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!