Betty Skirt Tour

Today we are showing you two versions of the Betty Skirt by the Shaffer Sisters.  Our little M loves skirts and anything girly.  The first one is made up in summer fabrics and is just fun for hanging out around town.

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This is a simple cotton and the seashell pink is a perfect kind of fun for a beach visit.  The nice part about the Betty Skirt is that there are lots of options.  This has a simple yoke and a gathered skirt.  It is a little big for M now, so by the time summer rolls around again it will be perfect.

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The fall/winter version that I have made up I have really fallen in love with.  This classic version has small evenly spaced pleats and remind me of the skirts I wore when in high school.  We wore uniform skirts and blazers and this skirt is reminiscent of those skirts.  So maybe nostalgia drove me to sew this up.  I used a piece of plaid that I had left from the Secret Garden Dress made up earlier.  Needless to say it is a big hit!  M did not want to take it off for two days. We love this fabric, it washes easily and comes out of the washer and  onto the hanger and looks perfect.betty 2

The easy to wear elastic waist makes this style perfect for our little bean pole.  The construction has the seam between the yoke and the skirt completely enclosed.  I like this since there is no chance of irritation on little tummies.  betty 4The Betty Skirt has options for large or small pleats, a gathered skirt or a gathered skirt with a button placket.  It is sized newborn to 16x.  Lots of choices to make it your go to skirt for any occasion.  betty 5 Be sure to visit the other ladies on the tour and see the many versions and use the 30% off coupon BETTYTOUR good during the tour.

Happy Sewing, Donna



{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Amy Mayen November 1, 2014, 9:37 am

    The yoke and elastic technique are my favorite thing about this pattern. Love both of yours!

  • Pam @Threading My Way November 1, 2014, 11:33 pm

    Love your fabric choice in the Summer version, although I never seem to be able to keep whites, white. Doesn’t stop me liking it, though. Now, the Winter skirt brings back memories for me, too, Donna. We wore pleated skirts in tartan when we were quite young. They were, from memory, our good clothes for going out.

  • Sarah Helene November 2, 2014, 5:56 pm

    2 VERSIONS OF THE “BETTY SKIRT” PATTERN RE SO DIFFERENT: brightly colored print for dropped waist gathered portion with white fabric for the yoke with elastic waist, summer version. 2nd skirt is the pleated version sewn in a tartan plaid, ideal for fall & winter. Your M seems to LOVE the tartan skirt! It’s so versatile to coordinate with many blouses, tops and sweaters. THANKS for sharing. Sarah in Minneapolis

  • Ula November 3, 2014, 8:54 am

    The plaid version is so cute! I think my girls need some 🙂

  • Ajaire November 3, 2014, 12:33 pm

    This plaid version is super cute! I love the betty pattern. I know I’ll end up sewing a bunch of summery ones too 🙂

  • Kristina and Millie November 6, 2014, 5:37 pm

    What a cutie! Nice skirt too. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  • Maegen Foster November 7, 2014, 12:32 pm

    That plaid skirt is seriously adorable, especially paired with that cardigan. And just perfect for Autumn!

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