It’s the Cleo Skirt Summer Showcase…

…and I’ve got a pattern to give away!

Last fall I got the opportunity to be a pattern tester for the new Made by Rae Cleo skirt pattern. Of course, I said yes and quickly fell in love with the Cleo Skirt.

I love it so much that I used a carefully hoarded piece of rayon Priory Square by Katy Jones for Art Gallery. I think I’ve had it in my stash for almost 3 years! I may have a problem with saving fabric.

I should also mention that I’m now 29 weeks pregnant-so I made one size up than I usually would wear. I thought I might need to lengthen the front skirt portion, but I like the way it turned out so the pattern is as-is! I’ve been reluctant to sew during this pregnancy since it feels like the clothes won’t get much wear, but this will most likely fit for a long time. And I didn’t have to do any hacks.

I chose the midi-version with the pockets from the shorter version. I love pockets that are sewn into the waistband-no floppy pockets for me! I also love that the front waistband is flat. It gives this skirt a more polished look. I’m so pleased with this version that I’m going to wear it to an art opening tomorrow night. Believe me-I’ve been wearing the same 4 dresses for the last 4 months and having a new outfit is a luxury right now. I’m going to work it!

In celebration of the Cleo Summer Tour, I’ve got a paper copy of the pattern to give away. So if you want a chance to win-just leave me a comment below and I’ll draw a winner on August 10.

Be sure to check out all the great skirts on the tour:

july 31

vicky / @sewvee /

erin / @hungiegungie /

natalie / @sewhungryhippie / hungryhippie sews

teri / @teridodds1 / fa sew la

august 1

tori / @thedoingthingsblog /

lindsay / @lindsayinstitches

meredith / @thefooshe /

kate / @kate.english

august 2

melissa / @ahappystitch /

julie / @nursebean82 /

lauren / @laurenddesign /

august 3

fleurine / @mariefleurine /

bettina / @stahlarbeit /

allie / @indie_sew /

darci / That’s me!

emily / @mycraftylittleself /

august 4

whitney / @whitneydeal /

sienna  /@notaprimarycolor

amy nicole / @amynicolestudio /

kim / @pitykitty

kten / @jinxandgunner /

Happy Sewing!


sewist, quilter and fabric hoarder.

Comments (9)

  • love this skirt and your fabric combo! the short version of this pattern is just like an old favorite of mine from Target that is too short and I keep saying I should remake….

  • Congratulations and love your skirt, such a cute outfit for a growing baby bump. Would love to try the pattern.

  • Love the skirt!

  • That is a great skirt & fabric!!!! You look fantastic!!!!

  • Love your skrt!

  • Lovely! The skirt and bump are a good look for you!

  • Pick me, pick me!

  • So cute!

  • Cute skirt. I’m glad you were able to get it to fit over your bump.


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