Anna recently alerted me to the presence of the free Lucy La La skirt pattern by The Surly Seamstress. As luck would have it, the measurements looked as though they would fit Stella, so I popped the pattern into my Sewjourn packing. Luckily for me Rachel was giving away a few remnants that included some lovely denim with small pink spots. The perfect fabric to make a new skirt for Stella!
This is a very straightforward pattern, which made is fast to sew yet surprisingly effective. I decided not to topstitch the seams,due to sheer laziness, but the next time that I make it I will definitely either topstitch them or pipe them. The flounce flips out beautifully to allow for movement and the elasticised waist makes it easy to put on and to wear.
As the skirt flounce is quite flared, I decided to blatantly copy Anna and finish the hem with some pretty printed bias binding that has been sitting in my stash for some time. I also finished all the raw edges by overlocking with contrasting pink thread. A little bit of fun!
This is a nice basic pattern with that extra little bit of style. It’s only in the one size, around Australian size 6, but I highly recommend it if you have a little one who is around those measurements.