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Cosmos Reversible Skirt & Purse Tester Call

I have a favor to ask you. Kind of a big one, really.

I need your help getting my first pattern ready for the world stageprime time. If you can commit to making up a simple skirt for a special little girl in your life, and maybe a purse to match, it would mean the world to me. Truly!

  Cosmos Reversible Skirt & Purse by Sew Maris Designs

 

Cosmos Reversible Skirt Features

  • Reversible skirt construction eliminates need for seam finishing
  • Scalloped hemline adds a feminine detail
  • Easy, elastic waist finish
  • Available in size 2-10
  • Pattern tiling so you print only the sizes/pages you need

Pattern Sizing

This children’s pattern is available in sizes from 2- 10 years.

Picking a Size

This pattern is based on waist size and skirt length. Measure your child’s waist to determine the correct size, and also measure a skirt you already own to determine the proper length. To lengthen or shorten any size skirt, add or remove length at the waist rather than the scalloped hem.

2-3

3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8

8-10

Waist measurement 20.5 in/ 52 cm 21.25 in/54 cm 22 in/56 cm 22.75 in/58 cm 23.63 in/60 cm 24 in/61 cm 25 in/63 cm
Finished skirt length 10 in/ 25.4 cm 12.5 in/31.75 cm 14 in/35.5 cm 15.5 in/39 cm 16.25in/41 cm 17 in/43 cm 18.5 in/47 cm

 

Primary fabrics

Lightweight cotton, quilting cotton, chambray or similar fabrics without stretch are good choices. Since this skirt is reversible, you will need two pieces of fabric to complete the skirt. It is not necessary that the fabrics are complementary colors or prints, as the “underside” is not visible when wearing.

Interfacing:

Medium weight interfacing is suggested, but not required, for the purse “lining” fabric.

Interlining

Medium weight muslin or cotton duck is suggested, but not required, for underlining the exterior of the purse. Underlining will provide a nice amount of support for the finished purse, and will contribute to its longevity.

Timeline

I plan to start testing Thursday, July 2, and complete testing by Sunday July 12. If there are extensive changes then the testing period may be extended.

Tester Selection

Selected testers will be invited to a private Facebook group. This is the place to discuss the pattern, share pictures and consider revisions. I will send the invite/link to the email that you provide in the tester form, so no typos! 😉

In return for your time, effort, attention, and much-appreciated comments, you will receive:

  • A copy of the final pattern
  • A blog post featuring your creation, and directing traffic to your blog, web site, or store

Thank you so much for your interest. Pattern testing for Cosmos is now closed.

Happy sewing!

Maris