Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mother/Daughter Snow Leopard Skirts-McCall 6654

The cold weather finally gave me the motivation to sew this skirt (and boy was it cold today---and rainy.) And I'm happy I did because it was quick to make and turned out pretty cute. I had a few scraps so I thought it would be fun to make my "Wee-One" a version too. Truth be told she has VERY few winter clothes. She's just grown out of most everything recently so I needed something for her to wear to church. It's amazing you feed them and they actually grow---just like little weeds. Who knew? LOL! Anyhow, this was a fun and quick project (began/finished last night). And I definitely see more of these in my future. Here's the review......

McCall 6654


Time to Sew:
It really only take an hour or so. I came home after a movie and grocery shopping and whipped both up. Stopped a few times to make dinner and do a few other things. Mostly made on my serger and I used a small zigzag stitch to add the waistband. I whipped my daughters up using a scrap piece of fabric cut to fit around her. I serged the one side seam and folded down upper edge of skirt for elastic casing and hemmed it. Super simple. All pretty quick.

Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
A 1 for sure.

Pattern Description:
Elastic waist skirt

Pattern Sizing:
I made a size 14
(front view)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
YES!

Were the instructions easy to follow?
YES!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Cute little skirts are a staple for winter. I love to pair them with tights & boots.

Fabric Used:
Snow leopard print ponte I picked up on a clearance table at Hancock Fabrics a few weeks ago.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None.
(back view)

What would you do differently next time?:
I won't attach the elastic per the instructions. Instead I'll leave an opening at the base of the waistband and feed the elastic through---sewing the opening of the waistband once finished.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Oh YES!!!! I need lots of these cute little skirt in my wardrobe.

Wardrobe Versatility:
I like to wear little skirts with these with tights or even leggings. A cute top or sweater works well and I like to add a scarf to add layers and even pops of color.

(side view)

Conclusion:
Cute & quick skirt pattern! Definitely a wardrobe staple:)

31 comments:

  1. I love the mother daughter pics, especially the first one. Too cute!

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  2. Fantastic skirts, and great styling of both...and what an adorable little girl!!!

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  3. Great skirt and the pics of you and the wee one could not be more adorable.

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  4. Awwwe, what great photos! I think those are the cutest skirts EVER! I think you and your daughter look GORGEOUS! Just absolutely adorable! You will have to make more of them!

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  5. This is the cutest thing ever! Your daughter is a DOLL.

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  6. Super cute! I LOVE matching mother daughter stuff!

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  7. The Mother/Daughter duo was an excellent use of that fabric. I have a similar print ponte so you know you just gave me an idea! Love the pictures.

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  8. Aaaaaaaaah. I wish I had a little girl You guys look fab. I love the skirts.

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  9. Your skirt is nice but I love the pics of you and your daughter! You both look amazing!

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  10. How adorable are those skirts!! My mom used to make us matching "Mother/Daughter" outfits too ... great memories for your daughter.

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  11. really super cute..i likeeeeeee...♥♥

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  12. There's nothing like family...I like the fabric!

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  13. Oh, the mother duaghter pictures are so darling. Love the skirts!

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  14. your baby girl IS the perfect accessory, she looks so happy and so cute, I love that first photo.

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  15. you and your daughter look so cute posing together!

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  16. You both look so cute it the skirts! Glad that it is an easy project. Might get it too.

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  17. You two look adorable in your matching skirts. And if it was quick and easy to sew, then even better!

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  18. Okay, this is just way too cute for words!!!

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  19. So cute! Enjoy your little girl, wanted to dress like you, because there will come a time when she will probably balk at that idea!

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  20. Luv, luv, luv it! You both look great!

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  21. I love that last pic. Your daughter is so pleased to be a part of the fashion pictures. It's great.

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  22. You made me chuckle. The photo shoot is adorable. Your little princess is so cute. BTW- Love your matching skirts.

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  23. soo cute! you both are just too adorable :).
    Great post!

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