so i bought this fabric it was for $3 and then 50% off red tag at joanns. so i got it for $1.50. two.years.ago. i thought it would be so cute as a skirt (and wasn’t I right?) a year later…i bought more (unintentionally…i forgot about the first yard i bought) then about 6 months ago i found a cream of it….so i bought a yard of that…
and can you guess what i made? a skirt (two actually)
my girls got them for christmas.
and can you guess when i made them?
christmas eve is about accurate.
the big girl skirt is made of 5 layers..9 inches high. (i cut 6 and used the last one for the bows)
I took a rectangle piece of black fabric and hemmed the bottom..(I think about a half yard and i didn’t trim it at all..so half yard by 44 inches.
gathered it up until it fit across the rectangle
so i get here…with all 5 ruffles sewed on..and i have no black elastic (joanns was sold out)
so i did what i did best (no i didn’t hot glue it) i pulled a tim gunn and made it work.
i had about 4-5 inches left along the top…so hemmed the very top and folded it down and covered up the seam of the last stitching.
I sewed it right alond the bottom…
then i took some boring old thin white elastic, added a safety pin and threaded it through…
then i just sewed the two sides together so it only has one seam in the back…
then, i added some giant flowers (cause i had that last layer left) (tutorial for the big flower is HERE) i added them with pins cause i wasn’t sure daughter number 1 would love them..(she does)
I literally got this far and thought, “this is cute, i could just do a black skirt with one ruffle”
I did happen to have black elastic for her…
sewed it right on top….
and right sides together sew up the back seam (make sure each ruffle is laying down where it should be)