Last week i looked at the fabric i had brought with me when we moved and out of my small selection these 2 caught my eye one is just white cotton and the other is this stretchy thin kind of fabric i got that i don't know the name of. Anyways first thing that come to my head is that i haven't made Hailey a skirt in awhile and this was the perfect time and this skirt couldn't be simpler to make!
I know your thinking...a white skirt is she crazy? but believe me if i knew the name of the thin white material...it washes SO well!
So i took her measurements around her waist and then measured the length that i wanted adding on an inch or two for hemming and for the waistband.Next i sewed my hem and made a casing for the elastic
For the ruffle i cute the thin stretchy material 30 inches by 4 1/2 inches
Folded it together and sewed down the long end using a basting stitch after which i gathered it till it was the length of the skirt
Once i gathered it i pinned it on the the main skirt piece and just sewed it down starting at the bottom of the skirt and working my way up.
Then you just repeat making ruffles
Until you have all this amazing ruffle-ness! Next i just measured the elastic i would need which was 19" long for my daughter and fed it through the casing i made and sewed down the ends. Next i just put the skirt right sides together and sewed the ends to finish it off.
I think she's thinking...."can we just get this picture over with already?"
How cute. I know they make "pre" ruffled fabric now, and you could make this skirt in minutes with it, but nothing beats handmade ruffles!
Be sure to stick around there is a part 2 to this skirt that I'm working on and its going to be awesome!
Have a great weekend!