Tuesday, September 1, 2009
A little friend of ours was turning 4 last week. I made her a simple little skirt. Really easy, but adding the extras is the most of the fun. Oh, and matching fabrics - that's fun too. This skirt takes so little fabric. I folded a yard of fabric in half and cut 12 inches down (so 44" wide x 12" long) and then cut a strip for the bottom 5" inches long (so 44" wide x 5" long). I sewed the bottom band on to the main fabric and then sewed the one seam down the length. I turned that seam to the back. I added a casing to the top and added 3/4" elastic (I guessed at the waist using some 4T clothes I have waiting for my daughter). And, like I said, I really like adding the rick rack and the appliques. I wonder when I will tire of applique? I guess since there are so many different ways to go with it, I have many years of it left in me!