Hey everyone, It’s Victoria from vixenMade! I’m so happy to be guest posting on The 36th Avenue!! I love Desiree’s blog, she is so much fun, am I right?Of course I am. Thanks so much for having me!Today I am showing how to make this little girl’s skirt for Valentine’s day. First off, I found this fabric for cheap. How cheap? One was a cotton remnant (one dollar) and the other huge heart tulle roll? The dollar store. Can you believe it?! I snatched it up because it had SO much potential for Valentine crafting! And it still does, because I have tons left over.So you’ll need broadcloth cotton fabric, tulle fabric and black elastic (white is fine, too, just keep in mind, the waistband is exposed).
Before you start, measure the waist of whom you are making the skirt for.
My daughter has an itty bitty 19 inch waist. So I cut my elastic piece (with an extra 1/2 inch).
This skirt doesn’t have too much fluff, it’s pretty straight, so I used a 26″ wide piece by 12″ long.
For a 4 year old, this hits her at just above the knee.
Next, you can measure the tulle fabric. I added more, since I wanted it a little more flowy on top. So it’s 32″ wide (6 wider than the cotton) and I added an inch and a half to the bottom.
Go back to the cotton material. I used the selvage end for the bottom of the skirt and folded it under once, pressed and hemmed. No double folding or serging!
Now you can pin the tops of the two pieces together. You will need to do some gathering here.
Now sew them together. I used a zigzag stitch since I don’t have a serger.
Now meet up the ends, right sides in, and pin together.
Then zig zag stitch (or serge) the edges.
You’re now ready for the elastic.
Sew your ends together using a zigzag stitch.
Pin onto the outside of the skirt. Once again, gathering your fabric.
Now sew it on.
And that’s all there is to it! Easy and cute for Valentine’s day.
I’m loving the look of the two different layers.
Here’s my little model showing it off!
She loves dressing up in a skirt, so she enjoyed herself!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Victoria, you did such a great job and I LOVE the fabric choice.
Thank YOU so much for being EXTRAORDINARY!
Here are some other of her AMAZING creations.
Pinkalicious Birthday Party
And one more…
No Sew Infinity Scarf
Make sure you stop by and thank Victoria for sharing this wonderful TUTORIAL
with all of us today!
I’ll be back tomorrow with a Valentine Project of my own…