March 7, 2012

Skirts for Little Girls

This was a fun project. :) The owl print fabric is from JoAnn's and is a nice lightweight twill weave. I didn't use a pattern, just the little girl's measurements, and accented it with a pretty pink ribbon at the waist.

The skirt is box pleated to a wide waistband in front; the back features three rows of elastic. I used this tutorial to achieve that half-elastic waistband style. It was my first time attempting it and it went pretty well, considering. It seems a lot more confusing than it really is. ;)

The other skirt is a pretty cotton paisley print, also from JoAnn's.  This was made up in the simplest of styles (good for beginner lessons!), with an elastic waistband. Very quick, it took only an hour. :) The multicolored prints hide stains and expand the wardrobe to go with a variety of blouses, and the skirts can be worn with or without the flannel slip, prolonging the outfit's use.

Matching doll-sized versions...

 And of course, one must do something with all that scrap fabric...

...and girl-and-doll purses!

1 comment:

  1. These are just too adorable Ginny!!! I love the owls print especially! :) One little girl is going to be tickled pink with these cute outifts. Great job!

    In Christ,