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Nina skirt without zipper + the tutorial!

From Joanna (the owner of Bobby Sewing) I learned a great trick: when your kids don’t have wide hips in comparison to the waist, you can sew my Nina skirt or culottes without adding a zipper. The little trick to do so: turn your fabric in the bias direction (45°) when you cut the fabric. This way you will add a little bit of stretch to get the skirt on. I tried this little trick with a fluo striped Petit Pan fabric because I think this gives an extra nice touch to this idea. At the bottom of this blogpost you’ll find a link to the tutorial to make this skirt starting from the Nina. An one hour project!

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I added an elastic in the waistband and a slightly adjusted pocket. I started from the faux flap pockets from the women Nina to cut these patch pockets. Of course the buttons are there only for decoration. :) Whenever I can add buttons I just do so. I love buttons a lot!!

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At the side seam I added a label made from the selvedge. I always forget names of fabrics and this way I won’t. Adding a Compagnie M. labels was not an option at all. The colours wouldn’t really match. :)

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Tomorrow the Nina pattern for kids will be launched. Doesn’t that make you ‘happy’? :) The girls / mothers that tested the new pattern where super satisfied with the result. A test without any adjustments. Of course I was thrilled with the result too.

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Do you feel like sewing your own super fast Nina? You can find the tutorial on my website this evening! :)

Join the discussion 21 Comments

  • Inge says:

    Super mooi, leuke foto’s, mooie kleuren!

  • gratienne says:

    Wat een mooie nina. Hou ook veel van de schattige schoentjes

    • Compagnie M. says:

      Bedankt! De schoentjes zijn trouwens van een leuk merk: Bisgaard. Ik koop er zeker zo’n opnieuw want Nore draagt ze heel graag.

  • Miss Wobie says:

    Oooh, zo’n mooi rokje, heerlijke kleur!
    Alweer een leuk patroontje, super!

  • Nat says:

    Zo flashy :-) Wat een knappe setting alweer voor je fotoshoot!

    • Compagnie M. says:

      Oh bedankt! De foto’s vind ik toch altijd een bekroning. Daarom dat ik probeer leuke plekjes uit te zoeken. Deze is eigenlijk gewoon aan het station van Hove. Lekker dichtbij!

  • Annika says:

    She is such a sweet girl. And now I totally want to get that very same fabric out of my stash and start sewing with it right away ;)

    • Compagnie M. says:

      Thanks Annika. Just use that fabric straight away! It’s really beautiful. :)

  • Leentje says:

    moeten we eens proberen! De zakken zijn ook superleuk!

    • Compagnie M. says:

      Zeker doen! Met een rekkertje is dit echt ene handige manier om snel wat rokjes in elkaar te naaien. En met uw smalle dochter lukt dit zeker!

  • Liesbet R says:

    Heel mooi! Leuk T-shirt ook, ook zelfgemaakt?

  • karen says:

    i really love your patterns and your style, but i think what i love most of all is your daughter! i keep noticing her scraped knee and the scuffed up (but very beautiful!) shoes, and i imagine that she likes to dress up, but also loves to run and play and get dirty :) . she seems like a really lovely young gal :)

  • I have also found that when sewing more fitted shirts for myself out of woven fabric, it helps to cut the sleeves on the bias so they stretch a little nicer and I don’t have to try to widen them for my normal, but not petit arms! :)

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