Friday, September 7, 2012

A Quick and Easy Skirt To Make

I just recently downloaded a pattern from  They were offering this free pattern for a kids skirt.  It's an easy-peasy pattern and a true joy to make.  I did make some changes to it.  One of the things that sometimes drives me nuts about home made stuff is the raw edges inside of a garment.  The threads get all messy and tickly and it just does not look professional to me.  I do not have a serger.  So, what I did was enclose all the seams on the inside which was pretty easy. 

When I sewed the bottom panel on, I only sewed the outside part to the skirt.  Then on the inside, I folded down a quarter inch and pinned it up to the seam.  Then top stitched two rows.  I did the same thing with the waist band.  When I get a few pictures I will share it with you.

I also added a yo you with one of my Moms crocheted flowers.  Making it a little more personal.

If you make the pattern, be forewarned, it's big.  I made two skirts that were too big.  They went to my older daughter.  My daughter takes a size 7 or 8 and I made the 5T and it fit her perfectly.  Keepi n mind that my daughter is at the 100 percentile for height.  I recommend going down two three sizes to make this.  Take measurements and plan accordingly.

1 comment:

Sandy H said...

Adorable. When do I get mine?