Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Whatever Wednesday: Layered Ruffle Skirt

One day I was garage sale-ing and I found this satin robe for $.50. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, make a cute skirt for my little girl. And so I did just that!

This is how I made it
1) I took the robe and cut it into several different pieces. I cut 4 strips that were 4"x10", they will be for the inside of the skirt (I'm going to call these flat pieces) and then 4 strips (it actually ends up being 6) for the ruffles. Not sure why I didn't take a picture of them all.... sorry.
2) I cut four pieces. The two lace pieces were 5"x14" and the other two were 5" x 20", these two ended up being cut in half to make 6 ruffles altogether. Using elastic thread, I made ruffles.
3) I then took one of the flat pieces and one of the bottom ruffles and sewed them together, fronts facing each other.
4) I then placed another ruffle directly on top of the flat piece and sewed it on.
As you can see, each ruffle has a flat piece underneath connecting the whole skirt together.
5) Next I took another flat piece and sewed it onto the top of the second ruffle.
6) Then I sewed the last ruffle onto of the flat piece. I did this for both sides and then sewed up the sides.
7) I then added some cute elastic.
For the onesie and clip, I singed the edges for several different sized circles and then sewed it onto the shirt. Doesn't my little girl look so cute in it?!
Sorry about this tutorial. I guess when I was making it, I was in a hurry and didn't take as many pictures that I should have. I was just making it up as I went along. I hope that this makes sense, and if it doesn't, I'm sorry!

Check out these sites!


Stephanie said...

I love that you recycled a robe, the skirt turned out really cute. I can't wait to make one.

Colleen said...

oh my goodness! I have to have it! That is adorable! I may have to give this one a try!
Great meeting you the other night. :)

Mandy said...


Ty and Whitty said...

Adorable!!!! you are amazing woman!

CraftyCupcake13 said...

Oh my gosh! You are AMAZING Kaysi I love the matching skirt, shirt and hair bow! I need to try this for my daughter thank you for posting!!!


Jill said...

Awesome upcycle!! I never would have guessed!

Kim @ The Sasse Life said...

This is so cute, now I just need to find an old shirt to make this with for my niece. Thanks for sharing. I would love for you to link up with us at Hope to see you there.


Rachel D @ Just Sew Y'all Know said...

Kaysi, I've decided that your daughter is the best dressed, most adorable little girl in the world! She's lucky to have such a creative mom!

Creations By Cindy said...

So adorable!

Lauren said...

So cute! I've been experimenting with upclycling a onesie dresses and finally just figured out how to make a ruffle (cheap thread didn't help!). Stopping by from a Little Knick Knack.

PitterAndGlink said...

This is so adorable, and so is your model! ;) I'd love for you to link this up to my Pinkerific Party for Breast Cancer Awareness: There's a free printable and a giveaway involved! Have a great weekend!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Oh my word this is adorable! I love this refashion! And what a cutie miss model you have :) Visiting from Flamingo Toes! Id love for you to link this up to my new-ish diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays. We party until Monday :)


SweetRai said...

so cute!!!!!!!!!! Hello Mommy! you really have a great blog! I personally invite you to our new community -Where Moms and Girls can add blogposts, create groups, make new friends that may have similar interest and passion that you have. my username there is prewchatterly ;) hope we can be friends. Godblessyou!

Marie said...

So cute!


Amy said...

So precious! And so is she! :) I'd be so excited if you'd share it at my 'think pink' party!

Preeti said...

Soo Cute!! :) and beautiful skirt for cute little baby..

black cargo pant