On one of my recent trips to Fabricland I told Sophia she could pick any fabric that she liked. She came across this Valentines hearts print and fell in love. Today, after a week of non crafting I told her to pick what she wanted me to make. A shirt, a skirt, Pants, a Dress. A skirt it was. I dug through my bag of sewing stuff and realized I didn't have any elastic. I did however have some brown ribbon, Left over from my Hanging wreath for Foster's room. A tie it is. Depending on how this works out I may go buy some elastic and just replace the ribbon.
I compared the fabric to Sophia's length, and decided I wanted the skirt to hit just below her knee, appropriate for winter with tights, and by summer she'll be a few inches taller and it will be a cute summery skirt. I measured how long I wanted it to be, and added 2 1/2" for seams.
|Don't mind the Jammies|
|Because I was doing the ribbon I needed the ends to be finished So starting with the wide part of the fabric I rolled the seam 1/4" and sewed|
|Here I have both ends done to show you what I mean|
|Now it's time to make the casing for the ribbon. I turned in the salvage edge approx 1/4" than left a 2" pocket for the Ribbon to slip through.|
|Ribbon casing is done.|
|Now I'm hemming the bottom, 1/4" seam|
|Now bring the edges together and sew up the side, remembering not to close the casing where the ribbon will go.|
|Add the ribbon and try it on your cranky model.|
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