I love a quick and easy project. Side note, if it isn’t quick an easy I probably won’t attempt it so this little skirt is so easy that even if you have never touched a sewing machine you can make this skirt.
I am sure that there are other more professional tutorials that use official sewing terms and if you are an experienced seamstress, I apologize in advance for my lack of professional jargon.
But, what I lack in actual knowledge I bring you cuteness.
a thingy…aka a pencil
For reference this will fit an 18-24 month old and I used 42×14 inch rectangle of fabric. You will use about 3 inches off the top to make your casing for your elastic and about 1/2-1 inch on the bottom for your hem.
You will see on mine that I serged the ends. if you do not have a serger just fold your fabric over and sew then do it again to give a clean edge that will not fray.
Now that it is through make sure you know what size elastic will fit your kiddos waist. (then cut on 1-2 inches off of that, elastic stretches!) This will cause your waist line on on the skirt of be like a big old scrunchie.
Then when the skirts is inside out make sure all your seams match up and are even and sew together.
Flip it back out and wahlah…
You have a matching skirt to your cute minnie shirt that you made and forgot to take on your Disney vacation (Wah!!!)
But, with little ones you barely need a lot of fabric so search the remnant bins and you can make a ton of these super cheap.
Now, there are ways to completely enclose the elastic casing but this method is quick and easy and up my alley!
By the way, this skirt from beginning to end took me 15 minutes including picture taking so it truly is easy peasy!
Steph blogs over at A Little Moore. She likes to make things. The best things she has ever made are her three kids Alaina, Sam and Avonlea. Her projects are fueled by copious amounts of Diet Coke a supportive hubby and an untamable love for Jesus. Life. Family. Crafts.
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