Eloise Skirt

Soon after the release of the Adeline Blouse, The Dutch Pattern Farm comes with another new pattern: the Eloise Skirt! This prairie skirt has five layers, and comes in two lengths: knee length and floor length. I made the latter for the test. It makes a nice combo with the Adeline Blouse, so I made a set.

The Eloise skirt is designed for lightweight woven fabrics. The first layer, the waistband, has a pointed curve at the centre front, and the third layer is meant to attach a ribbon on. The pattern contains a lot of gathering, since the other three layers are ruffled. Another nice detail is that the fourth, largest layer, has a curved bottom.

I chose to use the same fabric as I used for the blouse for the first and fifth layer. The second and fourth layer are made from a purple polkadot poplin. For the ribbon panel I used white cotton as basic layer. On it I sewed a white lace ribbon, in which I braided a smaller blue ribbon. In this way both the blue and purple of the flowers of the fabric of the blouse come back.

As a hem, I made a rolled hem with my overlock/serger with a gold coloured thread. Gold is also used on the ribbon at the neckline of the blouse.

I love the look of this outfit, and Miss SieBe said: “I am so happy in these clothes! I am so happy you can sew so well, mummy!” That’s probably the best compliment your children can give about your sewing. The photo’s show we had fun during the photo session, but also that the wind was a challenging factor. 🙂

If you like this pattern as much as we do, you can buy it here at the website of The Dutch Pattern Farm. A few more pics:

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