Merry almost Christmas! I'm usually taking pictures of other people's beautiful children, but I decided to do a tiny session with my babies today. Also sharing how to make those adorable skirts they are wearing. Check out the pics below.
Those of you with daughters know that you can never have too many skirts. They like to wear them with pants, other skirts, or on their heads! You also know they cost more than sweaters and pants - probably because they take more time to make! Anyway, I decided to make some and have fun with it.
First you need a piece of fabric that is at least double your waist circumference by the length of skirt you want. You will want to add a few inches onto the bottom for you to fit the waist band and the hem. If you want to make the skirt more full, you can triple or even quadruple the fabric.
It absolutely doesn't need to be a pieced together fabric, but aren't these wide stripes fun?
Once you have your fabric ready, fold in half, right sides together, and sew!
For the waist band, I folded it in 1 and a quarter inches in once, then twice, and ironed it down. Sew it up but leave several inches so that you can fit the waist band in.
See that opening? You're going to want it to be generous...
Cut your elastic band to be slightly bigger than your waist size, and put a safety pin on the end of it.
Push through the elastic, and don't lost the other end!
Remember I said cut extra for the waist? Make sure you sew the elastic right side together. You don't want a twisted waist!
You can finish the hem many different ways, but I decided to put a ready made white edge. So easy...
Pretty much everything else they're wearing is from Target - except their boots!