Spin Skirt | Tween Pattern Showcase & Skirting The Issue

Spin Skirt | Tween Pattern Showcase & Skirting The Issue

Spin Skirt by Elegance & Elephants, poplin from L’Ouseau Fabrics

Spin Skirt pattern from Elegance & Elephants

Today I’m at E&E talking about knit fabrics from L’Ouseau. Check out the post here!

Aside from their amazing selection of knits; L’Ouseau also carries hard to find Euro prints. Poplin is a fabric with a plain weave, but it’s different than quilters cotton. The fibers are woven tighter, which makes the fabric feel lighter and more crisp. It’s usually cotton or a cotton blend, and it’s specifically designed for clothing. It can have a bit of sheerness, and has a nice drape for garments.

Poplin print from L'Ouseau Fabrics

This print sang to me. (Get it? Because birds sing?! Just laugh please.)

I wanted to make something for Skirting The Issue and Bella agreed to wear it for you; with the requirement that readers must be informed that she doesn’t wear much pink or flowers. She doesn’t want her tomboy reputation ruined, I guess?

(I love pink, and so does 99% of the world. Moving on.)

Spin Skirt in L'Ouseau Fabric | SewsNBows

I also thought this would be a good opportunity to show you why Heidi’s Spin Skirt is on my Tween PDF Pattern MasterList; when it only goes up to girls size 10.

E&E Spin Skirt pattern | SewsNBows

The Spin Skirt is a very full skirt. You can add length to the elastic & waistband pieces to adjust this skirt to any size you like. I added about 2″ to the elastic and casing in order to size up to a 12. That was pretty generous, and I think this skirt would easily fit a size 14 as well.

Spin Skirt | SewsNBows

So the Spin Skirt pattern could be used for anyone, adults included. All you have to do is use your judgement on the waistband and casing. I wrapped the elastic around my daughter’s waist, and added enough ease to the casing so that it could pull over her hips. No adjustments to the skirt are needed.

Elastic & drawstring waistband | SewsNBows

My favorite part of this pattern is the waistband. Using two pieces of thin elastic with a drawstring results in a really couture look. This style of waistband is very prevalent in higher end ready to wear. It also provides a really custom fit, so comfortable!

Spin Skirt from Elegance & Elephants | Tween Pattern Showcase

The Spin Skirt pattern and instructions  are included when you purchase the Bubble Pocket Top. Pattern pieces are self drafted. (I am an affiliate of E&E patterns.) Visit Elegance & Elephants to check out this pattern and more!

You can read up on Skirting The Issue at Project Sewn if you’re curious about it. People are sewing skirts for girls in foster homes, hospitals…there’s plenty of causes to donate to.

SewsNBows Tween Pattern Showcase: The Spin Skirt from Elegance & Elephants

Well, I think that’s enough writing for today, I’m off to wash laundry and dishes. Always laundry and dishes….lol!


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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Sally

    I’m loving the skirt…pink looks good on her!

  2. Mel

    Nothing wrong with being a tom boy, I used to be one, now I’m just a pink loving chick! The fabric and the skirt is beautiful and so is Bella wearing it, even if she’s not a fan of pink floral fabric :)
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  3. Pam @Threading My Way

    Gorgeous fabric, even if it does detract from the tomboy image. The skirt’s a great design, too and I could see it being made up in fabric more to Bella’s taste. Good on you, Amy, for making the skirt to donate.
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  4. Annie

    Beautiful! Though it may not be Bella’s style, many girls would love to have this lovely pink spin skirt. Good for you for donating this skirt! I have been meaning to sew for skirting the issues too, but I always have too many projects I want to do. Hopefully I will get to sew 1 or 2 skirts!
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  5. Gina

    Beautiful skirt and fabric! It’s always fun to find a new fabric source with good, quality fabric. Maybe the pink will grow on Bella; it looks gorgeous on her!!!
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  6. Amy of while wearing heels

    That skirt is beautiful! I had to laugh when I read that Bella doesn’t wear too much pink to take away from her tomboy image because when I saw that pretty fabric, I thought, that same thing…I rarely see your beautiful daughter in anything so feminine. That waist band is amazing. Great job…as usual.
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