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I love classic lines on children. Seems to me the Europeans do this the best. I often look at blogs and catalogs and stores from overseas and wish I had some of it hanging in my girls’ closets. Perhaps in Europe they buy better quality, but less clothing for their children? That’s why you see children with well-tailored clothing and matching coats walking the sidewalks, of say, Paris. It’s a great approach.

Then I started thinking about haute couture: that small group of fashion houses constructing amazing custom garments for I don’t know whom! Not me. While I won’t ever be one of their customers I thought I could mimic their approach for my own daughter. So that is how this pattern was born: a skirt constructed just for her using her measurements rather than an “off the rack” pattern. Nothing “ready to wear” about this skirt! And you can make one too!

This listing is for a PDF pattern for the Couture Skirt for Girls. The skirt is knee length with inverted box pleats and angled pockets on the front, a taller waistband, a decorative flower and four pleats in the back (the back may be even prettier than the front!). The skirt opens for easy on-and-off at one of the side pockets with a single button closure (the same button to which you may add the flower if you'd like).

The PDF file provides detailed instructions and photos to walk you through every step. It will help you make your own pattern for the skirt panels and waistband, and includes templates for cutting out the pockets and flower embellishments. The pocket pattern has two sizes: 18 mos-3 and 4-6, but I explain how you can easily size up from there if you'd like.

The PDF pattern includes 33 pages of instructions with plenty of color photos and 2 pages of the pocket and flower patterns--the only thing you need to print,

**This listing is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD. Once your payment is confirmed you will be able to immediately download the PDF file.**

This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewers.

This skirt looks fabulous on girls of all ages!

You can see more of this skirt on my blog here: http://www.aestheticnest.com/2011/02/sewing-couture-skirt-tutorial.html

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


(Please note that the sweater pictured is not my design; it is from a free Lion Brand knitting pattern.)


Sewing Pattern: Couture Skirt for Girls (PDF INSTANT DOWNLOAD)