Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Easy Skirt Tutorial

I saw this skirt on icandy handmade and had to try it! First I made one for my little girl, then I decided to make one for myself. The one for Mia was a whole lot cuter than the one I made for me! Here is the tutorial
 First you will start with a rectangle that is double the length of your waist, or babies waist. And about 4 inches longer than you want the skirt.
 Next fold it in half and sew the sides together. Then, using your elastic as a guide, fold down the top hem so that it is a little longer than your elastic. I used 2" elastic. Sew all the way around leaving an opening to put your elastic through.
 Next put your elastic through, then sew the elastic together and close the opening. Arrange your ruffled area however you like it. Then, take a zig zag stitch and sew around the top again, and then a little above your elastic seam at the bottom. This just makes a cute little effect, you don't have to do it, but it looks cute!
 Here is my daughters finished skirt! It is a little bit higher on the waist. I love bright colors for her since she looks so good in them with her dark hair!
Here is mine... Excuse my dirty mirror, I was feeling lazy as usual and didn't wait till my husband got home to take a picture. Also, I probably wouldn't wear this with a red shirt, but I was again, lazy and didn't bother to change. Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. Cute! I've been looking for ideas on how to make skirts! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

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    Abby
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  3. Very Cute! I love simple skirts!

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  4. Sooo cute. Love the extra stitching (especially for the wee ones)I think I will have to make one but of course with my gypsy-bohemian-mermaid soul it will have to be a long one..^_^ Thank you for the inspiration!!!

    And you are not lazy...you just realize there are more important things to be done..LOL

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  5. Very cute!
    Emily
    Domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  6. Cute! When I say this picture I expected it to be for a kids. Yeah for projects for mom too!!

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  7. Very cute skirts for you both! And a great tutorial!


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