New Releases: Kelly’s Twirly Skirt in Girls’ and Women’s Sizes

This is big y’all!  Like really big.  One of my huge goals for my business was to branch out to women’s patterns but the summer time.  Today, I have made that goal!  I’d like to introduce to you Kelly’s Twirly Skirt!!  It is available both in girls’ sizes 12 months to 14 as well as women’s sizes 0 to 20.  Here’s a few pictures of myself and my mini me sporting our new matching skirts:


The pattern features a two layered circle skirt and a yoga waistband.  And since it’s made from knit it is SUPER comfy!  The girls version includes built-in modesty shorts to ensure your little one can play and still be lady like.  Here’s some pictures of my daughter showing it off:


This pattern is named after my dear friend Kelly.  She was one of my biggest supporters in the very beginning.  She used to always tell me she was eagerly awaiting the start of my business back before I had even made the decision to make the jump.  This also was the very first pattern I ever digitally drafted a year ago back in February.  I’m glad I made the decision to see it through and finally release it.

I had some AMAZING testers this round of testing.  Honestly, these ladies always go above and beyond for me every single time .  Check out some of their awesome images below as well as links to their sites:

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Heidi with These Old Blues made one for her and her kiddo (and graciously took pictures in the freezing cold)

Bella-Sunshine-Designs-PDF-Sewing-Patterns-Women-Twirly-Skirt-32Lindsay of From Zay to Zie love to twirl in their mother/daughter skirts.



Bella-Sunshine-Designs-PDF-Sewing-Patterns-Women-Twirly-Circle-Skirt-16Jamie of The Toasted Tulip made SEVEN skirts in 5 different sizes!

Bella-Sunshine-Designs-PDF-Sewing-Patterns-Women-Twirly-Circle-Skirt-15Victoria totally rocked her skirt with a pair of boots!  The Texan in me loves this by the way!

Bella-Sunshine-Designs-PDF-Sewing-Patterns-Women-Twirly-Circle-Skirt-12Tasha looks amazing in her skirt.

Bella-Sunshine-Designs-PDF-Sewing-Patterns-Women-Twirly-Circle-Skirt-08Essence of Adventures with Bubba and Bug looks so cute with her daughter in their matching skirts.


 Rebecca of I’m Just Like Mommy shows off her belly along with her floral skirt.  It works perfect for maternity wear!


Amanda Rose hand stamped adorable little cameras on her daughter’s skirt!  What a creative and fun idea!  The photographer in me wants one too!


 Rebekah of Rebekah Sews shows that polka dots never go out of style.

Bella-Sunshine-Designs-PDF-Sewing-Patterns-Women-Twirly-Circle-Skirt-01Ashley of Magically Stitched made amazing mother and daughter matching skirts.  The turquoise makes me so ready for summer!


 Alexandra of Maman Anglaise made an awesome skirt for her preteen girl.


Lydia of Huckleberry Love made the cutest matching skirts for her girls.  That fabric couldn’t get any more awesome!

All these cute skirts make me excited to enjoy some sunshine!  And everyone needs a twirly skirt.  I think good twirl factor is a must for any skirt. Be sure to pick up your copy of Kelly’s Twirly Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern available in both women’s and girls’ sizes.  You can also save yourself a few bucks by just going ahead and buying them both with our Bundle Up option.  I promise once you make one, you’re going to want both size ranges!

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And as always because my customers are the best, I’m giving you a special sale.  No coupon code needed this time.  All patterns on our website will be marked down until April 15th.  Be sure to pick up a copy of our Bow Tie Leggings & Shorts pattern or our Holiday Cutout Dress & Top Pattern if you haven’t already.



Want to win some cool prizes?

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The Bettie’s Basket Sales & Promotions Facebook group is currently running a photo contest. If you sew anything from a Bettie designer’s pattern, you should show off your hard work and submit a photo in the Facebook group! Besides the bragging right, you also have a chance to win some amazing prizes.

