Tuesday, 5 October 2010

.New Make It Perfect pattern...A+ SKIRTS!.

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.)

SUPPLIES:
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 
              Pink homespun
View C - Saffron Craig, Bird Tree, Blossom Patch in Green
              Saffron Craig, Bird Tree, Bird Trees in Magenta
VIEW D - Grey Cotton Drill

149 comments:

Michelle said...

Lovely skirts. Think my favourite is the pocket one. Fabric choices are brilliant too :).

sweeter than cupcakes said...

This looks like a great pattern. I love the lace option.

sweeter than cupcakes said...

I am a follower.

CracklinRosie said...

I'm a follower & I'm on FaceBook & I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PATTERN!

Mel said...

great pattern - I especially like the one with the pockets! I'm a follower :)

melisa said...

I am a follower, love the look of view B

melisa said...

I'm on facebook too. Would love a copy of this one!

mamatamera said...

My "tween" would love for me to make her a passel of these adorable skirts.

mamatamera said...

I'm a follower.

Chelsea Parsons said...

awww I love Fil!

Karen said...

Love the skirts! Your model sister is adorable, and I would be a little jealous of her legs also. ha!

mamatamera said...

I'm blogging about this giveaway as we speak.

Karen said...

I am a follower!

The Hunter's Prize said...

A Line skirts are the best! I love the one with pockets, such a good idea!

Launceston Weeden Family said...

Another great pattern Toni, well done!

Caitlin - craftycrackpot said...

I'm in!!

Caitlin - craftycrackpot said...

I'm a make it perfect follower!

Lisa said...

Toni this pattern looks fabulous! My favourite is the lace embellished one.

DianeY said...

Love these skirts! I especially like the button front one & you did a great job with the lace embellished one.

DianeY said...

I'm a follower of your blog

Lisa said...

I'm a Follower too, and I can't wait to make one and can see some seriously funky applique on the front of one. This is just the pattern I need for work skirts.

Mel said...

Looks good Toni cant wait to add it to my make it perfect collection : )

Stacy said...

Awesome skirt. I have been looking for something easy to make since I am anew sewer and ahve only been making crafts with my sewing. i would love a chance to make this skirt.

Anonymous said...

My 10 yo daughter and I have just been chatting about what style of skirt to make for summer... and then you release this pattern.
What great timing... would love to win a copy however if I don't I'm still buying one... great pattern Toni!
Emily Churchman

Anonymous said...

My 10 yo daughter and I have just been chatting about what style of skirt to make for summer... and then you release this pattern.
What great timing... would love to win a copy however if I don't I'm still buying one... great pattern Toni!
Emily Churchman

Little Munchkins said...

What pretty skirts! I love the fabrics you chose too.

I 'like' you on FB already :)

Charlotte said...

This is so awesome Toni! love all of them, can't wait to make some of these! I love the variations you can make with just a bit of lace here, or a button there; so great!

Jodie said...

I love this skirt! It's already added to my must have list :)

Mia said...

Love the skirts. It will become a staple in my wardrobe.

Jess said...

oo So good, what a great skirt Idea - I love those fabrics as well!

Victoria at Party Puff said...

I love A lines and have been planning to copy one of my favorites. Your pattern sounds even better!

Kate said...

Ohhhh so lovely! Thanks for a chance to win such a nice pattern!

Kate said...

I'm already a huge follwer of your blog! :o)

Anonymous said...

what a great pattern! It will go on the list for summer sewing...Jacinta B

The Bartons said...

oh i love them!!!! oh and the model!!!!! xx

Melissa said...

Wow they look GREAT! Love it! x

Sally said...

Fantastic... I've got my fingers crossed - I need new skirts for the summer.

Sally said...

... oh yeah... and I am already following you :)

Cook Clean Craft said...

I love an A-line skirt - perfect to hide my womanly hips. Gorgeous designs!

Cook Clean Craft said...

I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous, can be so simple yet so elegant

Karen

kmhardwick@bigpond.com

B @ Sweet Limes said...

absolutely darling!

limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

B @ Sweet Limes said...

and I am already a follower!

Andi said...

I would love to win your pattern. My fav is the view with pockets and the button front...love those buttons. I always enjoy finding a great pattern for me. Thanks.

Andi said...

I am already a follower...

Andi said...

I like you on FB, too.

Melita said...

I would LOVE to give this one a whirl! My fave is the pocket version, very funky!

