Friday, March 1, 2013

20 Minute Baby Skirt

 I made this darling little skirt with scraps from an apron that I made (the tutorial for that will be up here in a couple days, by the way ~ and I've got to tell you, it's a real good-un!) This would be very cute in pretty much any color or fabric, and you don't even have to do it in 4 pieces - it can be all one color! It is very easy and quick, which means you can make more than one. Have fun! Let me know how it goes for you :)

You will need:
-4 pieces of fabric (or enough pieces to equal approximately 34")
I used the following pieces:
-2 pieces (polka dot) 8 5/8" x 10"
-1 piece (floral) 7 1/4" x 10"
-1 piece (chevron) 9 5/8" x 10"
-1/2 yd (give or take a little) of 3/8" elastic
Here's the fabrics I used:

1. To begin, serge (or sew) together the long edges of the pieces, creating a long strip.

 2. Next, serge (or if you don't have a serger, turn under) the top (waistband) edge of the fabric strip as shown in the picture.

 3. Serge (or sew) together the two open edges to create a circle.

 4. Turn under (press with the iron) 1/4" on the hem edge of the skirt.

 5. Turn edge under again, this time about 3/8".

6. Turn under the top (waistband) edge about 5/8". (almost 3/4")

 7. Sew the hem very close to the edge (1/16").

8. Sew down the waistband edge about 1/8" away from the lower edge as shown in the picture, leaving about a 2 inch gap for the elastic to go in.

9. Put in the elastic. I made the waist about 17". Sew the elastic together, tuck it in, and then sew the gap closed.  Tie ends and thread them inside. You're done!!! Here's a couple views of the finished product. It looks good either way!

Finished Measurements ~ 17" waist and 8" length.
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  1. This is great! I am def going to pin it. I always have so many scrapts that would work wonderfully for this.

  2. What an adorable little skirt. Love the colors and prints you used too!

    1. Thank you so much!! It is very easy, and I actually made it out of scraps from another project!


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