Classy and classic: Schatje Skirt sewing pattern review

It's back to school time, and I'm lucky that I don't have to worry too much about clothing as my kids have a school uniform. But back to school also means back to birthday parties, and all my daughter's friends seem to have birthdays in September and October.

My daughter has grown out of all her party dresses. As she's getting older, she's not so interested in ruffles and bows, so this is what I made: 

Looking for an easy skirt sewing pattern for girls? This cute DIY skirt has a flat-front and elastic back, so it's easy to get on and off, but looks great from the front. It's perfect to sew in a border print (Michael Miller Night Flower Fairies). Click through to read my Schatje Skirt sewing pattern review. #sewing #sewingforgirls #skirtsewingpattern #theelimonster #pdfsewingpattern

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Schatje Skirt Sewing Pattern Review

The Schatje Skirt from the Eli Monster was the perfect project for this double border print that's been in my stash for way too long (Night Flower Fairies from Michael Miller).

Michael Miller Night Flower Fairies double border print fabric sewn into the Schatje Skirt from the Eli Monster.

This fabric is gorgeous, and I almost want to make a skirt for myself with it too. The colours are so luscious and there is even a bit of glitter (or should I say fairy dust!).

The Schatje Skirt sewing pattern from the Eli Monster has a flat front and elastic waist. It looks amazing in a border print.

The skirt has a flat front and elastic back, so it's easy to get on and off but looks less baby-ish from the front. I sewed a size 13 width for my daughter (who measures a size 12 in width and size 8 in height), and the length was just the double border print cut down the centre. This ended up being a lovely tea length, that she can hopefully wear for a few years! The length sat just above my knee, so she can wear it as long as the waistband fits!

View of the back of the Schatje Skirt sewing pattern from the Eli Monster

It's an easy pattern to sew for a confident beginner. A bit of care needs to be taken when sewing the waistband, but the instructions are easy to follow.

Whenever I sew something for my daughter, it goes through a rigorous testing process before it goes into the wardrobe. Firstly, can you jump in it?

Can you jump in the Schatje skirt? Girl's skirt sewing pattern from The Eli Monster

Pass!

Can you bend down in the Schatje skirt?

Beautiful fairy border print fabric from Michael Miller.

Look! It looks like the fairies are in the grass! Perfect!

Can you climb a tree in the skirt?

Climbing a tree in the Schatje skirt. Sewing Pattern by the Eli Monster

Success! (You don't have to climb very high for it to count!)

And most importantly, can you twirl?

Can you twirl in the Schatje skirt? It's not the twirliest (no knickers showing here!), but enough to still have fun!

It's not the twirliest (no knickers showing here!), but it twirls enough to still have fun!

So it passes all the tests my daughter set, but then she discovered something surprising about the skirt:

The Schatje Skirt sewing pattern for girls has pockets!!!

It has POCKETS!!!!

Thank you Schatje Skirt - you have everything this girl looks for in the perfect skirt!

Schatje Skirt tea length girl's skirt sewing pattern sewn with a fairy border print fabric.

So that's my Schatje Skirt sewing pattern review. Get your copy of the Schatje Skirt from the Eli Monster here.

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