Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Grey Ruffle Skirt

This past weekend I went down to Thanksgiving Point to see all the bloggers at the SNAP conference.  Since this might be the only time I saw them, I wanted to look cute.  So I decided to make myself a grey skirt to wear there.  The funny thing is...... I didn't wear it.  I got there and saw that everyone was in jeans I felt like I would be a little dressy.  Plus, it was the time of the month and I hate wearing dresses/skirts when it's the time.  So I wore capris instead of the skirt.  But I still plan on wearing this outfit to church or some other outing some time :)

This is how I made it:
I cut three pieces of fabric (I used a knit that is a little shiny).  I measured my hips, added 4 inches and then divided by 2. Then I measured how long I wanted it to be. So I cut the pieces 20"x24".  
I took one of the pieces and cut it like this.  
I sewed all three of the pieces together, having the cut piece in the front. 
I then cut 4 strips for fabric for the ruffles. They are 4" wide.Photobucket
Using a straight stitch, I sewed the top of the strip and then pulled the bobbin thread to gather it. 
I pinned and sewed the ruffle to the front piece.  
Then I sewed the ruffle all around the bottom on the skirt.  
Once the ruffles were on, I added some elastic to the top (sorry forgot that picture).  
And that's it.  Super easy!! 

I had to show off my flats, I got these at DI for $2, I was super excited about them :)
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Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

I love the skirt, and it sounds so easy to make! Thanks for showing us how.

I saw your QBM picture and wondered why you didn't end up wearing the skirt. I probably would have worn jeans too!

Have a great week-

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lookin' good! Cute skirt! Love the shoes too!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

How cute, Kaysi! I'm sorry you didn't get to wear it!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

I can't believe I missed seeing you!

Melissa at Artful Slice of Home said...

Very Cute! I made your reversible skirt and now my 6 year old wants me to make her one.

Ty and Whitty said...

I am loving this shirt!!!! great job there is nothing you cant do girl!