simple skirt for small girls


Reckon you can't sew?

Got a sewing machine?

This is truly the simplest thing ever, I think it took about twenty minutes. Really! I used a piece of A4 paper and cut five pieces of fabric to it. I sewed them in a line then joined them together, turned over the top to make a casing and threaded elastic through it. Hemmed it. Rick-Racked it. (Who said 'to rick rack' isn't a verb?)




This one I went to the extra trouble (er, not much) of gathering it and sewing it to a waistband. I only just learnt to gather on that last dress so wanted to practice.

I prefer this one, but the girl they were for, my beautiful niece Stella, just loves the first one. Which is what it's all about. The love. The sweet little knees. I can't believe she's two already.




The gorgeous birthday girl!



I have a very long sewing to-do list starting with gifts for two Germany-dwelling nieces with birthdays coming up, and Christmas!

Better get outta here and get on with it!


7 Comments on “simple skirt for small girls

Hear Mum Roar
October 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm

These turned out just beautiful:)

October 28, 2010 at 5:06 pm

God, they’re gorgeous. My sewing machine’s come back from a friend “jammed.” I’m scared to get it out of the box- she’s a much better sewer (yeah) than me, and I don’t want to face that it might be dead.

Plus, busy. Plus, lazy! Love those skirts, though!

October 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Thanks! Hey I love the new-look blog! Great design – you’re very clever.

October 28, 2010 at 8:38 pm

oh no, a jammed machine – have you got a fixit place near you?

October 29, 2010 at 11:41 am

Sweet! I also love the little dress you made for Matilda! Was it really that easy? Might have to investigate this pattern!

Heart Felt
October 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm

These are so beautiful…love the fabrics. x

Georgie Youl
November 6, 2010 at 9:17 am

fee you need these buttons, seriously these are made for you and your fabulous skirts…
Oskar was going to be matilda if he was a girl, I hadnt realised Tilly was teh short version, thats just the cutest little nickname ever, bless.


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