Sewing Adventures: Girls Japanese knit skirt


After the fun of making the City Gym Shorts for my niece I decided to make something else for her.

A few weeks ago I won a copy of Cucito on Instagram. I was so excited as it was so unexpected. It arrived in a lovely parcel and I fell in love with this gorgeous knit skirt (and pretty much every other style in the magazine).


From the stash I grabbed this 2 faced knit. It’s wonderful soft and has spots on one side and stripes on the other, could there be a cooler fabric? The hem and the pocket openings are all bound using cotton bias binding, also from the stash.

bound hem

I traced out the pattern and didn’t make any adjustments from the instructions apart from attached the elastic in a slightly different manner. No big reason I just like doing elastic in a different way.

cucito knit skirt

It looks adorable, I so want it in my size for the summer! Making kids clothes is fun as it’s so speedy and everything looks cute at tiny sizes.

14 Comment

  1. This is really pretty. You are great at matching fabrics and colours.

    1. Susan Goodwin says: Reply

      Thank you! Her favourite colours are gold, and pink so I hope she will like it, Also wishing I had a bit more of this knit. I’ve only got scraps of it and it’s so lovely and soft.

  2. Fabric Tragic says: Reply

    So sweet! Goodness I’d have kept that gorgeous spotty stripe all to myself – you are very selfless! 🙂

    1. Susan Goodwin says: Reply

      Is it still really selfless if I only had a really small amount that was too little to make myself something from?

  3. Nicki says: Reply

    Great use of this pattern! Glad you are loving the mag : )

    1. Susan Goodwin says: Reply

      am loving it! thank you so much!

  4. Angie says: Reply

    LOVE IT!!!!!!! It is so adorable and I just love those fabrics!!!

    1. Susan Goodwin says: Reply

      do you think anyone would notice if we all started dressing like kids? Why should they get all the cute clothes?

  5. Emma says: Reply

    you’ve got one lucky niece – this skirt is adorable and i imagine it will be super comfy to wear.

    1. Susan Goodwin says: Reply

      Thanks, I’m hoping she likes it. She is quite determined about what she wears.

  6. Really really cute! And I love the idea of using woven binding on a knit.

    1. Susan Goodwin says: Reply

      I cannot resist a bit of bias binding action, it’s so easy to add and can make such a statement.

  7. erin says: Reply

    It’s so adorable and those pockets are the cutest! I like the clothes in Cucito magazine, they are very cute!

    1. Susan Goodwin says: Reply

      I wish we could get Cucito all the time, and all the other wonderful magazines from Japan. They really have adorable pieces in them.

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