Here’s what the girls will be wearing for Christmas. I made these super easy skirts from some of my favorite fabric from Harts. I did a pink version back when I just started blogging. I just washed and dried this fabric like normal. It doesn’t need any special care.
I love this fabric and it comes in all different colors. The best part is, I only needed one yard for all three skirts! So you don’t need to buy a ton of it. Go HERE for the big selection of the different colors they have.
Now, honestly, you can add a waistband and call it a day. But I wanted to do something a little more with these. Here’s what I did.
I got a piece of fabric that would work for the lining. Get 1.5 times your child’ waist size.
I wanted to add a coordinating ruffle on the bottom. So get a piece of fabric 2x the width of the lining fabric. Fold it in half and press.
After ruffling it, pin it to the hem of the lining.
Sew or serger in place.
To make the wasitband get a piece of fabric a few inches longer than the child’s waist. Sew the ends together then press it in half.
Pin the lining to the ruffle fabric and the wasitband. Sew or serge leaving an opening for the elastic. Pull the elastic through and sew shut.
Then you’ve got these beautiful fancy skirts! (Do you see my oldest’s face? We had just had a MAJOR meltdown!)
I also made these coordinating headbands.
I hope you like this tutorial and can use it for your won girls. They make GREAT gifts, too!