Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Three Simple Skirts

Oh Baby

We’re kicking off Oh Baby! week with three simple skirts that I had so much fun making for Reese.

Three Simple Skirts at Made it on Monday

I had a few fun, fine-ribbed corduroy fabrics that I knew would make the perfect clothes for Reese. I first debated making dresses, but then loved the simplicity of skirts.

Ruffle Skirt front and back

The first skirt (sized somewhere between newborn and 0-3 months) is sweet in the front and a ruffled party in the back. I just cut two panels (I don’t remember the exact measurements, but I sized it off a pair of 0-3 month pants for length, and made it several inches wider than the waist band of the pants). If you’re needing a full tutorial for making baby skirts, check out THIS ONE from Made by Me & Shared with You.

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I then sewed together several two inch wide strips to make one long strip of fabric, did a rolled hem along both long sides, and ruffled it all up.

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Then I pinned the ruffles, right sides together, down to the back panel of the skirt and sewed them down. Be sure and leave plenty of space for your elastic casing and hem.

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Then I folded the ruffles over so the right side was up and sewed it down again and sewed along the folded edge to keep the ruffles hanging the correct direction.

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Then pin the front and back panels together, right sides together and sew the side seams. Clip off any extra ruffle that’s hanging out. Finish off the skirt with a hem and an elastic waistband.

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The next skirt was much less time consuming. I just made one long panel, sewed the two ends together for a back seam, added the hem and waistband, and then added some fun detailing with elastic. I love how the grosgrain ribbon matches the texture of the corduroy.

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The detailing was simply added by sewing in strips of elastic around the perimeter of the skirt—at the side seams and centered off each other in the front and back. Only on the ones in the front were embellished with the ribbon bows and buttons.

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The final skirt was the easiest. All I did was make a simple skirt like the one above, but with no extra embellishments.

I can’t wait to dress my little girl in these fun little skirts!

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  1. How cute is that ruffled back skirt Jill?! So adorable.

  2. Those are all so adorable! I think my favorite is the skirt with the elastic accents.. it's so sweet! Can't wait to see them on Reese. =)


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