Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Simple Skirts

Want to make your own skirt for the girls in your life?  Just last week, I did a sewing class for my friend and her neighbors.  Each brought her own fabric and sewing machine and left with a finished skirt.  For $10 a person, I'll do the same for you, your neighbors, and friends.  Comment if you are interested!

To begin, cut your material 18" tall by 42" wide.  This skirt will fit a 3T to 4T.  (Increase or decrease length and width for your child.)  Sew a 1/4" seam on top and bottom of fabric.

Cut a strip of contrasting fabric 3" wide and 41" long.  Pin it on your fabric tucking a 1/4" seam along top and bottom.  Sew to fabric.  Sew 1/4" seams on back seams.  Fold top seam down 1 1/4" and pin along top.  Sew seam to create pocket for your elastic.  Sew back seams shut, stopping at pocket for elastic.

Thread your elastic and pull to correct size for child's waist.  Sew elastic together and then sew elastic pocket shut.

Fold right side out and your skirt is finished.  I added a flower and just stitched it on by hand.  This skirt really is easy to make.  Again, I am happy to hold a sewing class for those interested and walk you step by step through the process.

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