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Nicey Jane Skirt Bottom

Not too long ago, I was searching online for cute skirt and dress patterns for my 3 year old, Avery. I stumbled upon a fairly easy looking FREE skirt pattern at Oliver + S. If you have any little girl (or boy) to sew for, you must check them out. They have the most darling things. Anyway, I couldn’t pass up something free! So I printed it out and it sat in a pile of patterns at my sewing table.

Today my kids spent the morning at the grandparents house so I had a glorious 4 hours to do whatever I wanted. Unfortunately, most of it was spent grocery shopping at Target and Trader Joe’s. Well afterwards I had enough time to hit up my local fabric stores! I finally was able to see Heather Bailey’s new line, Nicey Jane. It is so cute!! I bought a bit of it, some FQs for a future quilt and a couple yards for a dress for Avery and the free skirt pattern I had downloaded.

After the kids got home and went down for their nap, I decided to try making the skirt. It was SO easy. Seriously, it took me under an hour and less than 3/4 a yard of fabric (1/2 yard of the green and 1/4 yard of the white.) I changed the pattern slightly by using a coordinating fabric on the bottom, rather than a ribbon. I plan on making many more of these, hopefully Avery likes it as much as I do. Here’s the finished product!

Nicey Jane Skirt



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    January 22, 2010

    This is adorable! I may just have to make one for my niece 🙂

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    January 22, 2010

    Very cute!!! Free patterns are the best!

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    January 22, 2010

    very cute! I’ve thought their clothing patterns are so adorable and timeless. Maybe I’ll have to try one sometime. 🙂 Hope you have a good weekend!

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    January 22, 2010

    So cute! I love the look of the same fabric, different colorway as a contrast. The reverse would be adorable too! Love the Nicey Jane line; I bought a charm pack and am just deciding what to do with it.

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    wishes, true and kind

    January 22, 2010

    Adorable! And I NEED to get some of that Nicey Jane! Great fabrics!

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    January 23, 2010

    That is fabulous fabric and an adorable skirt!

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    January 25, 2010

    So darling! Dress her now while you can… I can only dream of making such lovlies for my 12 & 15 year olds 🙂

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    January 28, 2010

    So cute and I love the fabric you chose as always! Thank you for sharing…next on my list! 🙂


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