Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pattern Testing for Elegance & Elephants: Bubble Pocket Top & Spin Skirt

I just finished sewing another E&E pattern! I was asked to test her soon to be released Bubble Pocket Top & Spin Skirt. This pattern is quick to put together and perfect for the hot summer days that are finally here. I decided to use a light weight cotton floral fabric for the top and sequence fabric for the skirt. I added a layer under the sequence fabric just so the skirt wouldn't be see-through. The sequence layer isn't hemmed because I liked the look of the raw edge with this fabric. One thing I really like about the skirt pattern is the waistband that has an elastic as well as a drawstring. I learned a new way to sew a waistband and I love how it looks. And the best part is Anja now has a new favourite skirt! I love it when my kids actually want to wear what I make them. (Anja is a slim, tall 4-year-old and is wearing size 4/5.)

So here it is...


  1. Such a pretty combination, Maja! The sequins really make this outfit extra special. So glad that Anja likes it, too!

  2. This is very pretty. I love your fabric combo, They seem like they would be opposite but they are really complimentary. I love how this looks on an older girl, I am excited to sew this pattern for the next 9 sizes.
    With Love,

  3. This is beautifully done, and I love that fabric choice on the skirt! Perfect!

    1. Thanks Nichole! I love the dot fabric you used on your skirt!

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    1. Thank you! I just perused your blog and am inspired by the many dresses you have made!