With the weather slowly making a warmer change here in Australia at the moment, it is with much excitement that I introduce my newest pattern to you...A+ Skirts...
"The classic A-Line skirt is a staple to every skirt lover's wardrobe. A+ Skirts gives you the classic A-Line plus a range of fun variations to create beautiful, one of a kind skirts for everyday elegance.
Sized to fit "tween" girls to the larger woman and with easy, peasy instructions for zipper insertion, A+ Skirts are a beginner-friendly pattern that you'll find yourself making again and again."
You can't go wrong with a good A-Line...it suits so many body shapes and sizes and the waistband on this pattern helps to make it that little bit more flattering.
One of the things I especially love about this skirt is that you can make up as many as you like and because the design is so simple, you can let the fabric shine and each skirt will look totally unique.
I like to think of the A+ Skirts pattern as a "drawing board" to help you custom-make unique, one-of-a-kind skirts...the pattern offers 4 variations, and with a little creativity you can easily sew up a skirt like none other before. Try joining fabric in a patchwork-style before cutting out the patten pieces, embellish the skirt with ribbon and buttons or try your hand at a bit of applique to make a statement! The possibilities are endless.
Lets take a look at some of the variations offered in A+ Skirts...
VIEW A = No-Frills, Basic A-Line Version.
"Ideal when you want to showcase that special fabric or if you just want to make a more subtle skirt. Use this design as a "drawing board" to create funky skirts by adding ribbon or lace embellishment (see View D) or jazz it up with some cool applique!"
VIEW B = A-Line with Pockets."A funky, retro-style A-Line with deep-set pockets and contrasting fabric detail."
VIEW C = A-Line with Buttons."Made with a "fake" front opening so that you don't have to worry about your skirt flying open and revealing all! Buttons down the front add a bit of extra fancy detail for a hip skirt!"
VIEW D = Lace Embellished."A twist on the basic A-Line, add lace or ribbon to the skirt for a classy, feminine look."
I have had so many requests from Mothers asking me to create patterns for their "tween" aged daughters. You know, that stage that girls go through when they are a bit too old for kids clothes, but not quite mature enough for store-bought women's clothing. I thought this pattern would be perfect for these girls...as you can see from the pictures I have shared, the fabric used really gives the skirt a different feel so you can easily make a "younger" looking skirt just by selecting fabric that your "tween" feels comfortable in!
To see more A+ Skirts pictures and check out the fabric requirements, visit the Make It Perfect website. My lovely model is my cute little sister, Filipa - she is the best, with her twiggy legs (yes, I am jealous!) and crazy poses!!! Thanks Fatty :)
If you have a store and want to stock this or any other Make It Perfect patterns, contact Creative Abundance to place an order.
If you would like to purchase a copy of A+ Skirts for yourself, they should be popping up in retail stores very soon. Ask your favourite store to get one in for you!
It has been awhile since I have released a new pattern, so I'm excited to be having the regular give away! To win copy of A+ Skirts, leave a comment on this post to be in the running! For bonus entries you can:
- Post about this giveaway on your blog and leave another comment telling me you have blogged about it.
- Become a Make It Perfect follower and leave me another comment telling me you are (or already are).
- "Like" Make It Perfect on Facebook.
(Giveaway will close Sunday 10th October and winner will be drawn via a random number generator.)
Make It Perfect, A+ Skirts pattern
View A - Saffron Craig, Bird Tree, Bird Trees in Magenta
View B - Saffron Craig, Bird Tree, Bird Spot in Green
View C - Saffron Craig, Bird Tree, Blossom Patch in Green
Saffron Craig, Bird Tree, Bird Trees in Magenta
VIEW D - Grey Cotton Drill