Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ruffle Skirt {tutorial}

With Valentine's right around the corner, I knew I wanted to make something festive for my girls to wear.  I'm not sure how long they will want to wear 'holiday attire', so I have to take full advantage of it now. :)
While I was at a fabric shop over Christmas, I came across this lovely ruffled fabric.  And I had a 50% off (score!).  I asked the woman who was cutting the fabric for a few tips.  I couldn't believe how simple it sounded to make a skirt for my little girls out of this fabric.  
Here it goes..

 **For my 6 year old I cut my fabric & elastic to 23 1/2 inches.  No need to add more beyond the 1/2 seam allowance, since it is a stretchy fabric.  

When cutting ruffled fabric, I found it is best to cut by hand, since you want to make sure to not cut through a ruffle. 

It really is that easy.  
Only three places to sew, & you have a finished skirt!  Ruffle Fabric can be kind of expensive (mine was $19.99/yard), so I would suggest using a coupon or watching for a sale.  I was able to get 2 skirts (for a 4 & 6 year old) out of one yard, with left over fabric. 

So happy this was a simple sewing project.  It seems those are the only kind I can get to these days, between carpooling three little ones around. :)  
I will definitely use more ruffled fabric in the future! 
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