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Showing posts with label 1 Skirt 10 ways. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

1 {Skirt} 10 {Ways}–Apron Skirt

If you have been following the series. You know I have made a basic skirt and a basic skirt with a contrasting band. Today we are going to add  a sweet little apron.  Adding something like an apron give this skirt a little personality.  A perfect little skirt to start school.

Apron Skirt

Start by doing steps  1-4. Measure & cut, sew side seam, Fold hem, iron and stitch.
You next step is to make your apron.  Measure your apron and cut 2 pieces.  Mine for a size 4 was approximately 12x 12. 
Lay one piece right side up.

apron skirt 1

Lay your ribbons or trip ontop and pin into place. Stitch your ribbons down.

apron skirt 5

Lay second apron piece down on top of front of apron.  Right sides together.Stitch around 3 sides.

apron skirt 2

Turn right sides out, top stitch around your 3 sides and embellish.

apron skirt 4

To finish your  skirt, find center.  Pin the center of the apron to the center of your skirt.  You can either pin this into place or do a basting stitch  to connect the skirt to the apron.

apron skirt 6

To finish your skirt, fold the top 1/4 inch and press.  Fold over 1 more inch to make a casing.  Stitch around casing leaving a 1 inch hole to add elastic.  Thread elastic through casing. sew elastic ends together  then close casing.  Your skirt is all done.

aprin skirt8

Add a fun pair of leggings or tight and your little Miss is ready for school.  If you have any questions about this tutorial please don’t hesitate to email me. 
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

1 Skirt {10 Ways} Series day2

This week I am using my basic skirt pattern and adding a band.

Measure the bottom of your skirt. Cut your band the same width plus 1 inch. 

Sew your short ends together.  Iron the seam flat.

Fold your band in half. Iron.

Pin the raw edges to the right side if the skirt.  Pin into place. Stitch the skirt and band together.

Fold band down and press.  For a clean finished look, Top stitch the band to the skirt.

You are all finished. A little hem band makes a huge difference.
This little beauty is going to Skirting the Issue.  For more details click on the button below.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

1 Skirt {10 Ways} Series Day 1

Do any of you have a little girl that LOVES skirts.  I am right smack dab in the middle of "I want to wear a skirt"  everyday with my 4 year old.  Who cares that she has adorable shorts and dresses to wear.  She only wants skirts.  So I have been making skirts to please this little one.  But who wants a bunch of boring skirts.  Not my little Miss.  She wants them fancy.  I am taking a simple skirt and making it 10 ways. So here is day 1.

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Start with your fabric.  I have made this skirt for a 4 year old. I like to use the basic sizing found Here.
I like to start with my fabric 15 by 45 inches.  For a good length measurement.  Take your finished length you would like the skirt and add 2 1/2 inches.  This with give you one inch for the Hem and 1 1/2 inch for your waistband.
Sew your Two short ends together. These will also be your selvage edges.
If you have a serger you can serge your 2 long raw edge.

If you have a serger you can serge your 2 raw edge.

Iron a 1 1/4 hem for the top and a 1 inch hem for the bottom hem.

Stitch along the top edge of of the casing hem.  Using the edge of your presser foot as a guide.

Now to stitch your casing.  Use your presser foot as a guide. Stitch around the entire skirt leaving a 1 inch opening for  your elastic.

For my 4 year old, her waist is 20 inches.  I cut my elastic at 22 inches. Thread your elastic through opening.  Overlap elastic and stitch together.  Place elastic in casing and stitch the casing closed.

Your skirt is done and ready to wear.
These skirts are super simple to make.  So easy you may want to consider making a few for Skirting the Issue.  Simple Simon & Co have started skirting the issue.  They are trying to get 100 dresses by the first week of August to donated to Foster care programs in you area.  Or you can ship them to a few locations on there website.  So come join in and share the love! Check out Simple Simon & Co for the details.

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