Monday, November 28, 2011

Petticoat Skirt Tutorial

So it's time for family pictures again and I wanted something super cute for my daughter to wear.  I've been looking for a while and still didn't find anything.  I decided I needed to make the skirt I wanted for her and it only took less than an hour and a half.  Here's how.

I used a twin size bedsheet in tan.  Trim the seamed edges off.  I used 3 strips lengthwise.  Cut a little at the end and tear the rest of the way.  So quick and easy.  Each strip was about 4 inches wide.  

I tore another strip about 3 inches wide for the flower.  Fold the 3 inch strip in half and gather.  I love my gathering foot for my sewing machine!

It's not one continuous strip but you could sew it that way if you wanted.

Make a simple A-line skirt to fit your little girl. Seam the sides of the front and back together.

Next I pinned the ruffles in place.
 One goes all the way around the back and makes kind of a V in front.  I added a small piece of ruffle under the V.  Stitch the ruffles down.
 After you have added all the ruffle, I used a cereal bowl to loosely mark a large circle to use as a guide for the flower.

 Here's the flower loosely placed to make sure I had enough ruffle for the space.
 After the flower is sewn down, cut a casing for the waistband.
 Cut a piece of elastic to fit and pin the four corners.
Pin the elastic in place and serge or zig-zag.

 Fold over the casing and stitch down.  And Done!

It's so  stinkin' cute,
I want one too!


  1. You are amazing! This looks great! I want to learn how to make it.

  2. This is Great! I can't wait to try this.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Kelly K


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