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Free Pattern: Girls' Fully Reversible Skirt

Posted by Katie Remski on Jul 27, 2017 11:39:33 AM
  

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Do you know a little girl who loves to change outfits multiple times throughout the day? While expressing themselves though fashion may be fun for the kiddos, the laundry can start to pile up! Enter the Girl's Fully Reversible Skirt, a free pattern for a simple, twirly skirt that's just as much fun to sew as it is to wear. The comfy elastic waist and choice of two favorite fabrics will make it a wardrobe staple, and the ease of sewing (no pattern pieces! no interfacing! no zippers or buttons!) will make it easy to sew up a whole closet full. 

Download the FREE Reversible Skirt Pattern PDF!

A free pattern for a  girl's fully reversible skirt from Katie Remski at Pink Castle Fabrics

 

My favorite thing about this skirt is the way it is 100% reversible without the usual piping, binding, or added bands that are typical for reversible patterns. All you need is two different prints, enough elastic to fit comfortably around the child's waist, and an hour or so for cutting and sewing. 

A free pattern for a  girl's fully reversible skirt from Katie Remski at Pink Castle Fabrics

Another wonderful thing about this skirt is you can customize it in so many ways. Make it shorter or longer, add fullness, stitch on some applique or pockets, whatever makes you (and the recipient) happy! The sewing is very, very easy, especially once you get the hang of sewing down and around the side seam. 

A free pattern for a  girl's fully reversible skirt from Katie Remski at Pink Castle Fabrics

For the fabric for these skirts, we chose two new lines in the shop-- the skirt at left is made from "Double Dutch" by Latifah Saafir for Hoffman Fabrics. Aside from the line having the perfect name, how could we resist an ice cream bar skirt for a little girl?! Not to mention that if (ahem, when) popsicle juice drips onto her outfit and you've still got to get through the grocery store, just flip the skirt over to a clean side. The happy, colorful geometric dots on the reverse side look like something from a retro arcade game. 

 

For the yellow skirt on the right, we used "Supernova' by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella Fabrics. This line of science-inspired motifs, including these glasses, will appeal to the girl who would rather read books and pair her skirts with high top sneakers (how sweet would this be with a cardigan for school?) The reverse of the skirt is Dear Stella Scallop Dot, which makes for a simple basic perfect for pairing with busy shirts.  A free pattern for a  girl's fully reversible skirt from Katie Remski at Pink Castle Fabrics

 Download the FREE Reversible Skirt Pattern PDF!

Here's an image for your Pinterest boards: 

A free sewing pattern for a skirt for little girls that's fully reversible from Pink Castle Fabrics

Topics: apparel, kids sewing, latifah saafir, skirt, Free Pattern, dear stella, apparel sewing, kids, reversible skirt, girls, kids clothes

Glamp Stitchalot November 2016

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Sep 15, 2016 2:20:00 PM
  

We're coming up on our third Glamp Stitchalot in less than two months!
It will be held at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan November 10th through 13th, 2016.

Glamp Stitchalot is run by Pink Castle Fabrics. With the purchase of a ticket, you will receive instructions from six well-known teachers, all meals for the entire weekend, and lasting friendships with new like-minded ladies and gentlemen.

In the past, our Glampers have had amazing experiences. As a company, we strive to make each Glamp even more successful than the last. Here are a few highlights from our past two Glamp Stitchalot Events:

Glamp Stitchalot cupcakes
Cupcakes at the Welcome Mixer

Welcome Mixer
Thursday night, we like to have a mixer for all of our Glampers to meet each other. We supply a buffet-style dinner after you check in and pick up your orders and goody bags.
You have the opportunity to check in to the hotel, if you've decided to stay at the Kensington with us, set up your sewing machine if you've brought your own, and find your swap partner if you've partaken in the Swap! You have the freedom to roam about Ann Arbor throughout the afternoon and stop into the Pink Castle Fabrics shop to pick up anything you've forgotten.

Six Classes
Each class will be taught by a professional quilter. We have six amazing teachers coming for November 2016: Latifah Saafir, Daniel Rouse, Sherri Lynn Wood, Nydia Kehnle, Luke Haynes, and Nicholas Ball! You can read more about each teacher at www.stitchalot.com.

 

Each class period will last two hours a piece. You'll be taught a different technique by each teacher.

Open Sewing Time
Want to practice your new improvisational skills? Well, you get a lot of open sewing time throughout the weekend! We keep the sewing room open until Midnight both Friday and Saturday so you and sew to your heart's desire. We know to many of you that a sewing retreat means that you finally have time to get some sewing done, so we want to give you as much time to just relax and sew as you want and need!

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Open Sew

A Pop-Up Shop
Forget something or find you need just a little bit more fabric for one of your projects? We're here to help! You can find some of Pink Castle's Finest working in the pop-up shop along with Pink Castle's Resident Janome Sale's Girl, Molly, hanging out to help you with any questions about the Janome Sewing Machines we sell.
We will have shelf cuts, bundles, and notions galore for your purchasing pleasures!

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Katie, Kara, and Molly
Hanging out in the Pop-Up Shop
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Janome Machines at the Pop-Up Shop


Massage Therapy
Yes, you read that right! We bring in a certified massage therapist (sometimes two!) for those that need a little bit of R&R after sewing for many hours! The cost is $1/minute, and it's first-come-first-serve, so no need to schedule an appointment. Just drop in on the massage therapist whenever you need to and they'll take care of you!

Giveaways
Throughout the weekend, we hold giveaways! A lot of them, too! I'm not going to spoil any surprises for our November Event, but look at June's awesome table of goodies:

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June's Giveaway Table
November's will be different!

We hope you'll join us for a weekend of sewing and fun. We still have a few tickets left, so don't hesitate to order yours at www.stitchalot.com!

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We get folks from all over! Especially Canada
 

Topics: daniel rouse, Glamp Stitchalot, latifah saafir, Luke Haynes, nicholas ball, nydia kehnle, Sherri lynn wood

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