Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Scrappy Skirt

Today I'm going to show you the scrappy skirt.  Its perfect for all of those small pieces of fabric you have laying around.  Its so quick and fun and the possibilities are endless.

I thought it would be fun to let me little one help out and pick her favorite fabric for her new skirt.  Well that can be pretty tough...
but so fun!

she decided on 5 but we narrowed it down to 3 and 1 solid color. 
First cut your solid color to the the width of your skirt-I did selvage to selvage for my little 4 year old or another way I like to make my skirts is measure the waist and then double it.    It gives it a fun twirly effect that any little girls loves. Make make the solid color as long as you want -don't forget to add about an inch for casing and seam.

 Next decide how wide you want your panels and then decide how many you will need to meet the width of your skirt-don't forget to calculate seam allowance.   Mine are about 6" wide and I cut six. add about 1 inch to the length for top and bottom seam. 

Alternate your patterned fabric and sew right sides together to make one long row

 you should have something like this.
 next sew your solid color to the bottom of your panels right sides together. 
Now fold your skirt in half right sides together and sew the two end panels together to create a long tube. 
Hem the bottom of your skirt and make a casing, add elastic to skirt. (I forgot to take pictures on a couple of steps but I have a similar skirt here-with better pictures and a little more detail if you want to check it out.)

Here's the finished skirt!

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