Up So High Moss Skirt

Hello everyone! Jess is stepping in today to show you the Grainline Moss Skirt she made as part of our Small World Blog Tour!! Without further ado, here’s Jess:Small World Moss Skirt
Heyyy there Raeders! (or do you prefer to go by Raesins?) I thought I’d show you that big kids can wear Small World too! I’ve had the Grainline Studio Moss Skirt Pattern for a couple of years now, and I’d even sewn up a muslin and made sizing adjustments before setting it aside. But the second this Up So High yardage entered my sewing lair, I started cutting out this little number.

It is kind of little, eh? It’s advertised as a mini skirt, though, so I can’t complain. I usually wear skirts like this with tights or leggings, and they’re more of a cold-weather staple for me, but this does make for a wonderful summer skirt if I do say so myself. Lest the mini-ness of this skirt deter you from trying it, let it be known that (a) my legs are disproportionately long for my 5′ 6″ body; and (b) the Moss Skirt pattern does have an option to add hem bands for extra length. Also: since I purchased my copy, Jen has updated the pattern with a little added length, and it’s now available in print format too!

Small World Moss Skirt
The pockets on this skirt are fully functional. Look! I can actually fit my big man hands into them! This is the single most exciting thing about this pattern; all my store-bought jeans and skirts have tiny, pretend, why-bother pockets, and this is such a great example of why making my own clothes is so gratifying.

Small World Moss Skirt
The Moss Skirt pattern is definitely more advanced than the average women’s pattern in my stash, but the details aren’t too tricky with a little practice. Know that it is completely worth your time to do a couple of practice zipper flys before diving in on the real thing. You might even have a small temper tantrum when you attach the pockets to the pocket linings, but that’s totally normal if you cut out the wrong-sized linings (ahem).

Small World Moss Skirt
This corduroy is so soft and easy to work with. I didn’t have any trouble with the fabric stretching and shifting while I sewed, which is something I’ve previously experienced with other corduroys. I can’t wait to make more garments with Small World. Don’t you think a pair of Maritime Shorts would be amazing in, say, the Apples print?

Small World Moss Skirt

Small World Moss Skirt
Big thanks to my friend Kanitta in DC for the photo shoot!

Here are the all the stops on the It’s A Small World (blog tour), After All so far:

Stay tuned for more Small World…I’ve hopefully got a couple more posts coming yet!

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Small World is printed on 100% organic baby wale corduroy from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. My sponsors Fancy Tiger Crafts and Fabricworm have it in stock now.

If you’re already sewing with some Small World of your own, please JOIN US! and share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #smallworldfabric or in the Small World Flickr Pool!

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Small World Backpack

I was going to post a new Small World project of my own today, but yesterday got away from me and Hugo is on nap-strike today so that’s just not happening. But then Cherie went for the big win with her SECOND Small World post of the week and it was so amazing I just had to make sure I posted about it:

Small World Backpack by Youandmie

KILLING IT, I tell you. The Cuteness.

CLICK HERE TO SEE CHERIE’S SMALL WORLD POST

Here are the all the stops on the It’s A Small World (blog tour), After All so far:

Stay tuned for more Small World…I’ve hopefully got a couple more posts coming yet!

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Small World is printed on 100% organic baby wale corduroy from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. My sponsors Fancy Tiger Crafts and Fabricworm have it in stock now.

If you’re already sewing with some Small World of your own, please JOIN US! and share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #smallworldfabric or in the Small World Flickr Pool!

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Lemons and umbrellas

Today is Day 4 of It’s a Small World (blog tour), After All! Deborah over at Whipstitch made this pinafore for her daughter with the lemon print. Deborah is going to release the patterns for both the pinafore and the under-dress in her post, so soon we can all make this amazing outfit!

whipstitch pinafore

CLICK HERE TO SEE DEBORAH’S SMALL WORLD POST

 Meanwhile, Cherie of You and Mie has made this adorable umbrella dress for her youngest. That polka-dot pocket? Such a sweet contrast!

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CLICK HERE TO SEE CHERIE’S SMALL WORLD POST

Here are the all the stops on the blog tour so far:

Check in tomorrow for more Small World!

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Small World is printed on 100% organic baby wale corduroy from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. My sponsors Fancy Tiger Crafts and Fabricworm have it in stock now.

If you’re already sewing with some Small World of your own, please JOIN US! and share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #smallworldfabric or in the Small World Flickr Pool!

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City streets

Welcome to Day 3 of It’s a Small World (blog tour), After All! Gail of Probably Actually made a Lotta Skirt for her daughter. I love the contrast pockets!

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CLICK HERE TO SEE GAIL’S SMALL WORLD POST

Here are the all the stops on the blog tour so far:

See you tomorrow with a couple more sweet Small World projects!

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Small World is printed on 100% organic baby wale corduroy from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. My sponsors Fancy Tiger Crafts and Fabricworm have it in stock now.

If you’re already sewing with some Small World of your own, please JOIN US! and share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #smallworldfabric or in the Small World Flickr Pool!

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Balloons and lemons

I kicked off the Small World Fabrics blog tour yesterday with Oh My Darlin’ (Clementine wearing clementines = dream come true). Today, let’s check out what my friends Tara of Girl Like the Sea and Kristin of Skirt As Top are up to! First, the most adorable little pair of balloon trousers from Tara:

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CLICK HERE FOR TARA’S SMALL WORLD POST

and Kristin’s sweet (and sour?) mini-Boden-inspired lemon jumper:

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CLICK HERE FOR KRISTIN’S SMALL WORLD POST

I’ll be back tomorrow with more links to amazing and inspiring Small World creations!

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Small World is printed on 100% organic baby wale corduroy from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. My sponsors Fancy Tiger Crafts and Fabricworm have it in stock now.

If you’re already sewing with some Small World of your own, please JOIN US! and share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #smallworldfabric or in the Small World Flickr Pool!

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