Sewing Pattern Review - The Assembly Line Mini - Elastic Waist Maxi Skirt

Written and Reviewed by Caroline van Deventer

a line drawing of a simple skirt with rectangle patch pockets.

The Assembly Line Mini - Elastic Waist Maxi is a playful skirt with plenty of width, knee length, an elasticated waistband and large patch pockets. 

This pattern is designed like the new Elastic waist maxi skirt but for your little ones, in a range from 3-10 years. 


Pattern  The Assembly Line Elastic Waist Maxi Skirt Mini

Size - Size 3

FabricTerrazzo Duck Egg Light Weight Canvas


Skill Level - Beginner

Maker - Caroline van Deventer 

Skills Used - 

  • Inserting and sewing over elastic
  • Topstitching

Review - 


What I really love about this pattern is that it is a quick and easy make. I am sometimes put off making kids clothing as they can take a while to make and then they grow out of them quickly. This patterns ticks my boxes for wearability and is simple to sew. I love the pocket detail and can imagine all sorts being stored in there!

The skirt has plenty of movement and room in it and wouldn’t be restrictive for the wearer while playing. It is also a skirt that could be used for any season depending on the fabric that is used. We used a mid-weight cotton canvas for the skirt which will be hard wearing for anything that the wearer will throw at it. However it could be done in a brightly coloured lawn or gauze for a summer skirt or a drill or light weight denim for winter, making it a great versatile pattern. 

The woven Duck Egg Blue Broderie Anglaise Double Gauze top in the pictures above is the Mini Cuff Sleeve Top also by The Assembly Line, which we have also reviewed for you. 

The Pink knitted top is the Novice Sweater Junior by Petite Knit. 


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