Melita said...

I also follow your blog :-)

Melita said...

and I have 'liked' you on FB :-)

Tina said...

I love the new skirt pattern! Just what I'm looking for :)
I'm a follower on here and on FB too :)

Helen Yann said...

I love A lines. They're easy to make and come together quickly.Love your fabric choices!

Aimee said...

awesome tone! i especially love the grey and lace one. fil is beautiful!

Kylie said...

I've been wanting a Make it Perfect Pattern for AGES!!! Maybe I could win this one! Just the perfect pattern for this time of year!

Amanda said...

Always looking for a great skirt pattern. I am a follower.

Rebecca said...

love them - will be getting this one for sure!!

Narelle said...

I love it! I'm also a follower of your blog and on facebook ;)

leeah said...

Wow! I was right last week when I guessed a skirt :0) I love the fact that you have included Tween sizing. Love the lacey option, great sunday skirt.

leeah said...

have liked on facebook

leeah said...

i am a follower as well

Ziezo said...

Great fabric combination and lovely options with the pattern. . Would love to make one!
I'm a follower.

ange_moore said...

I love a good A-line skirt and your pattern looks spot-on. The lcae version looks particularly posh!!

ange_moore said...

And I'm a follower of your blog!

Ziezo said...

Following on FB as well

twinkietwink said...

Beautiful skirts! Would LOVE the pattern.

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!
And I just wanted to say how spunky Fifi looks.
Love Auntie Lorraine.
xxx

WandaFish said...

I love how different the skirts can look and this would be perfect to add to my collection of Make it Perfect patterns! Saffron's fabric looks so cute too :)

WandaFish said...

I am already a follower :)

WandaFish said...

I like you on facebook too!

The Kings said...

lovely skirts Tone. Fil is a great model :)

ana said...

Great! I'm looking for a skirt just like this to adapt into a maternity skirt, and the yoke on yours makes it look super easy.

Tam said...

OOO love to see you with a new pattern out...just in time for summer toO! Loving it!

melandpeter said...

Naw - Filly makes a gorgeous model. Loving the new skirts Tone. Count me in, and I like you on FB :-)

brissmith said...

Love it! And I like you on FB. Susan :)

twinkietwink said...

Like you on facebook!

missbanana said...

Love view B - would love to win this!

missbanana said...

And I'm a liker on FB =)

Leah (mummy made it) said...

love the one with the deep set pockets.

Leah (mummy made it) said...

Following and facebook liking!!

Emma Thomsen said...

Great Pattern! A Line skirts are so this season! Count me in! ;)

Emma Thomsen said...

I'm already a faithful follower! :)

Emma Thomsen said...

I Blogged the Giveaway at http://itsallaboutthefabric.blogspot.com/.

Crystal said...

Please enter me - I really like this pattern - it looks fun to make.

Crystal said...

I'm a new follower.

Crystal said...

I liked you on facebook (Crystal Williams Fulcher)

The undomesticated scientist said...

following and face book liked. its a great skirt!

Ditzy and Dotty said...

I think my favourite has to be the skirt with the pockets. What a great idea for a pattern.

Ditzy and Dotty said...

am following you too.

MaddyMazeStudio said...

How cute are these skirts? Thanks for the giveaway!

gill said...

Great pattern!
Count me in please!!
Gill

momto2wasd said...

Looks like a great pattern! And so versatile, too! Is it boring if I say I like the simplest one the best?

Mama Spark said...

Great looking skirts! I would love to get my hands on this pattern.

Mama Spark said...

I now "like" you on FB

Mama Spark said...

I am also your loyal and faithful follower!

Janet said...

Lovely! I want to make one of these for my daughter for Christmas. I would go with the button front.

Kira said...

Great Looking paatern. I love the B and C. Pockets are always handy for Mums and C could be really dressy. Love it.

Kira said...

I'm a follower now too :)

Mia said...

I "like" make it perfect on facebook!

Christie said...

Cute skirts! I always think I should wear more skirts, but don't have any...this would be a great start!

Christie said...

I also follow your blog with Google Reader :)

L!$@ said...

Great pattern as always Toni! Love all your ideas. I am going to have to buy a sewing machine so I can start using some of your patterns.

Anna said...

