A stylish A-line skirt with just enough detail, the Leesburg Mini has an inverted pleat in the front, front slant pockets, back darts, and a waistband with belt loops. The waistband is cut on the bias for a little give and a flatter fit. Choice of zipper or hook and loop for the back. An optional blind hem tutorial is included for those that want a dressier skirt. The pockets and belt loops are also optional. This is a good skirt to up your skills on. Start without the pockets, belt loops and blind hem. Work up to the intermediate skills as you learn. Cutting lines are included for the larger pre-Mattel dolls.
Leesburg is an old historic town that sits along the Potomac River in northern Virginia. Settlement began there in the early 1700s. The town was formed in 1758 and named after Thomas Lee, born and raised in Virginia. Due to its location, Leesburg played a role in many wars including the War of 1812, serving as a temporary haven for the US Government. Today, Leesburg’s Historic District is considered one of the most picturesque and best preserved in Virginia.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight woven fabrics, such as chambray, quilting cottons, light-weight linens, light-weight denim, light-weight twill, pinwale corduroy.
• Fabric – 1/4 yard
• Snap or hook & eye for back of waistband
• 4” or longer zipper, or hook and loop tape
• 12” of seam tape for skirt hem (optional, for doing blind hem)
• 15” of 3/8” wide grosgrain ribbon (optional for belt)
• Buckle for belt
• Anti-fray liquid such as Fray Check
Skill Level: Confident Beginner and Intermediate Versions
What You Get: One 21 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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Easy to put together and the pattern directions are easy to follow. The ribbon belt was a bit of a challenge, but I used fusible web to "glue" two pieces of grosgrain ribbon together and once I found a tiny buckle, the whole belt came together quite easily.
Loved sewing this. The drafting was perfect. It went together fast and easy. Thank you!
A great pattern! easy to follow with added alternatives for completing your skirt. My Samantha needs several of these skirts. We love the little details. Great job Gaby!