I had some extra charm pack squares by heather bailey that I didn't know what to do with, so I turned them into this adorable skirt! I took pics along the way so follow along!
You would have to modify this a lot for a bigger girl, I used 12 6 inch squares- so just lay out your squares and guesstimate for how big your girl is.
I also used an 1/8 yard for the hem.
And elastic for the waist
Front view of strip
Now do the same to the other strip of 6
Sew top strip to bottom strip (just like you would join a strip quilt together), then press. I always press, it makes for a much more proffessional looking garment.
Next cut your 1/8 yard strip so it is straight on the edges, and then iron about 1/4 inch in on either side,
Then iron in half, it should look like this when ironed.
Fold hem strip up and sew onto skirt again, being extra careful as this is the stitching that will show. (Note: this is just like sewing binding on a quilt, at least how I've done it)
Fold skirt in half, right sides together and join, forming a skirt!
Double fold waist down and iron, creating a waistband for your elastic. Thread elastic through careful not to twist.
Sew ends together very well and then sew hole shut.
It's hard to see in this picture, but to keep my elastic from sliding around, I sew about 5 or 6 straight vertical lines around my waist. This isn't necessary, but I find it makes for a straighter waistband. And it's less likely to fall apart.
As you sew these lines, make sure your gathers are evenly spaced between the spaces. Does that make sense? Otherwise you will have it really gathered in one 1/5 of the skirt and straight around the rest.
And there you have it! You can really do whatever you want with the hem, ribbon would be cute, but I only had 12 squares, and without the thicker hem it would've been too short. I LOVE it! Heather Bailey fabric just makes me happy, this is Pop Garden, Sugar Mallow. I think I may do one of the girls rooms in this fabric theme.
And, as for my model... again... the best we could do. Grrr. I am so frustrated with taking her picture! I sure wish she would let me! This one's a little close
Hahahaha! I had to put this one on here, it made me laugh! At least she was smiling! Little stink!
And third time is supposed to be the charm, but not it our case. We get a nice back view of the skirt! :-)
A somewhat decent picture. It may not be studio quality, but at least she's not crying, picking her nose, or hiding!
I love this little girl!
Hope you enjoy the tutorial! I'd love to see what you make if you use this tutorial at all! Or feel free to email me if you need clarification on my scatterbrained tutorial!
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