Monday, January 7, 2013

Jenkka Skirt

Pattern: Ottobre 6/2012 Jenkka Pleated Tweed Skirt #32
Fabric: Cotton plaid (< yard, JoAnn Fabrics 50% off)
Fabric Price: ~$4.00
Notions: invisible zipper, 1 small button
Size: 128cm
Child's Age: 8

[Coat: Janie & Jack clearance; Shirts: Old Navy; Hat: Janie & Jack clearance; Tights: Target; Shoes: Mini Boden on their 3rd year. Yes, I like to get my money's worth.]
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I thought this would make a cute skirt for winter and I new it would look great with her orange coat. My only concern was with the fit.  Her waist is quite tiny but her hip measurements is more in line with the Ottobre chart. I considered trying to make it smaller but didn't want to risk messing it up so I just went with the smallest size on the pattern, 128cm and figured this 100% fabric would shrink again.  She tends to push anything that is fitted high at the waist down anyway. It turned out great.  (I only say things like this when I generally don't expect them to, not just because I'm overly anxious to congratulate myself). 

It was fairly easy to make for a pretty cute result and super cheap. It's not wool but I figured it would do for one season.  I even bought extra fabric to make myself a pencil skirt to go with my bright green elf sweater.

I didn't take the time to do a little photo shoot of the skirt so here are some photos from a home school, online school, field trip to a quaint art museum in a small town nearby.


  1. I love the skirt and her whole outfit. I recently started subscribing to Ottobre but haven't tried any of their patterns yet.

    1. Thank you. Ottobre is kind of new for me too. Now that I have collected a few issues, I love having the patterns at my disposal when I get an idea to make something.

  2. Super sweet...the colors are gorgeous!

  3. Ohhhh I just love what you come up with from Ottobre! I am going to have to check them out!

  4. beautiful. you have such an eye for colour and pattern combination. love your outfits.

  5. Wonderful outfit. A very cute little skirt. And what an exquisite coat. Did you make it? Is it ottobre too?

    1. Thank you. The coat is from Janie and Jack.