Spring, you guys. Spring is coming! In celebration and preparation, Ivy is getting some new togs. The little stinker, she just keeps growing and outgrowing. It’s all a ploy, I know, to get more and more cute things off my machine and into her closet. Her latest acquisition is the Antja Skirt in pretty much the most completely fantastic unicorn-print knit jersey ever. Ever.
The Antja is another German-translated-to-English pattern from Näh Connection . Designed by Fritzi und Schnittreif, the Antja has a huge size range, from 82 cm to 152 cm. That’s about a 6mo-12/14 youth. And after that, you have the Miss Antja, the grown up sister skirt for women.
It’s also a super easy pattern to sew. Seriously, with just rectangles to cut, and straight lines to sew, these skirts whip up in no time. But that’s not to say it’s lacking in originality or style. The Antja features six box pleats, three in the front and three in the back of the skirt, that make it have a bit more shape and a lot more fun.
Ivy picked out this amazing unicorn print from my stash. I grabbed this when Emrose Fabrics clearanced their inventory last year. I should have bought more because it is so very amazing. Ivy gasped when she saw it, and danced when it was finished and I showed her. Those are the reactions you hope for when sewing for kids.
I did some fun coverstitching at the hem, with contrasting threads. The skirt was so easy to sew, I didn’t mind taking the time to rethread machines to make it that much more awesome.
And awesome it is.
The patterns used were provided as part of the Näh Connection Ambassador program