Basilica Skirt Sewing Pattern in One Thimble Issue 18 Sewing Magazine, Perfect for Little Ballerinas

basilica skirt one thimble issue 18
Basilica skirt one thimble issue 18. This post may contain affiliate links.
basilica skirt one thimble issue 18
Basilica skirt one thimble issue 18. This post may contain affiliate links.

The One Thimble Magazine Issue 18 has released and it includes some amazing sewing patterns like the Basilica Skirt sewing pattern by Orange Daisy Patterns.  You can buy the entire One Thimble Issue 18 magazine here full of sewing patterns and sewing related articles!  Or you can buy the Basilica Skirt by itself here. As soon as I saw this sweet flowy skirt, I just knew I wanted to make one for Baby Girl.  Now, Baby Girl, is really hit or miss on dresses and skirts.  She used to tell me she did not like dresses, however if I called them tops instead of dresses, she would wear them.  Recently though, she tells she likes dresses. (Mostly after the Be Dreamy dress I made her.)  So, I thought I would attempt to a skirt….

basilica skirt one thimble issue 18 pink mesh ballerina skirt sewing pattern dusty rose 3
basilica skirt one thimble issue 18 pink mesh ballerina skirt sewing pattern dusty rose

First off, I knew the fabric needed to be pink for my little pink obsessed girl. So, I used some dusty rose pink mesh. I chose to use mesh for a few reasons.  First, I would not have to hem it. Second, it is so soft! Third, I love the way it flows.  When Baby Girl first saw the skirt, she said, “No, me no like skirts!”  However…  with a little bribery, she appeased me and tried it on.  You can see her checking the skirt out above.

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basilica skirt one thimble issue 18 pink mesh ballerina skirt sewing pattern dusty rose

I paired her skirt with the Juliette Leotard from Petite Stitchery (you can see my review here), as she loves her gymnastics leotards. I used a gorgeous pink unicorn double brushed polyester from So Sew English.  We have not started any dance classes, however this skirt made her look like a little ballerina.  With her little pointed toes, she already looks like a professional.

basilica skirt one thimble issue 18 pink mesh ballerina skirt sewing pattern dusty rose 1
basilica skirt one thimble issue 18 pink mesh ballerina skirt sewing pattern dusty rose

Often,  I sew (or write my blog posts) in the middle of the night, while the house is quiet.  Like right now, for example.  Who needs sleep anyway? Therefore, I did make a little mistake when cutting out the skirts.  The basilica skirt sewing pattern gives you a few options.  You can cut the fabric out in several pieces and sew them together.  I would assume this would be important in larger sizes.  Or, the sewing pattern also gives you the option of cutting it out in a circle (or technically squares) without seams.  The sewing patterns tell you take out the seam allowance.  However I only took out the seam allowance from one side instead of two.  Oops.

basilica skirt one thimble issue 18 pink mesh ballerina skirt sewing pattern
basilica skirt one thimble issue 18 pink mesh ballerina skirt sewing pattern

So, I had to adjust the waistband, just a little bit.  Then, I just added the right size elastic and all was well.  As you can see, my little mistake did not hurt the appearance of this super adorable skirt.  The only other thing I changed about the basilica skirt sewing pattern was, I did not fold up the hem of the underskirt. I just serged the hem with some pink thread and called it a day. The less hemming the better for this girl.  LOL!

basilica skirt one thimble issue 18 pink mesh ballerina skirt sewing pattern dusty rose
basilica skirt one thimble issue 18 pink mesh ballerina skirt sewing pattern dusty rose

After, I was able to capture a few cute pictures of Baby Girl in her new adorable Basilica Skirt, I let her know she could take it off.  That is when she proudly announced, “No!  Me like skirts now!”  Then, she proceeded to wear it for the rest of the evening.

Issue 18 of the One thimble Magazine is full of great sewing patterns like this Basilica Skirt and the Spirited Dress I will be sewing up soon.  There are also patterns for women, boys and home decor!  Go here to buy it today!

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Hi I'm Lo and I love to sew and I also love to play with my two children! I am a work at home Mom of two toddlers.  I never planned on staying home with the kids, however when I was 8 and 1/2 months pregnant with my first child, Little Dude, I was unexpectedly let go from my corporate job.  With a newborn and a tough job market, I decided to buy a Brother Sewing/Embroidery Machine and taught myself to sew. I would like to thank the many bloggers, youtube videos I have watched and PDF pattern designers for all their help. With a degree in International Business from Blaise-Pascal University in France I decided to open my own business, an Etsy shop.  I started making baby leg warmers and then added embroidered bodysuits.  I was so busy I couldn't keep up and had to seek out third party help. After my second child, Baby Girl, life became super busy.  There is something about little girls clothes that makes them so much fun to create.  I started venturing out to more articles of clothing.  It has been a fun adventure. I am learning as I go.  I sometimes skip steps or take short cuts, sometimes I take a long road to get where I need to go.  I don't think sewing needs to be perfect, I think it should be fun!!

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