Friday, February 21, 2014

The Betty Skirt Pattern Release for Aspiring Designers Challenge

After a Sweet facelift and bunch of new sizes the Betty Skirt is Back on the Market and can be purchased here.

Hello Friends! We can't hardly believe it, but the day has come where we are taking one big leap from Sewing bloggers to Aspiring Sewing Pattern designers. We are ecstatic, nervous and totally worn out. We wouldn't have made it through without our fabulous testers & their great insights. We would be totally ungrateful if we didn't give a shout out to fabulous Lauren Dahl, she assisted us the hard technical questions (I am really excited for her Pattern Workshop). Just know that Lauren Dahl, is a sweetheart and a doll.

An extra shout out goes to Scary for doing the brunt of the labor. She did all of the digitizing, compiling of information, and beautiful color coordinating diagrams. In comparison to her we are hopelessly computer incompetent. Her skill meant a lot of sacrificed hours of sleep and stress. Thank you dear sister.

Now about the completely awesome pattern we are publishing. We really deliberated about which pattern we wanted to be our first. We felt like the Betty Skirt, was the perfect fit. It reflects all of our desires to create an e-book and the style has endless possibilities. We wanted it to have options since we don't really do the same thing twice. The plan is that we and our blogging friends will be sharing tutorials on taking the basic pattern and modifying it to get different looks so that you will have a very versatile skirt pattern.

The skirt is inspired after the deep yokes and pleated skirts of the 1920's. This skirt is named after our Grandmother, who was born in the 1920s. She taught us that there is no such thing as "too dressed up". That femininity & class are still fashionable today with the Betty Skirt.

 In the e-book you will find 4 different skirt patterns, that are perfect for any skill level. The Gathered Skirt is perfect for the beginner sewer, the large pleat is great for the advanced beginner, the placket & small knife pleat are great for the intermediate sewer looking for professional boutique look.

Included in the book you will find:
  • Instructions for getting a custom fit. By using our custom sizing chart and your child's measurements, you will be able to have a finished product that you are satisfied with. Included in the sizing is an option for plus sizes from sizes 3 to 10.   
  • Full step by step tutorials for each skirt option
  • Colorful Illustrations that are easy to follow.
  • Rotary cutter friendly
  • With PDF pattern pieces for the seamstress without a cutter. 
Your little girl is sure to love the ease of movement that she will have in this skirt. And it is hard not to love the modesty & class that this skirt keeps through any activity.

Celebrate with us by picking up this e-book for $5 (regular price will be $9) through the weekend.

With Love,
The Shaffer Sisters

Be sure to check out what the other talented Aspiring Designers came up this week at Pattern Revolution


  1. What an adorable skirt pattern! Of course, we love skirts and think pattern is adorbs! If we don't win, we'll definitely be buying it!

  2. These skirts are so cute! I'm going to make some for my granddaughter.

  3. Great pattern! Congratulations ladies!! Excited for you!!

  4. We are so proud of you girls for 'taking the leap!' Best of luck on your venture!!! Remember us 'small people'.... :)....

  5. Love this pattern ladies!! You did an amazing job! So very exciting :)

  6. I'd like to sew one for my daughter and one for my granddaughter.

  7. I would sew this for my three beautiful girls! I'm glad I found your blog. You all have great ideas.

  8. My youngest would flip over this!
    Great collaboration. I always appreciate the strong bond that is unique to sisters.

  9. Cute pattern! I'd make it for my 3 girls! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Wow, congratulations on your new venture! =) Love the skirt examples you made.

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  12. Hi! Congratulations! Great pattern! I am trying to buy it through the link here but Craftsy is saying that it cant find what I am looking for?...

    1. Sara the link is here:

    2. I am downloading it now! Yeah! :)

  13. Congrats ladies! Lookin' great! And thanks SO MUCH for the shout out. :)

  14. Congratulations on the new pattern. I love all the different options and have been enjoying the versions from your testers that are coming in my feed. =D


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