There is nothing sweeter than some instant satisfaction when sewing. I think that’s one of the reasons why I love sharing easy skirt tutorials. But today’s project has even more meaning. You see, each year the girls over at Simple Simon & Co collect skirts to donate to girls in foster care. Isn’t that just awesome! You can find out more about Skirting the Issue and stitch up a few to share here.
This project is perfect for every level stitcher…
- 1 yard knit fabric
- several yards tulle (amount varies based on fullness.)
- 1″ elastic
- basic sewing essentials
- Measurements are for a child’s size 12 skirt and finished 14 1/2″ long. *Be sure to adjust as needed.
- Skirt can be made in either knit or woven fabric. Additional yardage will be needed for woven.
- A serger sewing machine will make this skirt come together in minutes!
- Before we get started a few basic body measurements are needed. Measure your child’s waist and finish length of skirt from waist. Write down for later.
- Cut full width of fabric x finished length of skirt + 2″ for hem + 4″ waist fold over. My pattern piece measured 52″ wide x 20 1/2″.*
- Cut desired layers of tulle full width of fabric x finished length of skirt – 3″ x 2. My pattern piece measured 52″ wide x 23″.
- Cut elastic to waist measurement.
- Fold tulle in half; stack to layer.
- Serge lengthwise ends of knit fabric edges. Fold over 2″ along one lengthwise edge of fabric to the wrong side. Pin and stitch in place for hem.
- Join layers of tulle to the opposite lengthwise edge of knit fabric right sides together. Turn out.
- Fold fabric in half; stitch together.
- Fold down 4″ of fabric to wrong side; stitch 1 1/4″ casing all around leaving a small opening for elastic. Tunnel elastic; stitch to secure and close casing.
Make every picture perfect with this easy skirt tutorial! Between the peek a boo tulle layers at the bottom and the easy to wear elastic waist, this easy skirt tutorial is a winner!
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