure you it is not! The pattern is very well written, including plenty of step by step photographs that make the assembly very simple. Certainly a pattern even a beginning seamstress could successfully and enjoyably work with. Not to mention, the end result of this ruffly goodness...
Who could resist!?!?!?

I made this one a tad small for my lil' rolly polly, so I'm just gonna have to sew another! ;) Big sis wants one too, and since it's certainly her style looks I'll be sewing another couple! Luckily that's an advantage of this pattern since it ranges from size 12 months-12 years. I love it when I can sew for more than one of my children from the same pattern!

If you'd like to sew your own Sweet Blossom Skirt, the pattern is available in the Elysium etsy shop.
Just imagine all the twirling ahead!

 Pattern: Sweet Blossom Skirt by Elysium
 Fabric: Hoo's In The Forest by Riley Blake Designs

9 comments:

Brooke said...

CUTE!!!

Sarah @ Fabric Seeds said...

adorable! this just went on my wish list :)

Kristy said...

Thanks!!! :) It really was super fun to make too!

Pam said...

So sweet!!!

Lori said...

Sew cute...I couldn't resist! I love this skirt. Glad I found your site. I'm new to sewing, but I'm excited by all your talent. I'm a new follower. Stop by and follow to if you like. See ya soon, Lori

Anonymous said...

This looks very cute, especially with the colours chosen!

Kristy said...

Thank you! It's a darling pattern and I love this fabric collection too! :)

Amy said...

Oh, I love this skirt!! I've been checking out every book on sewing and construction in the library, and I recently read about gores and have been sketching out an idea. I'm so excited to try it out! Darling fabric as well!!

Pam said...

I haven't sewn gores yet. It creates a lovely effect!!! I'll add gores to my To Do list.

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