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« on: April 06, 2006 10:24:50 AM »

I had some pajama bottoms that didn't fit me quite right, but I wanted to do something with, so I made my daughter a skirt!  This is my first time posting a topic, so be gentle!!


my daughter is modeling the skirt--front shot


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action shot of the things in the back:


I thought that I would show it off...I like how the original crotch of the pj bottoms flares out in the back...it has great movement to it!
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2006 04:19:16 PM »

so doesn't anybody at least think my model is cute??  Like her socks?? LOL
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2006 07:36:13 PM »

She is a total cutie. I always was a fan of the "swirly skirts" when I was little.
Question: what did you use to finish the bottom of the skirt? It's fab!
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2006 08:05:04 PM »

she is adorable!  and i'd love to know how you did the bottom part too.  my daughter would love something like that!
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2006 07:59:31 AM »

hey, these are really cute!  i like how the front turned into a pleat.  and your daughter is ADORABLE.  she seems really happy with her new skirt.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2006 09:06:35 AM »

I used my serger--but if you were really careful you could use your sewing machine or sew a ruffle onto the hem--or lace.  I used size 14 pajama bottoms and my daughter is about a size six girls...
funny you should mention the pleat...I accidently made it too big so I pinched it in the front and tapered it...much like the zipper part in jeans...like a twinkie shape.

you know it really depends on what kind of fabric of pants you start with...you could use  bias tape as well to hem the raw edge. 

I see all these types of clothes on here that if you're skinny you can do...and this is my way of crafting these kind of clothes...and have a great model to boot!!

This honestly took at the most 45 mins...


the bottom is actually the crotch of the pajamas poking out...I laid the bottoms out  flat and then cut them like you would cut shorts---except I cut into the waistband...I would say I cut about two inches past the middle seam on the bottoms, cut the small part of the crotch apart, then sewed up the side...
serged the bottom of it(you could also just do a small rolled hem) then had my girl try it on--pinned the pleat in the front, sewed that mamajama down and it's ready for wear.  You just want to make sure that the crotch-->waist measurement is long enough for a skirt...

Thanks for your compliments...my daughter is always ready to pose!
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2006 09:11:33 AM »

Awww, your little girl is so sweet. And a great model! Is that a satiny fabric? I love the shine it has, it's so girly and cute!
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2006 09:39:59 AM »

Yes...the fabric is a kind of satiny fabric...I think it's acetate and nylon...but don't quote me on that--I saw the material in one of my get rid of it bags and thought that it's too cute just to throw away-so I made something out of it...
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2006 02:04:22 PM »

Ooh your kids adorable!
& the skirt is great =)
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2006 07:36:33 AM »

Thanks for the compliments...she is always happy to have her picture taken!
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