Sew Much Fun

9.05.2013

Last week I decided that I wanted to try and make a skirt for Emerson. I haven't really used my machine since last Christmas so I felt like I was a little bit rusty on my sewing skills. I had read that you could make a skirt by using another skirt as a pattern but I really didn't feel confident enough to do that. Instead, I headed to my favorite place, Pinterest, to find a tutorial. 

I knew the basic construction for the skirt so what I was really looking for was the measurements. I knew I wanted the skirt to be full and I really didn't know how much fabric I needed. Then I came across this tutorial for a Fat Quarter toddler skirt. It doesn't get any easier than that! You can make two toddler sized skirts with three fat quarters. I bought my fat quarters at Wal-Mart and Joann's for less than a dollar a piece. That turns out to be a very inexpensive and very cute skirt!

As I shared in an earlier post, this was my first attempt:
And here is the second one. I haven't had a chance to make a matching shirt left, but I just love this fabric.

If you are a novice seamstress, I definitely recommend this project! It's super easy and only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish!

After I felt like I had the toddler sized skirt down, I really wanted to attempt a newborn size. I found this tutorial for baby skirts. Luckily the tutorial also included information for newborn size.  A more detailed tutorial for the newborn skirt can be found here. It was a lot different sewing with such small pieces of fabric, but it wasn't any harder than making the toddler skirt. The end result? So worth it!

I think this gives a better idea of just how tiny it is!

So now my girls officially have their first matching outfits. I just can't wait to see them dressed alike! I'm a little too excited just thinking about it.

And now that I have these skirts figured out, I might be kind of obsessed. They are just so easy and so cute and I love that I can make them to match her appliquéd shirts! Don't be surprised if you see Emerson wearing them several times a week.

Plus I just happened to stock up on some cute fabric yesterday. 
Looks like I have a lot of sewing to do!



Paula Lynch said...

Emerson and Adelyn are going to be adorable in their matching outfits.

Emily Powell said...

I REALLY wished I liked sewing...but I just don't!

Allison said...

Those little girls are going to be so precious in their matching outfits. Those skirts are super cute, maybe someday I'll get the chance to make them. :P

~Dawn~ said...

OhMyGoodness..they are adorable. I love matching my girls, too!

I need to learn how to sew! ;)

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