But first I have to come forward and admit that I had my eyes on this pattern from the moment I saw the tester call back in November. When Hobbes was just a tiny crawler, and before I challenged myself to sew clothing, her signature look included skirts with attached leggings. I recently gave away all of her baby clothes and, while going through her bins, I couldn’t help but reminisce. Seeing the Skip Skirt options, I was excited to create a Big Kid version of her signature look.
This is a loaded pattern and you get SEVEN, yes 7, different skirt variations and 3 legging length options. You could sew them separately, choose 1 or 2 tiers, or attached together like I did. I decided to print out the entire pattern (in all sizes = 42 pages) so I could see all the choices while tracing Hobbes current size. However, you can choose to print your style and size using the pattern page layout.
The construction techniques are clear and easy; but I do have to preface that you will need to read the entire pattern and commit to your style before you begin to sew. I found the pattern instruction layout a bit perplexing due to all the options included. I ended up photographing the pages needed to construct View C with long leggings which helped me stay organized. As I mentioned above, this pattern is loaded with lots wonderful options, just allow yourself time to connect your look.
Five years later, I still love seeing Hobbes in “her” signature look. And I was thrilled at how happy she was to wear the Skip Skirt this morning. I chose plain pocket single tier look C and long leggings. Both in size 4 for Hobbes 21 inch waist and 41.5 inch height. I wanted clean lines with the surprise of a pocket, which she is excited to store the treasures (rhinestones, coins and beads) she finds on her way to and from Kindergarten.
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~Merav @Baby Hobbes Design
What a cutie! And check out these adorable skip skirts sewn up by Kara and Lisa. Looks like all of the girls loved them! -Sarah