I made a little skirt. I’d been threatening to make something for my friend’s little girl (hi, Kate!) for ages and I finally got round to doing it last week 😀
It was sooooo easy – just rectangles sewn together in the right way and gathered back in with a bit of elastic. 🙂 I lined mine because the fabric I used is a tiny bit see through, but you’d only need one layer if you have a thick enough fabric. It was basically two rectangles sewn down the side seams with the top folded over to make a channel for the elastic and the bottom hemmed. Simple as that! No pattern or anything – just a waist measurement, a length measurement and a bit of mathematics. The skirt looks a little less flared than it actually is in these photos because I only have adult-sized coat hangers. I had the stretch the elastic out to make the skirt fit on the hanger – it’s quite a bit more gathered at the waist in real life. I used a decorative stitch on the bottom hem too, which I think looks quite cute.
It was a very quick project that has used up some fabric remnants I had left from other projects. I got the Michael Miller Marionettes cotton (from Plush Addict) to make Colette’s Macaron dress – it’s 99% complete, but I realised I’d managed to insert a faulty zip, which now needs swapping when I pluck up the courage. The lining is a the cotton I used for my tutu. I have some fabric left from my Quilting Bee dress, so I might make another little skirt.