The Macy Suspender Skirt

First post of 2017! Itโ€™s not too late to wish a Happy New Year, is it? Wish you a wonderful 2017! ๐Ÿ™‚

Although, I have already made a couple more things, this was my first make of the year and I really love it. I think itโ€™s a good start.

The pattern is the Macy Pinafore and Skirt from Jilly Atlanta, that I had the pleasure to test. Itโ€™s a lovely pattern for ages 12 months to 12 years, with options for a pinafore or suspender skirt, with two lengths.




According to Fโ€™s measurements, I made the suspenders version skirt in size 7 for height and 4 at the waist and the fit was good so, no need to make any changes.




Because I like to see the skirts, on my girls, more on the short side, I opted for the vintage length and I think it looks really well with knee socks. The pattern also includes optional flutters in the straps and a bow at the back. I asked F which options she wanted, she chose the bow and Iโ€™m glad she did, it looks adorable!




The recommended fabrics are light ones, such as cotton, seersucker, lightweight linenโ€ฆ but despite the recommendations I used a lightweight corduroy that also worked well, even with French seams, and I really love the colour. I had this fabric in my stash for almost two years it was about time I turned it into something pretty! For the bow, covered buttons and inside of the elastic casing (not visible) I used the same Liberty used in the blouse. Love how these two fabrics look together.




In regards to the pattern, all the pieces matched, the instructions are clear and I did not had any issues while making it. It all come together easily and fast. I see more Macy skirts in my daughtersโ€™ wardrobe! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a wonderful week! ๐Ÿ™‚