Want to make a quick and easy skirt for your little girl or you?
This skirt seriously took me no more than 10 minutes to make. I'll show you how I did mine.
I found a window valance at a yard sale and bought it for only .25 cents. Get out! I was so excited. I had no idea where I was going to hang it but I loved the red stitch detail so had to have it.
I decided that hanging it in a random room with not another matching valance wasn't something I wanted to do so it has been sitting here for a few months.
The other day I finally decided what I wanted to do with it. I figured it would make the perfect skirt for Reagan and it would be so easy to make because I wouldn't have to even make a waistband for the elastic. I just used the opening for the curtain rod.
So first I cut my elastic the length I needed for my daughter's waist.
Then with a safety pin I pulled the elastic through the curtain rod opening until just a tiny bit was hanging out.
I pinned the elastic in place.
And sewed that opening shut.
Here is the first side I did sewn shut.
Now continue pulling the elastic through the curtain rod opening until you have it just poking out the other side and pin in place.
Sew this side shut now.
With right sides together pin the open end of the skirt and sew.
If you have a serger serge your seam, if not just do a zig zag stitch.
Now you are all done! Flip the skirt right side out and throw it on your little one!
The valance was long enough that I could have made this skirt for me but it would have been a mini skirt and I'm not sure the world wants to see me in a mini. :)
It's a pretty full skirt so it is good for twirling and dancing!
I am planning on doing some thrift shopping this week to try to find some more cute valances and maybe I'll make myself one just to see what it would look like as an adult version.
I just love the stitched detail.
I need to head out now to find a matching red tank top to match...the white just isn't the same shade and is driving me crazy.
I hope you guys like the tutorial and if you make one please email me a picture. I would love to see them.