So I have to be honest for a minute, I am still in love with The Starboard Skirt. I know it's crazy to be in love with a skirt, but it's an easy skirt to make and looks like you paid a lot of money for it. I won't even tell you how many I made this summer....because it's a bit embarrassing.
But I am here to tell you today NO MORE. Because while sewing during the kid's challenge week from Elsie Marley a couple weeks ago, I sewed a new starboard skirt that I am even more in love with.
I think I love this skirt because number one, it incorporates one of my craft fails, but in a MUCH better version and number two, it can easily be made in two lengths.....a knee-length, and a maxi skirt length.
(I have one of each cut out for me....but am debating whether I can pull off a maxi......we'll soon see.)
So, here is the updated Starboard Skirt for Fall.....
The bow really is even (just so you know)....she pulled it during the photo shoot.
I am so glad that I left behind the craft fail and tried again....yay for second tries! And, the bow can be tied in the front or the back. Love. Even. More. (Why didn't I take a picture with it tied in the back? Sorry. It's darling in the back because you can see the cute pleats in the front.)
And here is the knee-length version....
If you have made a starboard skirt....you will see it's basically the same pattern but a bit fuller with a couple of easy additions.
And the blouse....it's a 1950's pattern that I paid an arm and a leg for....but I LOVE to death (are you sickened by how many times I have used the word love yet? Ok, I'll stop.) It was a couple days of sewing but well-worth it! I am hoping she can wear it forever to recoup some of the cost of the pattern :)
Do you need the pattern for the new starboard skirt: fall edition?