make it yourself!
i love love love the look of vintage cheerleader uniforms and field hockey kilts – in fact, i think i loved wearing my field hockey skirt to junior high on game day even more than actually playing - all those pleats take me back to a simpler time. Field Day is a great little pleated skirt with an updated take on this design, featuring inverted box pleats in contrasting fabric and constructed with French seams for a clean tailored finish. **now don't go getting all "French Seams? I can't do that!" on me - this pattern will have Frenchy becoming your new best friend. the pleats drape and twirl – and everybody loves to twirl – while the top band of the skirt gathers with an elasticized waistband to fit your girly for years and years.
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the pattern is totally do-able, even for beginners, with 5 pages of easy to follow step-by-step instructions, full color images to demonstrate pattern specifics, and complete sewing instructions for sizes 2-12. imagine that - you make something she'll wear tomorrow (like i did, the night before pre-K).
if you have ever followed one of my patterns/tutorials, you know that they are non-traditional in their format, a sort of hybrid combining what i love about both knitting and sewing patterns. there aren’t pattern pieces, per se - just directions for cutting and sewing straight lines, simplifying the process as much as possible.
and if you think this design looks familiar... you're right!
like many people, i sew and i knit. and add to the mix that i design and write patterns... it's been a natural evolution. i dream up something - an accessory or garment or whatever - and then i think about whether to knit it or sew it. and when i can figure out a way to do both that really truly works and isn't just whimsical, well then i am over the moon! Field Day is the sewn version of old skool - so for those of you who like old skool but don't knit, here you go. and for those of you who both knit + sew... well it looks like girly has a new wardrobe coming.
i hope you + yours enjoy field day as much as we do. xoxo