Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Matching Ruffled Skirts

We took family pictures recently and I really wanted to make somethings for them. So I made my daughter and me matching skirt/dress. I love how they turned out :). I got the idea from here.

This is how I made it:
1) First I wanted the front of my skirt to be 20"x26", so I cut 9 strips of fabrics, 20"x4". Then I cut 9 more for the back.

2) Next I cut the strips for the ruffles. I wanted 6 ruffles, so I cut them 16x4, 20x4, 24x4, 28x4, 32x4 and 36x4.

3) I hemmed and ruffled all 6 of those strips. I used elastic thread for the ruffles.

4) Next I took the 20x4 strips and started to sew them together. I sewed a 3/8" hem.

5) I sewed three strips together.

6) Before I did the fourth strip, I pinned a ruffle onto the front of it. I sandwiched the ruffle in between the 3rd and 4th strip. Then I sewed the ruffle into the front of the skirt.

7) I continued doing that until I finished the front of the skirt.

8) Next I worked on the back, it was much easier! I just sewed all 9 4x20" strips together.

9) I put the two sides together, ruffles in the middle and then sewed the sides. I made sure to match up each seam.

10) I then sewed down the top strip and put some elastic in there. And that's it!

I forgot to take a finished picture of my skirt..... but here's one of my little girl's dress!

Here is my little girl in her dress. She was freezing and didn't want anything to do with the pictures....

And here's both of us in our matching clothes!



ferby said...

Love the photo of little girl! Too cute :)

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...


Thanks for linking it to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays :)


tatjanagrace said...

Cute! I'll have to keep this in mind for my two girls!

sstone said...

So cute! I love the off centeredness of the ruffles.

rebekahdawn said...

Very cute!

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

I love it! I have been thinking of making a ruffle skirt too! Love your blog!

Tez said...

Very, very cute! The unhappy baby face just makes it more cute! You've done a lovely job.

Jen said...

I just love how your skirts turned out, it looks absolutely beautiful on you! And that little girl of yours? What a doll! I would love it if you popped by and linked up this project to my very first link party at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com Hope to see you there! Jen

Anne Maskell said...

Love them! Thank you for the tutorial. I can see one of these in my granddaughter's future!

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

I LOVE this!! Thanks so much for linking up to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays!! You were featured today. http://measuredbytheheart.com/2011/11/fun-feature-fridays-1111.html

Maggie said...

this is way too kewl. Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
have a great crafting weekend!

Marie said...

Super cute skirts!


Jami said...

How cute are the two of you?!? Great job on the dresses! Thanks for sharing your great tutorial at the Tuesday To Do Party!

Sarah said...

So adorable...I love this!

I would love it if you'd participate in my weekend homemaking link-up party! It runs every Friday-Sunday and there's a button at the top of my sidebar you can grab to help you remember!

Have a great week!


Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter said...

how sweet! thanks for linking this up, you're being featured on my blog today!

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

Cute! cute! cute!!

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