Here’s a peek at the finished product! Look at how proud she is of her own handiwork!
- 1-12″ x Width of fabric (here, Kathryn picked this fun flip flop material)
- 1-6″ x Width of fabric (bright green)
- 1-2″ x Width of fabric (bright green) or a coordinating bias tape
- Scraps of fabric for the iron on applique on T-Shirt
- Elastic (measure around the waist and cut to fit)
- 1 T-Shirt in a coordinating color
- Heat n Bond or other Iron on adhesive
The skirt is made with the 3 pieces of fabric, all width of fabric that we’ll trim up at the end.
The first step is to make the bias tape with the 2″ strip (or use prepared bias tape) surround the bottom edge of the 12″ strip, and sew along the open edge. You can either use a coordinating thread, or here we used black thread as an accent. (That’s Kathryn sewing carefully along the edge).
Next we’re going to make the enclosed pillowcase band. Lay the 6″ strip right side up, then lay the 12″ strip on top (also right side up) lining up the raw edge.
When I was testing the pattern, I held the layers together and just adjusted and kept the edges lined up. When the girls were sewing, I went ahead and pinned them so that they wouldn’t have to adjust.
Insert the elastic into the band being sure not to twist it.
Here they are together! The only thing I helped them to sew was to add a stitch across the elastic on the band to hold it in place. Stretching the elastic and sewing at the same time was tricky for them, and it wasn’t a necessary step, the skirt is adorable without it. I thought it would wash a little better with that added seam.
And the model with her fabulous outfit that took us about an hour total (with me watching both girls and doing the pinning when we needed it).