With Spring comes Skirt Season, and I have had my eye on one particular pattern for a bit now.
Ever since I saw the Boardwalk Skirt from Go To Patterns (affiliate link), I knew I had to make it. I love this skirt!!! The pattern was just perfect for all of the new fabric I have recently (hoarded & fed my addiction with) acquired.
Skirts are great because they are an easy way to showcase your favorite fabric lines, you can use basic quilting cotton which has some of the best novelty prints, and your kids love the twirl factor every skirt brings with it.
What I love about the Boardwalk Skirt is the under ruffle, which you can opt to replace with lace trim for a less time-consuming method. But the ruffle gives the skirt a fun faux-petticoat look, which both girls adore.
All of the little intricacies that Go To Patterns include in their instructions are what sets this pattern line apart. There are certain pattern lines that I trust instinctively after having worked with them a few times, and Go To Patterns is definitely among that list.
Allowing for an either fully elastic waistband, or a more refined drawstring and grommet look. I chose the fully elastic route, simply because I was making three at once. But next time I will choose the drawstring method, especially for my eldest daughter who is outgrowing the child-like waistbands.
I highly recommend this pattern if you are looking for a fun skirt to make. There is just something about using patterns sometimes to give yourself that fully refined and finished product.
The fabrics used in the skirts are (from left to right) Jack and Lulu for Dear Stella, It’s a Shore Thing – Beach Umbrella in Aqua || Zen Chic for Moda, Comma Asterisk in Chalk and Mustard || and Brother Sister Design Studio – Silly Spunky Dots.
That is just too much fabric cuteness all in one photo.
The Boardwalk Skirt by Go To Patterns (affiliate link) is a great pattern to work with, and I will definitely be using it again! With skirts as versatile and cute as this, you just can’t go wrong.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…