If you are coming over from Sewing In No Mans Land, welcome welcome! Happy to have you here. For those who haven’t been by her blog yet today, Kelly is having a 12 Skirts of Christmas Series and asked me to join in on the fun. Such a fun idea!
I am typing this pre-surgery for Ruby (10 days before, to be exact!), so when you see this post I will actually be in the hospital with her the day after her surgery—and hopefully she will be doing excellent. Hopefully we’ll be home soon as a family before Christmas Day! Hoping and praying!! And don’t worry–I am also typing this post at night while the kids are in bed :).
This skirt is a lot of fun and I already explained a little about it over on Sewing In No Mans Land, so you can click over there to read more. But I wanted to share how I made the skirt using Dana’s (MADE) Circle Skirt tutorial.
First follow Dana’s circle skirt formula/tutorial to make your skirt pattern, or another circle skirt pattern of your choice. I actually don’t like to fold my fabric into fourths, so I make a half circle pattern (mine is folded in the picture) to eliminate shifting of the fabric too much while cutting. Bailey is 5, and I made the length 15 inches on the pattern.
Cut the elastic per your measurements using your circle skirt tutorial. Cut two skirt circles—one for the liner and one outer that won’t fray. My mint is cotton and the red dots are ponte de roma knit. I maybe should have used a fabric for the lining that doesn’t wrinkle easily, but it is what it is, now. And trim—I used about 6 feet of this cute little pom pom trim.
Pin around the triangle shape through both layers of fabric.
Sew around the triangle. I chose to place my presser foot lined up with the traced lines, meaning I was sewing about 1/4” away from the triangle I drew. You could just sew right on the lines.
Last step! Just sew the trim around the triangle and you have a fun little peek-a-boo “Christmas Tree” shape on your skirt! Do as many as you would like. I wanted to keep it a little subtle, so I stuck with two on either side of the skirt.
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