Monday, May 23, 2011

Little Girls Ruffle Skirt Tutorial

I recently made this skirt for my little sister and I thought I'd share how to make it with you all. It was so simple and easy and took only about 20 minutes from start to finish! : )


I took the hip measurement 20" and divided it by two to get 10 and added 2" making 12" for ease of sewing and wearing.

I wanted the finished skirt to be close to 20" long, so I did the skirt body 16 1/2" with a 5" wide ruffle. That also gave plenty of fabric for casing in the waist for elastic and for the hem.
The skirt body was 12"x16 1/2".

For the ruffle I did 1.5 x 12" = 18 - 5"x18"

You will need to cut 2 of each the skirt body pieces and the skirt ruffles.

Baste a loose gathering stitch on the tops of the skirt ruffles and then sew them right sides together onto the skirt bodies. Finish seams.

Note: I pressed the hem before sewing the ruffles to the skirt bodies so it would be easier to hem after wards.

Sew & finish (serge, zigzag etc.) both side seams.

Make the casing for the elastic (depending on what width elastic you use you will need to make your casing to fit. For 1" elastic fold over 1/4" and then 1 1/8".)

Leave a small opening to feed the elastic through.

I like to top-stitch the casing as it helps keep the elastic from rolling.

Insert elastic and you're done!

Hope you can do it from this and if you have any questions feel free to ask! This is my first tutorial, so any tips will be gladly excepted! : )

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BabyLegs Giveaway Winner and Flowers!!

The Winner for the BabyLegs Giveaway is comment 175 - Alicia C. (confirmed!)

Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway! I wish everyone could win! : )

I have been enjoying the warmer weather and have spent quite a bit of time taking pictures of the flowers blooming around our house. I thought I'd share them with you. I know the what the iris is and the pansy but help with the first would be fun! : )

:: Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; ::

:: Talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! ::

::Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore! ::

:: Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth ::

Blessings on you week!
♥ Tabitha

:: Psalm 105:1-5
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