Sweetest Skirt with Trixie & Thomas

Another distraction popped up the other day. I have been wanting to make something for my grand daughter with the new Trixie fabric. This piece was designed by Heather Ross and it features two little mice, Trixie and her friend Thomas. I really love it! By the time I ordered it, a few key pieces were already sold out. However, I do have these two sweet bolts in the store.

I am fully aware the fabric in the shop is supposed to be sold. That is the goal. However, it is really difficult not to cut into certain bolts and this is one of those. These little mice are too cute. In real life, I have a huge issue with rodents, mice, etc. Ugh! But these, I can handle these little critters!

The pattern was a freebie from SewCanShe.com. This little skirt is so simple to make. The length of the skirt seemed quite short so I added a bit more length by adding on the second ruffle with the green floral.

I was also able to add some length by stitching a band of the floral around the top of the skirt. I used that to create the casing for the elastic. This added about one inch to the overall length. I love the way that pop of green looks at the top too!

I packaged up the skirt this morning and will mail it off to Vermont tomorrow morning. The elastic is not yet stitched together. I really wasn’t sure if I was making the waist the correct size so I am hoping my daughter in law can check the fit and then stitch it together. I know H will love these little mice with the bicycles.

Heather Ross creates such whimsical designs. Trixie is no exception. For those of you who are really into fussy cutting, the design lends itself perfectly! Hopefully it will fit H and I can share a picture of her wearing it soon.

18 thoughts on “Sweetest Skirt with Trixie & Thomas

    1. Bernie Post author

      Hahaha – wasn’t that picture the funniest thing? I laughed so much when I first saw it. Thanks for the cute comment Kathleen!

    1. Bernie Post author

      Girls are definitely more fun to sew for than boys. I did make my boys pj pants and little pairs of shorts many times when they were little. It got to be more of a challenge when the boys were older tho. 🙂

  1. Wendy Tuma

    You are the best grandma! Miss H will have fun flouncing around in that little skirt, hair flying! My grandmother always made each of us granddaughters a flannel nighty with a matching one for our doll. We got one each Christmas. My mom kept it up for me after grandma passed away, so our daughter got in on the fun too. So, there’s an idea for you – haha!

    1. Bernie Post author

      Oh what a nice Grandmother you had. That is a really cute idea.
      I couldn’t resist using some of this fabric. It is so sweet.
      Hopefully she will enjoy it. Actually I am crossing my fingers it fits.
      The pattern seemed to run small. Hard to sew from 3,000 miles away!

  2. Preeti Harris

    Oh my goodness, Bernie. I began to type that this little skirt is the cutest ever but then I thought once the supercute, darling little H models it, it would be the absolutely most adorable thing ever!!! The pop of green is awesome!!!

  3. Mari

    That little skirt is darling! Perfect for twirling, which I recall is a big deal with little girls. Can’t wait to see the picture of her wearing it. Maybe she can wear it while using her pink basket!

  4. Sandra Walker

    This is just so utterly adorable Bernie! I hope you will show us a photo of H in it! I can’t wait to see her chubby legs under this flounce of a skirt. Such a sweet perfect finish to match the granddaughter!

  5. Emily

    So cute!!!! I am sure H will love her new ruffle skirt with the fun mice! I really like the pops of dark green at the bottom and the top.

  6. Rebecca Grace

    I am IN LOVE!! This fabric reminds me of the mice who helped Cinderella sew her ball gown. I can see why you couldn’t resist it. Darling little skirt!


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