Tally Pleated Skirt and Shorts Testing

We are home from our wonderful Disney vacation but I fell into a bit of a sewing slump. After all there are hundreds and hundreds of vacation photos to look through. And the laundry… let’s not talk about the laundry that was piled to the ceiling! Fortunately, I was tempted back to my machine when I saw a quick turn around testing call from Chelsea of GYCT. I have tested for her before for the Tinley Tee and for the Rival raglan that I sadly never got blogged! It is always a great experience. She is always there for questions and her patterns are a lot of fun to sew.

This time, she was looking for testers for her new pleated skirt. My daughter had a blast looking through my fabrics and buttons. I have learned that letting her be part of the planning process leads to more pink but also to a skirt she is likely to enjoy wearing! We settled on a very thin corduroy I had purchased as a remnant and some shiny butterfly buttons that I bought at a thrift store. We trimmed with some additional pink polka dots.
I love how it ended up and more importantly, so does she!
The flat front looks so nice.
And the button tabs give a great place to add some contrast fabric or cute buttons. They could definitely be left off for a more streamlined look though.
The Tally Pleated skirt is a fun pattern and I can imagine cute versions for every season! The pattern has clear directions to make pleats that look really professional. It also comes with a shorts version. The shorts are another great option keeping the cute style of the skirt but adding some modesty for all the active little girls out there. The pattern will be released on Monday February 16th and you can get yours here: Click here to visit GYCT Designs. Rumor has it this and all GYCT patterns will be on sale to celebrate the launch of the new GYCT website.

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