Sunday, April 11, 2010
little girly skirt
My sister requested that I make a gift for her friend's daughter who will turn 2 this month. Since I don't have any girls of my own, I have to recruit other people's kids to satisfy my urge to make things super girly.
I love this fabric! I found both at Hobby Lobby which (a little surprisingly) has some really fun and modern feminine fabric. And after seeing these two together, I'm considering making a return trip for something for me.
I used this tutorial as inspiration for the skirt. There are some great tutorials out there, but this one is my favorite. I skipped the pockets because I was short on time, but they would have looked uber delightful.
This skirt was extremely simple. I even used a fancy french seam on the inside because I don't have a serger; it hides the raw threads so they won't fray. But the elastic casing gave me all kinds of problems (again) so I think I will have to find a better way to add elastic; I probably just have to make the casing wider. After all the fuss, it turned out pretty great.
To accessorize, I included a matching headband. I had to use my 18-month-old's head as a test (and I used him as a model for the skirt . . . I think he liked it). For this headband, I just made a casing (wider than the elastic this time) and let the elastic flow freely through the band. This way, the headband can fit any head smaller than the elastic can stretch.
I hope this little girl has a very happy second birthday.
My cooperative model . . .