First Time Mom and Losing It: Super Easy Christmas Skirt Tutorial

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Super Easy Christmas Skirt Tutorial


I love sewing things for my daughter especially during the holidays. As things are getting busier I find less and less time to craft. I decided to set out some time and create something cute but easy. This is what I came up with.

Supplies:
  • 1/2 yard red velvet fabric
  • 3/4" wide elastic
  • White Marabou Feather Boa
  • 1 1/2" Wide Black Satin Ribbon
  • Scrap of Gold Fabric
  • Matching thread
  • Small Piece of Velcro

Directions:
  1. Measure waist and add 8" (or more depending on how full you want the skirt). Measure from waist to length you want the skirt to be and add 2 inches. Use these measurements to create a rectangle that will be the pattern. 
  2. Place pattern on top of fabric and cut out. Match side seams right sides together and sew a 1/2" seam. 
  3. Fold up 1/4" from hem and iron in place. Fold up another 1/2 inch and iron and then pin in place. Sew all around using an edge stitch. 
  4. Fold up 1/4" from waist and iron in place. Fold up another 1 inch and iron and then pin in place. Sew all around using an edge stitch and leaving a 2 inch opening. 
  5. Cut a piece of elastic that is the size of the waist plus 1 inch. Insert elastic into waist casing using a safety pin. Overlap ends of elastic by 1/2" and sew together going down twice and using reinforced stitches. Sew the opening closed in waistband. 
  6. Hand sew feather boa to the hem and cut off excess. 
  7. Cut the black ribbon the size of the waist plus 1 1/2". Fold over 1/4" seam at end of ribbon and sew in place. Repeat for the other end of ribbon. Sew on a piece of Velcro to both ends of ribbon. 
  8. To make the buckle cut two pieces of gold fabric into a rectangle that is 3" x 2 1/2". Cut a rectangle out of the middle of both rectangles that is 2 1/4 "by 1 3/4". 
  9. Place rectangles together wrong sides together and sew around perimeter of rectangle using black thread. 
  10. Pin "buckle" to the middle of the ribbon belt and sew all around the perimeter of the inside rectangle with black thread. 
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11 comments:

  1. I don't have girls, but that has got to be the cutest thing ever!! Maybe I'll make a couple for my nieces!

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  2. Aww first she is adorable!! The skirt came out so cute! My daughter would have loved that when she was younger.

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  3. I don't have girls either but that is one adorable dress!! You did such a good job on it!!

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  4. that is so cute!Thanks for the tutorial - would love to make my daughters one each :)

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  5. Now that is a super cute skirt! And so easy to make!

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  6. What an adorable skirt! My 4 yr old would love this. She'd probably call it her santa skirt, lol.

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  7. Awe!! That is just too cute! I love that little santa skirt on her! She looks adorable!

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  8. At first I thought you meant a tree skirt. Then I saw it and it is even more adorable. My daughter would love this.

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  9. This is so cute! I'd make this for my niece!

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  10. She is too cute in her Christmas skirt. I don't have a little girl but maybe I can make myself one...lol

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