I’ve recently had the pleasure of testing the very first pattern release from Shaffer Sisters: The Betty skirt!
This skirt has a 16 pleat option, an 8 pleat option, and a gathered skirt with with or without a button placket. The size range is 3 to 10. It’s a high waisted skirt pattern with modest length.
The gathered skirt with button placket really sang to me. The Betty Skirt pattern calls for a woven cotton, but y’all know how I am. I always have to push the limits a little; and I chose a medium weight denim.
I like that the heavier fabric has some structure to it. The longer skirt yoke is very kid friendly. It won’t blow up in the winter wind and show hiney!
I didn’t have any trouble with denim at all, and now I’m dreaming of another skirt in corduroy!
I used the biggest buttons I had in stash. They are mother of pearl, and they really stand out. I almost went with a smaller button and piping along the placket, but decided to wait until spring when I use a lightweight fabric.
My Betty skirt is being modeled by Isabelle, my white monkey. When I have a hankering to sew girly stuff, she has been my go to girl. You can also see her modeling the Gatsby Dress.
Styling credit for this photo shoot belongs to lovely Isabelle.
She chose long, mismatching socks, paired with a bright T-shirt and colorful bracelets. Oh, and the infamous Mohawk hat!
Isabelle & my daughter styled an entire tween fashion photo-shoot a couple months ago.
What fabrics and buttons would you choose for this skirt? You can stop by Shaffer Sisters to see the other tester photos or purchase your copy of this pattern!