Jul 2, 2011

Scrappy July 4th Skirt

Two years ago, I made our family matching Independence Day outfits.  Leah fits Grace's jumper perfectly, and I had just a few longer scraps of the material left, so I thought I'd try to make a skirt for Grace so we could all have matching outfits now that there are four of us.


 I measured Grace's hips and added an 1" for seam allowance for the top strip.  The middle strip is 1-1/2 times as long as the top strip, and the bottom strip is 1-1/2 times as long as the middle strip.  The top strip is 20" long x 4" wide, the middle is 30" x 5", and the bottom is 45" x 6".  I sewed a basting stitch at the top of the bottom strip, then gathered it till it was approximately 30" (the length of the middle strip). I sewed a basting stitch at the top of the middle strip, then gathered it till it measured 20".


 I sewed the bottom strip to the middle strip.


 I sewed the middle to the top, then sewed the long seam closed.

 To make the waistband, I folded down and ironed the waist a 1/4", then folded and ironed down another 1".

 I sewed the waistband, then top-stitched along the top edge for a more finished look.

Voila!  I promise this took me no more than an hour.  Easy-peesy even for a simple sewer like myself.

3 lovely comments:

Grammy Blick said... Best Blogger Tips

Cool! Now, a picture of the foursome, please?

Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips

I like this idea also. Thanks for such great ideas!

Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips

What pattern did you use for your skirt April?