Size 134 with added length
Size 128 cropped to shirt length
Fabric purchased from Fabric.com
It is a mini like it says, and even with the added length, I could have gone another inch which would have been better I think. Next time I will. I traced this out in a size 134 but did not add seam allowances except for the top that attaches to the waistband and also pockets except for outer curve. My girls are both a 128 in the waist, and the smallest size in this skirt is a 134. Elastic also goes in the waistband, which makes it a perfect fit.
I interfaced the pockets. I don't know if you can tell with the photo, but there is a rivet on the outer edge of the pocket. If you haven't installed a rivet before, they are very quick and easy to do. I use a nail and a block of wood. I hammer the nail threw the fabric, and before I remove the nail, put the bottom piece of the rivet at the tip of the nail and push it up through the fabric, pushing the nail out. If you don't do this, it's really easy to loose that hole after you remove the nail. Then you use a tool to press the top of the rivet onto the bottom. It really adds such a nice professional finish.
The leggings are RTW. Sometimes I think I need to start making leggings too, but they are pretty cheap to buy from Old Navy when they go on sale.
For the top stitching, I found a nice decorative stitch that makes a zigzag with a straight stitch on both sides. I also used my walking foot since the fabric is a little thick.
I doubled up on the knit trim on the side of the skirt. There is a considerable difference in fabric weight and I felt it would be too flimsy. I did not feed the drawstring through the waistband of the skirt. With there being elastic, I didn't see the need. I made a bow and tacked it to the front of the waistband.
I'm definitely mommy sizing this one for me! It will be great having this skirt for cold winter days!
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley