Doesn’t it twirl beautifully? I added a ruched tie embellishment on each side for a little something extra. I didn’t do a full tutorial for this project, but I can show you a few of the details if you would like to make a similar skirt.
First I cut two circle skirts, the second skirt being 2 inches longer than the first.
I wanted the skirt to have a dropped waist so there wouldn’t be any extra bulkiness under her t-shirts. So instead of an 2 inch wide elastic or a typical yoga style waistband, I cut the upper skirt into an a line shape. (Like the skirt I made here.) I just folded the top of the skirt over and made a regular casing and used 3/4 inch elastic.
I used a piece of double fold bias tape to create the side drawstring detail. I unfolded the first fold of the bias tape, lined it up with the side seam of the wrong side of the top circle skirt, sewed each side edge of the bias tape down and another a stitch down the middle to make two casings. I then threaded a tie through each casing and basted them in place.
Next, I stacked the two circle skirts together, right sides facing up and attached them to the skirt like you would attach a ruffle.
That’s pretty much all there is to the skirt!
My little miss is actually out of town at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, so I had to use another child to model this skirt. (That’s why I didn’t show any faces…)
I love how the skirt twirls. I also love pink and orange together! What are your favorite color combos?
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.