Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Katrina's Sew Quick Soaker and Skirtie

Two really great patterns. Relatively easy to print off and put together--the skirtie needs a little manipulation to get it to match up. The directions for the soaker are easy to follow and clear. The sizing seems right--plus it looks adorable on. :)

My Recommendations:

Make sure you cut out the pattern with the stretch going in the right direction. If you don't it will look ok--but not fit right.

Instead of lining up the leg seams with the body seams I would put them in the back. That way you don't have all that extra tension and bulk at such an important seam. Can I say the word seam again? :)

If you are using wool interlock instead of fleece be sure to use a 95/5 blend for the waist and leg bands so that you have enough stretch.

Use good fleece--at the very least the ant-pill from Joann's--you'll be sorry when your car seat cover is soaked.

Enjoy the tutorial and review!


  1. that is so cute. i can't wait to have a girl and make stuff like that for her. :)

  2. Very cute. Adding this to my to-sew list :)

  3. Hi, I saw your video on the YouTube & it's really helpful! easy peesy! I love it! I tried to sew it for my princess by using fleece (shorties) & flannel (skirtie). I will definitely sew it more for her. Thanks!!!

  4. I am not sure if my pattern printed out correctly for the skirtie pattern. How do I know if it did or not?