Guest Post by Rachael of Imagine Gnats

Happy Saturday everybody! Ready for more fall fun? Today I’m welcoming Rachael from Imagine Gnats as part of our Best of Fall pattern review series. I first got to know Rachael when she was co-hosting Shorts on the Line with Carla and Vanessa. That was a fun month filled with lots of shorts (and fun prizes for me when the judges awarded me second place!). Rachael is never anything but encouraging and she’s a fun lady to follow. Check out how the incorporated this cute skirt into a fall outfit!


a lazy (fall) days skirt

hi! i’m Rachael from imagine gnats and i’m super happy to be posting here today as part of Caila’s best of fall patterns series!

last fall, i made this Oliver + S family reunion dress and also whipped up a pair of flannel pjs for each of my two girls. so far, this fall has been completely insane and i’ve done very little preparation for colder weather sewing… there’s still time, right?

recently, my 4yo informed me that “pants don’t work for me.” yup, out of the mouths of babes. so i knew i would need to find a way to skirt-ify her winter wardrobe.

a lazy (fall) days skirt

so, i turned to a tried and true skirt favorite, the Oliver + S lazy days skirt.Β (a free download, no less!) i truly regard Oliver + S as the gold standard of kids’ patterns, and this skirt pattern is a wonderfully simple example of what i love about Oliver + S… clear directions, fabulous style, professional finishing, and thoughtful details.

i made the skirt out of Robert Kaufman 21 wale corduroy in kiwi from sewn studio with a contrasting (pink, of course) grosgrain ribbon.

a lazy (fall) days skirt

i’m fairly certain that someone likes her new skirt πŸ˜‰ and we have lots of leggings to pair it with. fyi, my favorite leggings patterns are: Sunki by Figgy’sΒ andΒ Iris by Green Bee Patterns.

thanks so much for having me today, Caila!

xo, rachael

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