You may remember Olga from Skirt Week— she and her blogging pal Oksana won twice! So we’re thrilled to have her here to share a skirt tutorial, and if you’re a gathers-hater (not so much the look of them, but the part where they can be a total pain to create and then even more painful should the gathering threads snap and destroy your effort) then you’ll especially enjoy this. Thank you for sharing with us, Olga!
I am so excited to be here today! My name is Olga and I am part of the blogging duo at Kid Approved. I mostly sew for my four children. Today, I will share one of my favorite projects to make – a bubble skirt with no gathers involved. I am not against making gathers per se, but I prefer this method because it takes about 20 minutes to make and it is easy. Also, the child can do cartwheels in it without the fear of breaking gathers. :)
I had a piece of fabric left from the dress I made for my daughter last year. When she saw her new skirt she was horrified, thinking I cut up her dress. :)
You will need:
- any woven fabric (You will cut a rectangle or two, depending on the size you are making. The shorter side will be the length of the finished skirt plus 3-4 inches; the long side – your child’s waist measurement multiplied by two)
- fabric for lining, the same width as your main fabric but about 4 inches shorter
- skinny elastic to gather the bottom of the skirt; about a yard (Use less for smaller sizes.)
- elastic for the waistband (Use your child’s measurements to determine how much you need.)
- usual sewing supplies
|Enough with the pictures! Well, at least the skirt is cute…|
So cute and quick, yes? Find more of Olga’s tutorials and design inspiration posts at Kid Approved.