Monday, April 9, 2012

Easiest Skirt Ever - Bubble Skirt Tutorial

      My little lady is going to be having a birthday, and I knew just the thing to whip up for her. See, she has this thing for polka dots, or "pokey dots" as she calls them. If I don't dress her in "pokey dots", she'll change the second I'm not looking until she has them from head to toe. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Have you ever made a bubble skirt? You should, easiest thing ever, and little girls love them!
      Start with two strips of fabric 2 or 3 times the width you actually need, and about twice the length you need. Sew it up the side so it's a big tube.

        Fold the bottom up to the top with the right sides out.

       Sew a gathering stitch across the top and gather up the skirt so it's just a bit larger than you actually need it in the waist. Sew a strip of elastic into a circle for the waist.

       Sew the elastic to the top, stretching it a little as you sew. Step back and smile at your fluffy new skirt.

       Lots of leg room for the littles to run and play to their heart's content!

      And enough "polkey dots" to please even the pickiest of toddlers. Check, check and check! Have a happy week!

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

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  1. You can't beat polka dots! Very cute!!!

  2. Very cute My lil lady is into super hero's found some really cute marvel comic material on sale hoping to do this with it. Thanks for the material.

  3. Will any kind of fabric work for this or do you recommend one fabric in specific?