NEW - The Felicity Skirt Pattern, A Free Expansion Pack!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016









After wearing my Felicity Skirts all throughout summer, and stitching up many more ready for winter, I finally found the time to update the pattern, and today I'm releasing the skirt as a FREE PATTERN EXPANSION PACK! Yay!

I firmly believe in getting as much out of a pattern as possible, and now you can get even more out of your Felicity Dress Pattern with the option of turing your dress into a skirt.




Last year I realised that my go-to wardrobe staples, my circle skirts, just weren't going to cut it on a day to day basis anymore due to no-pocket-syndrome (when you have a baby, pockets really are a must, I don't know what I'd do without them right now), I glanced over at my Felicity dresses hanging in the wardrobe and on went the light bulb.

Felicity has the perfect pockets already incorporated into both skirt options and it meant I wouldn't need to do any pfaffing around to get the perfect pocket. Plus, Felicity's pockets are a design feature in themselves, taking an ordinary skirt and making it that much better.  I've put contrast piping into my pink gathered skirt pockets, and in another version (which you can just see here) I've used the underside of the fabric for a lovely little contrast inner pocket detail.

You can make the circle skirt out of pretty much anything, from light floaty fabrics to lush wools (I've made both!) and the gathered skirt is best made up in a lighter weight woven fabric with some drape. The green skirt in these photos is made from a vintage wool and the gathered skirt from a cotton lawn (or voile, I can't remember, but they're both pretty much the same thing...).






They really are the perfect skirt. I don't think I've taken mine off to be honest (except when I've opted for an Afternoon Shift, I have a flannel one in the works right now - I know, it sounds like it's turning into a nighty, but it's gorgeous and will definitely be acceptable day wear!!), and I wanted to share the love with you guys too. Y'know, just in case you are circle skirt fanatics too.

You'll need your original Felicity Dress Pattern to make the skirt, and if you purchase Felicity now, the pack is already included.

If you've bought a Felicity Dress Pattern already, you can download your new pattern piece and instructions here.

I hope you like this wee addition! I'm excited to see lots of Felicity Skirts popping up.

xx
J

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11 comments on "NEW - The Felicity Skirt Pattern, A Free Expansion Pack!"
  1. What a great idea. This is such a cute skirt and dress. I haven't yet bought it for the simple reason I end up never putting together my pdf patterns:(. I've been dying to make Bronte and bought it ages ago and haven't yet put it together. I know yours are more efficient than most but still.... on another note, I have a suggestion. I always have to lengthen skirt patterns because I like them below the knew - 26 inches or thereabouts. I'm asking the pattern designers I buy from if the can include alternate lengths for certain skirt patterns that would look cute longer. Lenghten/shorten don't always do it.... the gathered version of Felicity would be simple but the other one wouldn't, for instance....

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    1. Hey Francesca, that's a great idea!! And would be simple-ish to do I think :) You're right though, doing the circle skirt would be slightly more time consuming!! Thanks for the great suggestion though, I will definitely have a think about how I can add that feature into future skirt lengths :)

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  2. Yay!! I wear my Felicity skirt all the time. It's perfect for biking, too, and so pretty. http://thekninja.blogspot.com/2015/12/felicity-separates.html. Maybe I'll start a new one tonight with your pattern pieces. Thank you! I can't wait to see your new pattern.

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    1. Oh yay!! You've made 'em too!! I'm glad I wasn't the only one with the idea ;)

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    2. It really is my favorite dress pattern and my favorite skirt. The pockets are perfect, and so is the length. I cut one in chambray last night. I can't wait to finish it up and wear it all the time. :)

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  3. What a nice idea! Thank you for taking the time to do up this expansion pack.

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    1. Hi Mandy,

      You're very welcome, I hope you enjoy it :)

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  4. Any suggestions on adapting for a knit fabric? Both dress and skirt.

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    1. Hey Laura - let me have a think about that one. Felicity isn't super fitted, so in order to get a nice fitting dress in a knit with stretch, you'd need to down size in the waist especially, not so much around the bust though, as you don't want the gathers pulling out.

      I'd try a knit with not too much stretch, maybe a 100% cotton?

      There's also the small darts at the back to consider too, but you could just leave those in, they're quite small, and if you use a knit with low stretch, you'd possibly still need them.

      xx
      J

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  5. Thanks Jennifer! So sweet:). I love the look of the upcoming pattern!

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    1. Thanks Francesca :) It's out now, eep!!

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XX
Jen

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