A Year of Dresses: The Potato Chip Skirt


If you are active in our Tie Dye Diva Facebook Group, it's probably no surprise that this week's A Year of Dresses is the brand new Potato Chip Skirt. It is everyone's new favorite pattern and for good reasons!  It is available now as part of the Bundle Up Sale, which is a steal of a deal.  More on that later.


The Potato Chip Skirt.... Why Potato Chip?  Because we are willing to bet you can't stop at just one!  This sweet and simple a-line skirt features a flat front and elastic back. Inset pockets are the perfect place to add trim (a piping tutorial is included in the pattern!).  You know what else the pockets remind me of?  Taking a bit out of a Potato Chip! With eleven sizes from 12-18 months through girls 13/14 you will use the pattern for years to come!

Really, she loves her skirt despite
this "Do I have to, Mom?" picture
What will keep you coming back to this pattern for more?  It is super quick and easy!  I haven't timed myself, but I'm willing to guess it takes less than an hour, a perfect naptime project. This skirt is a great stash-buster requiring very little fabric.  The options are endless.  The pattern includes an unlined option that is great for denim, corduroy, and twill as well as fleece; a lined version that is great for lightweight or sheer fabrics such as eyelet; and a reversible option that is perfect for quilting cottons..  Who doesn't love two skirts in one?


It is also the perfect canvas for creativity.  The simple design is great for showcasing novelty prints and large scale designs like these panel prints from The Makers collection by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics. (Fabric about sewing and crafting! Yes, please! I see Hawthorne Threads is sold out, no surprise, but you can sign up to be notified when it's back in stock.)



 Or, use a simple fabric and experiment with hand or machine embroidery and applique.

sweet for spring with hand embroidery
warm and cozy in fleece

As you can see from the photos, the Potato Chip Skirt will take you through every season!  Layer a fleece skirt with long sleeves, tights and boots for winter.  Make a lightweight cotton skirt and wear it with a tank and sandals in the summer.


I think Sweet Pea's favorite aspect is the pockets.  She loves stashing her treasures!


The Potato Chip Skirt pattern is available right now as part of the Bundle Up Sale.  Bundle Up is a collection of eleven, brand new patterns from your favorite, well established designers.  This bundle sale is unique in that you can choose which patterns you include in your bundle.  You must choose six patterns to receive the bundle price, but the more patterns you choose the better the price.  Buy ten or more patterns and they are just $4.00 each. What a steal!


 Because you seriously can't stop at just one, I made this Potato Chip from lightweight twill and pared it with FooFoo Threads Adeline Cardigan, also in the bundle.  The bundle is a great way to start your spring wardrobe, and the patterns mix and match wonderfully! Here's a preview of all the patterns available in this Bundle Up Sale.


Make sure to grab your copy of the Potato Chip Skirt and get ready to make 1...or 20!


Here's your quick Potato Chip Pattern rundown:



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