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!
I’m sorry. I have no Friday Fall Fashion Puzzle today. This week has been a blitz. Instead I will share with you my little Gigi, who was her favorite star, Shirley Temple, for Halloween. I made the dress from her favorite movie, Curly Top, and hand pleated the overlay.
I did not instruct her to do many of this. I just captured her craziness. Enjoy her many faces.
Can you see why she likes Shirley Temple so much?
Ava wanted to be Aurora for Halloween. So I spent lots of time on this costume. No wait, she wants to be last years costume, Minnie Mouse. No, now Aurora. No, Minnie. This is the story of my life. She changes her mind every day. But, then the Minnie costume suddenly disappeared… Veerry mysterious. Meet my reluctant Aurora.
I made this dress from some different silks. I wish I would have thought it out more because I wasn’t 100% happy about it.
I do love the high collar in the back.
I did a built in petticoat to add some volume.
She’s a slightly melancholy Aurora.
But I’m sure all that will change once the candy starts rolling in.
Maybe I should just let Minnie reappear.
Tags: Aurora, Halloween ccostume, Sleeping Beauty costume
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I was never that into Halloween. But last year I loved the challenge of creating a costume and trying to replicate the original to a T. So this year, despite my best efforts in persuading her to let me make her a Scarlett Ohara costume, Isabel decided to be Alice. This picture was my inspiration:
And here is MY Alice.
I tried to nail it down to the puffy apron sleeve and the simple black headband.
I used a petticoat I had made for a birthday dress a while back.
Someone call Disneyland. Alice has escaped. (But, seriously. How much does this kid look like Alice?!)
And she loves it.
November 1st begins a year long brainwashing as to why Bel should be Scarlett Ohara next year.
I haven’t gotten to take pictures of the other girls yet so those will probably come after HAlloween. But here’s a hint: A hidden princess and a child star….
Ok, so this is nothing genius. You have probably all made this already. But here’s the easiest 10 minute kids skirt.
Get a long piece of fabric, 1.5 times your child’s waist size. I made mine knee length. Sew the ends together.
With elastic thread, shirr the top of the dress. I went around and did it 3 times. Iron it after so it shrinks up.
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