Kids clothes week – Skipping Skirt

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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!


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  1. January 29, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    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.
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  2. January 29, 2014 / 11:03 pm

    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.
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  3. January 31, 2014 / 9:22 am

    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!)
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    • February 10, 2014 / 9:06 pm

      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!
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  4. Denise Adorian
    February 2, 2014 / 1:44 am

    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

  5. February 2, 2014 / 4:01 pm

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

  6. Louisa
    February 3, 2014 / 12:00 am

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

  7. February 4, 2014 / 11:19 pm

    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 @
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  8. February 10, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    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.
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