When I saw this fabric I knew it was perfect. Dogs wearing rain boots. There was just something about that just seemed to scream out "Ellie!" And she LOVES it. Do you want to make your own simple ruffle skirt?
I made my skirt essentially a size 2T around the waist. The skirt is long though, reaching about calf lenth on Ellie. I made it long on purpose. Since my older daughter is so thin it actually fits her and reaches about knee length on her. So by making it long I basically made a skirt that they could both wear. You could easily make it shorter though by simply making the pieces shorter.
Would you like to make your own?
Here's what you'll need:
The 12.5 inches long piece will be the top (waistband) part of the skirt. The 21.5 inch long piece will be the ruffle.
Ok, let's get started.
First sew both of the rectangles together to make two long rectangles. (I use a 5/8 inch seam allowance all of the time unless I state differently).
Then sew up the hem of the longest piece (the one made of the two 21.5 inch rectangles).
(You might notice that I actually lined the top rectangle (which is why it looks white on the top). This isn't necessary, but can be a nice touch if your fabric is very thin.
And you're finished! I made the whole skirt in less than an hour. I love easy, rewarding projects like this. Please let me know if you have any questions or if something isn't clear.
If you'd like this pattern in PDF form, you can download it here for free. I'm beginning to put some of my tutorials on Craftsy for more exposure.