No tricks, just a sweet treat!

I didn’t originally think about this post landing on Halloween, but it is full of sweet-ness … so here is a little sewing treat to start your day!

carina-gardner-kimono-skirt-by @knittybitties

As a mama to a boy, I don’t get to try my hand at all things sugar + spice very often … especially when it comes to sewing clothing. So, when Carina asked me if I’d like to try out one of her patterns {Kimono Skirt} AND select the fabric I couldn’t resist. I immediately knew who I wanted to sew it for, my sweet + “a little bit spicy” great-niece.


I could not be happier with how this little skirt turned out. I made the smallest size (XS) which fits a 2T-3T. I mean seriously, isn’t everything sweeter in ‘fun size’?!?  Little Miss is newly two and you can see the skirt will grow with her over the next year and gets lots of use through the seasons.


On one of Auntie-Little Miss days, we took a little walk and snapped a few photos in her new skirt. What a perfect little model she was on this beautiful fall day … or was it the promise of some candy corn?!


This pattern was awesome. It is created from all straight cuts, so there were no pattern pieces to mess with {hurrah!!} and store. It would be a great way for a quilter to dip their toe into the world of garment making. It came together super quickly with very polished details … from the contrasting hem to the full lining.


If I’m being honest, the last thing I usually want to do after sewing a garment is make another one right away, but this one was so fun to make, I’m thinking of who else needs a skirt! Think I could shimmy into a girls size XXL?!? Oh and was I right or was I right … isn’t she sugar + spice and everything nice?!?

Pattern/Fabric credit/links:
Kimono Skirt Mini Pattern
Fabric: Songbird & Evening Blooms


  1. Seriously you are beyond talented and I guess so am I since I created that sweet girl! What a fun pattern! Maybe I’ll try it! :)

  2. That little Miss is so cute! I love the fabric you picked for this!

  3. Sandy says:

    I am in love! The skirt is to die for. And you couldn’t have asked for a cuter model!


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