Gemini Skirt by Sofilantjes: Sewing Pattern Review

Gemini Skirt - Pattern by Sofilantjes, sewn by Pienkel for UpCraft Club

 

Written by Nienke from Pienkel (also a designer featured on UpCraft Club here)

Have you noticed there are loads of new patterns available over here at UpCraft Club? One of the new designers over here is my fellow Dutch designer Sofilantjes. I have made a bunch of her patterns already, but took this chance to sew up one of her Gemini Skirts!

Gemini Skirt - Pattern by Sofilantjes, sewn by Pienkel for UpCraft Club

The Gemini Skirt pattern is actually a bundle: two patterns for the price of one! It includes this sporty skirt with a kangaroo pocket and a more twirly skirt pattern. It's available in sizes NB to 12y so you'll get lots of use of the combination. As you can see, obviously, I made the kangaroo pocket version. It is a basic skirt with a double layered front panel, thus creating a huge pocket. 

Gemini Skirt - Pattern by Sofilantjes, sewn by Pienkel for UpCraft Club

The photos prove it: our two years old loves the pocket... It was hard to get a decent picture of the cute fit of the pattern and the fun placement of the side seams. 

Gemini Skirt - Pattern by Sofilantjes, sewn by Pienkel for UpCraft Club

So since it's hard to see when our little monster is pulling the pocket all over the place, let me explain it: the side seams are placed a bit more to the front. In combination with the creative pocket this adds a nice twist to a basic knit skirt. The fabric is a fun piece of digitally printed knit.

Gemini Skirt - Pattern by Sofilantjes, sewn by Pienkel for UpCraft Club

Though I usually am drawn towards basic colours and prints, I completely fell for this bright and happy fabric. It has great stretch, so I was able to make the waist band from the printed knit as well. Since I made a small size (size 3y) it hardly used any yardage and was a very fast sew. It's a great in-between sewing project, for those moments when you don't want to start a huge project that takes a lot of time, concentration or materials, but do want to make something cute for your kid to wear right NOW!

Do you prefer to sew projects that are a fast fix, or projects that take lots of time and concentration? I'd love to hear your thoughts, let me know in the comments!

December 30, 2015 by UpCraft Club
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