Another great pattern of yours! Loving it! I have been scouring shops and online for a suitable dress or skirt pattern and THIS IS IT! This giveaway comes at a great time! I am desperate for it!! I would love to win!
Anna
anna@ourinfo.biz

Anna said...

I am a follower!!!
Anna
anna@ourinfo.biz

Sandrine said...

Thanks for the chance!Very cute pattern...I am now following too :)

Rachelle said...

Lovely pattern, I've been looking for a nice A-line

Rachelle said...

I'm a new follower for an extra entry

Rachelle said...

Have "liked" you on Facebook for a third entry

Lima Bean said...

Ooh, love this one. I would love to make some cute skirts.

Lima Bean said...

I am following you on facebook now!

Lima Bean said...

And I follow your blog on Google Reader!

Lisa Prebble said...

Some more nice skirts, we can't wait to get sewing some more here!

Justine said...

I love A line skirts! & I love your patterns!

Amy said...

I really like these skirts!

Amy said...

I follow your blog

Karen said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Can't wait to get my hands on this pattern.

I follow your blog and I've just become a fan on Facebook :)

bubbachenille said...

I now follow your blog and if this awesome skirt is any indication of whats in store for me in the future, I'm going to love it, I am also a liker on Facebook.
I love all versions and find it hard to get a good fit in a skirt.
Thanks for the chance !

brissmith said...

I've blogged about it too. Susan

Liss said...

This pattern is gorgeous- I've found my summer wardrobe staple!


melissab@insightsystems.com.au

Lee said...

The skirts - all views - are lovely! The models and fabrics are beautiful. My college daughter would love these. Thanks for the chance to win.

jill said...

Love all the versions!

Tom the DH said...

I posted about your giveaway on this fabric forum

The Edwards Family said...

I LOVE it, I want to make view D skirt, so cute. Thanks for the great giveaway!

b said...

Cute pattern!
b.

b said...

I'm a follower
b.

b said...

I'm a fan on facebook!
b.

Megan said...

How cute! I would love to win the pattern!

Jared and Cassie Watene said...

Hey Toni, It's Cassie Watene (Watson) here. Just thought I would let you know I found one of your patterns in a little fabric shop up here in tiny little Emerald! And instantly thought of you! Xox

The Clip Cafe said...

Hi there I am a follower!

The Clip Cafe said...

I love the lace version too! Your giveaway is in my side bar :-)

The Clip Cafe said...

I am also blogging about your site + giveaway today :-)

Quilary said...

This looks like a lovely easy pattern to make. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Quilary said...

I am now a follower.

sewing-lady said...

Gorgeous patterns... I love the lace version especially!

Kate said...

I've been waiting for this skirt and I almost missed it! Looks absolutely fantastic.

Kate said...

I'm a follower!

Chocolate Cat said...

What a great pattern! I love option D but I know my tween would love option B!!

Thea - Red Cherry Lane said...

I love it. I am going to make all 4 and for summer and winter. Winter would be fantastic with a pair of boots.

emma said...

Just ordered some for the shop!
I think it will be just a little popular! Just lovely.
emma

Tabatha Tweedie said...

This pattern is gorgeous! I love the fact that it's a simple pattern but with so many variations. I could use it again and again! Thanks for the chance to win!

Paula said...

Lovely pattern! Please count me in, thanks!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Miss Amy said...

Wow I love view D, and B oh and A oh lets just say I like it :p Just "liked" you on facebook as well :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a facebook fan! Jacinta B

Tabatha Tweedie said...

I've blogged about your giveaway on our sewing blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Katie said...

I love skirt patterns and this one is very cute!

Katie said...

I am a follower as well and I always love your stuff :)

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

LOVE this pattern!
I follow your blog :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

FB fan :)
name: Rebecca Aikema
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

lissyal said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new pattern. Such a flattering shape on any girl. My favourite is the lace embelishment. I'm already a follower, I've just posted a blog with your giveaway and I'm on FB. I've already been to 2 of my local craft stores who list that they stock your patterns and both didn't have them in yet! ARGH i can't wait that long! I'm also keen to start your versatile wrap skirt for myself as I'm currently loosing alot of weight and it would be perfect to accomodate my shrinking waist line and still look, funky and comfortable! I just think your great!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Its a perfect skirt, just love the one with the pockets!! Would be fab to win I could make one for my birthday :-)

mick.buckley said...

Great pattern. I need to start making things for me and this may be just the place to start. Pockets for me. How does anyone live without pockets?!

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