Flyaway Cardigan + Saucy Skirt Rainbow Edition

By popular demand, Dandelions N’ Dungarees have sized up (upsized?)  the Flyaway Ruffle Cardigan and Saucy Skirt!  This time I was able to test for my older daughter.  I have this fabulous knit that I’ve been hoarding for a while.  It’s actually a double sized knit with rainbow stripes on one side and tiny dots on the other size.  The knit is also super soft!  IMG_8597Other than prints with animals on them, I’m a sucker for soft fabrics. Initially I was thinking of doing this ruffled knit for the ruffle panel.

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While I was auditioning the fabric, my husband walked by and suggested a rainbow because of the rainbow dots.  I thought it was a brilliant idea and it also required me to head to the fabric store.  That’s what I call a win-win.  I whipped up the cardigan in no time.  Well, the ruffles took some time but the rest of it when smoothly since I’ve done it before and the instructions really hold your hand.  B was super excited about it and wore it to school the next day. rainbowflyawayback rainbowfullview Obviously she had to have a skirt to match.  The skirt pattern is called the Saucy Skirt and it certainly is that.  It’s a super quick and easy circle skirt pattern.  I think I whipped up the skirt, including the rainbow panel in less than an hour.  The Saucy skirt has a 3 fun options.  You can make a single layer (like this one), 2 layer skirt  (like the one I made C), or a 2 layer with a sassy tie.  I chose to go with a navy so my little model wouldn’t be all in black.  Also for some added flair, a rainbow panel! rainbowskirtdetail This was so easy to do!  I serged a vertical panel with the rainbow remnants from the ruffle panel.  Then I cut out my skirt panel as you normally would.  Then I took a wedge out of the pattern piece the same size that I wanted the rainbow panel to be.  Using that pattern wedge, I cut my rainbow panel to size plus seam allowance on both long sides.  Then I trimmed my seam allowance off my pattern wedge and used the trimmed wedge to cut it out of my skirt panel.  I chose to have the rainbow panel a little off center.  The final part is just serging the rainbow panel to the skirt panel that I altered.  Fun, right? RainbowFlyaway

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Princess Rainbow Power!

You can purchase the pattern at Dandelions N’ Dungarees’ Craftsy shop.  Go grab it now while you are thinking about it because the release sale ends this Sunday.  I know I’m going to be making some more soon.  One of the testers did red and black stripes for hers.  I think that would be perfect for creating an outfit to support your favorite sports team or school. I guess the moral of this story is that husbands can have good ideas on occasion!  Care to share the last good idea your husband/partner had?

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