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 (10)

  • […] scenic photos to go with her gorgeous makes, and her Cleo skirt post is no exception. Darci of darcisews, top right, is wearing her latest Cleo right into her third trimester! I love Sienna’s […]

  • 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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