Simple Confetti Skirt with Ribbon Trim and Double Elastics.

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Princesses of any age love a good skirt. They love to put one on any time of the day, twirl in it, play in it and if possible sleep in it too. Girls treasure their favorite skirts, especially handmade ones, made just for them. Good news for you, skirts are easy to make! My tutorial is going to make it even easier.

This simple skirt doesn’t take too much material, yet it still gives room for movements for your active girls to run around in. Depending on the fabric design your choose, the skirt can be casual or fancy. If you want a more flowy effect, you can choose one of our cotton lawn fabrics. In this tutorial, I have selected Michael Miller’s Confetti Border Pearlized in Glitz.

Materials needed
● Confetti Border Pearlized in Glitz from Glitz by Michael Miller
● 1 cm wide elastics
● 1 cm wide grosgrain ribbon in matching colour
● Matching colour thread.

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Steps

  1. Measure the user’s waist and decide on the skirt length
  2. The fabric size you need: 2 x waist + 1” by length +2”. For example, my daughter’s waist is 21” and I wanted the skirt to be 16” long. I cut my fabric 2×21”+1” by 16”+2” or 43”x18”.
  3. Press the fabric
  4. Fold ¼” from the bottom and press, and then fold another ¼” and press again to create hem crease.

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  1. Zig zag stitch ribbon along the bottom about 1 inch from hem
  2. Unfold the hem
  3. Put the ends right sides together. The ribbon ends should meet

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  1. Use serger or zig zag stitch on the ends to prevent fraying

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  1. Re-fold the hem. Straight stitch the hem all the way around

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  1. Use serger or zig zag stitch on the top part to prevent fraying

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  1. Fold 1½” from the top and press all the way around

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  1. Straight stitch ⅝” from the top almost all the way around, leaving about 2” opening to create a tube. Straight stitch again ⅝” from the previous stitches leaving 2” opening to create another tube. Make sure that the openings are on the same area.

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  1. Straight stitch ⅝” from the top almost all the way around, leaving about 2” opening to create a tube. Straight stitch again ⅝” from the previous stitches leaving 2” opening to create another tube. Make sure that the openings are on the same area.
  2. Using a safety pin, insert one of the elastics into the first tube.

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  1. Connect the elastic ends with zig zag stitches, ensuring that it is not twisted.
  2. Close the first opening with straight stitches

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  1. Insert the second elastic into the second tube as before
  2. Close the second opening with straight stitches
  3. Done!

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Here’s another simple skirt we made from the bottom part of the same fabric!

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As you can see, different fabric design gives a different impression on the same skirt pattern. The one on the right has an edgy, luxurious look while the ribbon trimmed one has a sweeter impression.

Whichever fabric you choose, I hope you enjoy making this simple skirt for your little loved ones.