Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing my finished Mickey Mouse Picnic Blanket Skirt! I must admit that a tiny part of me thought that sewing would be less stressful than crochet can sometimes be, not that crocheting itself is stressful, but creating your own patterns definitely is.
I really don’t have enough knowledge about making clothes in my repertoire, so I knew that if I started sewing I would be following other patterns and wouldn’t have to stress about coming up with my own. While it has been nice to follow patterns where, hallelujah the math is already done for me, sewing isn’t quite a walk in the park.
It has been incredibly exciting picking out patterns and fabrics that I feel really suit my style and reflect my personality and interests. There have been plenty of times in my life where I envision a piece of clothing that I would love, but simply doesn’t exist.
Since this is me we are talking about, it is not at all surprising that I am always on the lookout for cute Disney fabrics! However, I am finding it challenging to find ones that leans more on the mature side (which honestly, I don’t know what I expected haha). So when I saw this plaid Mickey fabric at Hobby Lobby that wasn’t over the top tacky I knew I had to get it!
Right before I had found this fabric, I had also found The Picnic Blanket Skirt Pattern by Tilly and The Buttons, I immediately knew that this fabric would be perfect for it! Her pattern is free and oh so cute (and simple!).
The instructions tell you everything you need to know about getting your own measurements to make the skirt from scratch. I found it super straight forward and easy to follow, but the only thing that I personally decided to do differently was to forgo the pockets. I know, i know, I had the option to add pockets to something I didn’t?? Trust me, I would have, but I ended up not having enough fabric because I just guessed about how much I would need when I bought it. Learn from my mistakes and go to the store already knowing how much fabric you will need haha!
I’m super happy with how it turned out and that I can rock a little bit of my Disney love without looking like I don’t know that i’m not 5 years old!