Most Liked Photo

Members of the Bettie’s Basket Sales and Promotions group will vote by “liking” their favorite photos. The one that receives most “likes” will get these great prizes:

  • One $50 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop
  • One $35 gift certificate from Fabric Fairy
  • One $25 gift certificate from Gotcha Covered Quilting
  • One copy of “Stylish Home Sewing: 35 Perfect Ways to Make Your Home Beautiful” by Torie Jayne

Designers’ Choice

The Bettie designers will huddle and vote on their favorite photo. This winner will receive:

  • One $50 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop
  • One $25 gift certificate from UnBiased Fabrics
  • One copy of “Pretty Birds: 18 Simple Projects to Sew and Love” by Virginia Lindsay Book (physical book to US winner; ebook for non-US winner)
  • One surprise fabric pack from Once Upon a Yard

Random Draw from Submissions

Anybody who submits a photo will have a chance too. One submission will be randomly selected to receive these great prizes. For each photo you submit, you will get a chance. So the more you submit, the better your chance!

  • One $50 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop
  • One $25 gift certificate from Fashionable Fabrics
  • One signed copy of “A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin” by Natalie Barnes & Angela Walters

Random Draw from Likers

Even if you haven’t sewn from a Bettie designer’s pattern (or have no photo to show yet), you will still get a chance to win. One “liker” will be randomly selected to win this prize:

  • One $50 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

Everyday Prizes

On each day, 3 or 4 Bettie designers will be featured in the group. If you submit on that day, you will also get a chance to win a pattern from each of the featured designers of the day.

How to Enter

There are two ways to enter.

  1. From now until April 15th, post a photo of your creation made from any of the Bettie designers’ patterns to the “Bettie’s Basket Photo Contest” album in the “Bettie’s Basket Sales & Promotion” Facebook group. Be sure to put both the designer and pattern names in the description. (Yes, you can submit multiple entries!)
  2. Even if you haven’t sewn any of the Betties’ patterns yet, you can still win by voting for your favorite photos. Go to the “Bettie’s Basket Photo Contest Album” and “like” your favorite photos. You will get a chance to win the “Random Draw from Likers” prize.

Who Are the Bettie Designers?

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We are a group of independent designers. You can read more about the group at the Swhetty Bettie’s Blog. Here’s the list of designers who are part of this group:

  • Addiek
  • aha customs
  • AimerLae & Finn
  • Air Born Quilts
  • Azurerocket Design Studio
  • Bella Sunshine Designs
  • Bellamie Boo Couture
  • Boda Baby
  • Boho Banjo Art to Wear
  • CateCreates
  • Dandelions n’ Dungarees
  • EYMM
  • FABulous Home Sewn
  • Filles à Maman
  • Genniewren Designs
  • Ginger House Designs
  • Gray days designs
  • Gracious Threads
  • Golden Rippy
  • GYCT Designs
  • The Happy Little Ladybug
  • Honeydew Kisses Patterns
  • Itch To Stitch
  • Jo-Anne Anderson Studio
  • Jocole Patterns
  • Jubilee Junction Patterns
  • Just Bananas Over Soft Toys
  • Kelly J Designs
  • Koda Baby
  • Laela Jeyne Patterns
  • Little Lizard King
  • Lizzie Fran Designs
  • MadeIt Patterns
  • Mandy K Design
  • Max & Meena
  • MCM Studio Designs
  • Momma Quail Patterns
  • Mo’s Pattern Shop
  • Muffin Head Patterns
  • My Taylor Made
  • OUSM Designs
  • PiePie Designs
  • Raine Design Patterns
  • Ruby and Jack Patterns
  • Rose & Lee Designs
  • SassHenri Designs
  • Seaside Notions
  • Serger Pepper
  • Sew Jereli
  • Sew Pandi
  • Sew Straight Pattern Co.
  • Sewing Geeks Pattern
  • ShannonMac Designs
  • Sofilantjes
  • Stitchwerx Designs
  • Stitch and Whimsy
  • Staight Stitch Designs
  • Striped Swallow Designs
  • Stubbornly Crafty
  • Swoodson Says
  • the Happy Ladybug
  • Terras Treasures
  • Whimsy Couture
  • Zuzzy Patterns

So if you made something from patterns from these designers, definitely join us at the Bettie’s Basket group.

This contest is made possible by these sponsors. Be sure to check them out!

Fat Quarter Shop Fabric Fairy UnBiased Fabrics Gotcha Covered Quilting  Fashionable Fabrics Once Upon a Yard Pretty Birds: 18 Simple Projects to Sew and Love by Virginia Lindsay Stylish Home Sewing: 35 Perfect Ways to Make Your Home Beautiful by Torie Jayne A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin by Natalie Barnes & Angela Walters


Come join the fun at the Bettie’s Basket group now!