Starter Craft: Sew a Little Girl's Dream Skirt in 20 Minutes
Know a little girl who changes her mind about what to wear as often as some of us big girls do? I know a little one who's a princess one minute and Buffy the Vampire Slayer the next. One week she won't wear purple and the next that's all she'll be seen in.
To accommodate the lightning-fast fashion evolution of your little diva, may I suggest Whipstitch Fabric's 20 Minute Skirt tutorial? It's cheap, there are two versions - one using a serge, and the other without - and you can do it in under an hour. Plus, it's perfect for summer - it's a light, cool garment perfect for running and playing.
A word about Whipstitch itself - the proprietor, Deborah Moebes, is the author of the fantastic Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew One Project at a Time, and my friends in Atlanta swear by her classes.
I've ordered from Whipstitch via the Royal Mail and visited them in person - on both occasions I've been very impressed by their customer service. Check out their website and browse their very covetable wares on Etsy.
Got a quick sewing pattern that'll knock our socks off? Spill your stitchy secrets in our comments section.