Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Grace's Skirt

I don't have a girl, but girl clothes are WAY more fun to play around with. My solution: make clothes for other girl's I know. We have family pictures in a couple of weeks with my family, and Grace, my niece needed something khaki for her bottoms. I had seen this awesome tutorial for a "Circle Skirt" on here and thought, "I can make that." And so I did. I experimented first with a different fabric to work out the kinks before doing the real thing. Here was my process:
 First I cut out my pattern. See the link I posted for the formula and size measurements. I used a cereal box so that it would be nice and sturdy.

 Next I cut out my fabric. I used a lightweight corduroy. It should come out as a full "donut." The picture on the right is folded in half.
I forgot a picture of the next step, but you need to finish off the inside edge, either with a serger or a zig-zag stitch.
Then you put the elastic on around the inside. The elastic will be smaller than the inside of the skirt so you will need to stretch the elastic as you go.

 Finally, hem the bottom. I just folded mine about a quarter inch as I went along.
The finished product!

I am going to do the khaki corduroy skirt one of these days, but it should be super easy now that I have all of the kinks figured out. See this link for more in-depth directions and measurements. There are also directions on how to make this for yourself, in an adult size! Have fun, and thanks for reading :)

1 comment:

  1. Cute, I can't wait to see it and put it on Grace. Mol you are really motivating me to get going on some of my our sewing projects.