I’m working through a stack of Oliver + S patterns for the fall. First up was the Jump Rope Dress, and then the Hopscotch Skirt (a special thanks to Kristin who bought the pattern first, causing me to believe I needed it, too. I did!). I was torn between making a neutral, go-with-everything version and using a print. Decision making isn’t my strong suit, so I went with one of each.
Behold, two Hopscotch skirts:
One in chambray (the last of my blue) and one in Sandpiper from Cloud 9 Fabrics.
The pockets are what sold me on the skirt, but the flat front waistband and button-up placket would make an awfully cute skirt on their own. I also love this version with the tie, which was the prototype for the Hopscotch Skirt pattern. Might have to try that next time.
Both skirts are 2Ts – there’s elastic in the back of the waistband which makes the fit around the middle very adjustable. I think the length will last us awhile, too.
I spent way too much time trying to get my pockets right on the first skirt – it was trickier than I’d anticipated to get the corners of those origami folds in place.
But imperfect pleats and all, these pockets will hold a marshmallow.
And the boots are two sizes too big, but at least they’re a pair.
Lila has her own sense of fashion lately, so adding neutral items to her wardrobe seems like a good idea – less chance for horrific clashes.
She’ll continue to foil me with her mismatched shoes, though.
I’ve been hoarding these little sandpipers for almost a year – it’s a lovely organic fabric with a smooth, crisp feel. Maybe more spring than fall, but we might still get a few more sunny days.
Check out my skirt-in-progress, camouflaged against my ironing board cover. It played tricks with my eyes the whole time.
I should really remind myself to make two of everything – the second one feels so quick and easy compared to the first, and in my case comes out so much cleaner. Makes me feel a little better about all that tedious pattern tracing, too.
It’s so great when you can try a new pattern and have complete confidence that it’s going to come together just right (on the pattern’s end at least!) – and that’s exactly how it is with Oliver + S patterns. Always a pleasure.