Cleo Skirt

Today kicks off the Cleo Summer Showcase, and I’m excited about this one because I feel this pattern and style is for anyone and everyone!  Cleo is a great staple skirt pattern (and pretty quick sew) from our sewing guru, Rae.

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You can read all about Cleo here, but to sum it up for you, this gathered skirt features a flat-front waistband, elastic at the back, pockets, optional contrast ham band, and two lengths.

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Wait, did someone say pockets?

Moms need pockets.  Kids need moms to have pockets.  Because candy wrappers, hair ties, old band-aids, pebbles, matchbox cars, dirty/lucky pennies, rotten acorns….

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The fabric I used is from Anna Maria Horner’s Loominous collection, which features yarn-dyed cotton in really beautiful colorways.  Super light and airy, this stuff is.  Perfect for a Summertime skirt.  I chose to make mine in the longer length, and I’m very pleased… oh, and I did add a couple of extra inches to accommodate for my height.

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Changing your Cleo up from casual to fancy is as simple as fabric choice. Rae has so many different versions on her blog that you’ve got to check out:  Gingham (my fave!), a beautiful Cleo made in Liberty, and a green maxi she made years ago before Cleo was a thing.

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I had the sweetest photo assistant, and I can’t resist giving him some face time here on the old blog.  Love that boy.

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Thanks Rae, for inviting me along.  I’m already dreaming up some cooler weather Cleos!

You can follow along the Cleo Summer Showcase all week. Take a look at this line-up, find your inspiration, and grab your copy of the Cleo skirt!

-Erin

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2 thoughts on “Cleo Skirt

  1. I adore this! Ahhh, I’ve got to get back to some self- sewing!!! Grant is so sweet. He did a great job showcasing your Cleo. And I love the new landscape- great spot!

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