I wanted to make Georgia a sweet and simple pink skirt for Valentine's Day. I'm just partial to dresses and skirts always. Big problem though...I don't sew well. I just don't have the patients or attention to detail.
I saw THIS blog post by high school friend Kelli and knew I had to do it!
Basically, you cut off an adult dress/shirt/skirt the length you want, fold over the top, add elastic and your done! I could handle this one...so I made two skirts for ZERO dollars! I already owned all the supplies.
I had three night shirts I no longer wore. The gray one made me look fat, the pink one was too rough of material to sleep in, and the blue one had a broken strap. I have dozens of these night shirt type things and I was about to throw these three away but soon realized that clothes that I don't like anymore can simply be reduced to fabric!
I used this small elastic that I had for headbands for Georgia when she was a itty bitty baby but you could use any. The size of the elastic will change the amount of fabric you have to leave at the top to fold over.
I cut the night shirt by measuring it against a skirt of G's. I didn't pin it. I turned it wrong side out, folded it over, allowing for the elastic, and ironed it.
I then sewed the entire waist of the skirt minus about one inch to insert the elastic. I used a safety pin to feed the elastic. Once it was all around, I sewed both ends of the elastic together and then finished sewing the waistband. Then, I flipped it right side out and VOILA! A toddler skirt!
|Before I finished the seam but after I sewed the elastic|
I ended up making her one pink maxi skirt and one gray mini skirt. I love both of them!
I was really glad I was able to add a pretty pink maxi skirt to her Valentine's Day wardrobe! It even has pockets! Y'all this method of making a toddler skirt is just too east not to try!