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Topic: She wants a skirk--I need help  (Read 1073 times)
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« on: January 17, 2008 08:52:08 PM »

My 4 year old told me she wants a pretty pink skirk (skirt). I have a pink dress that is way too big for me and I kept it to use for fabric, but I have no idea how to go about making a skirt for her. Any help?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008 03:37:26 PM »

The glory of sewing for toddlers & small children is they are pretty much straight up & down, no hips to worry about.

Does she want a specific type of skirt? If not cut a rectangle at least 1 1/2 times her waist measurement & the length you want (my 3 yr old this is 12 inches plus seam allowance) Sew the short ends together, sew a casing in the waist, run elastic, hem & done. Easy huh?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008 01:39:12 PM »

She didn't say a specific kind, just something pretty and pink. The dress I have is one that has three layers to the skirt, so it's kind of flowy which I am sure she would love because she loves to dance and twirl. So I was thinking of using the bottom of one of the layers as the  bottom of her skirt so it would twirl and such.
It's been awhile since I did a casing, so that will take some effort but I think the rest should be pretty easy.
Thanks for the tips, I'm new to the idea of sewing without a store bought pattern it is so much fun!
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008 05:03:27 PM »

No Smiley A casing is just like a hem, but folded over further. They really are not hard.
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008 02:28:26 PM »

I made a quick'n'dirty tutorial for a simple a-line skirt... can be used for children or adults!! I hope it's clear enough, if you have any questions at all just shoot me a PM and I'll be happy to oblige Smiley

EDIT:: I know it's really hard to read, here's a link to the image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/invadernatalie/tutorial.jpg
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