Miss Georgia LOVES skirts.
Now trust me when I say that this girl has a lot of skirts. She does wear all of them (well, not all at the same time!).
I made her this simple but stylish, high waisted skirt.
When I came across this beautiful fabric from Wrapped in Fabric
I knew that it would be perfect for a skirt.
It is a light, soft cotton that is perfect for the Australian summer.
This skirt is really simple & easy & can be made even with the most basic of sewing experience.
If you have an elastic waisted skirt that fits the person you are making this skirt for, then you have a pattern already.
Take the skirt that you already have & place it on top of a folded piece of material.
I had made this “Paris” skirt for Georgia quite a while back & it still fits so it was perfect to use for the pattern.
Cut 2 rectangles (if your material is folded then you can make the 2 rectangles in one go), make the long edge the same width as the bottom of the skirt & the length is the same as the original skirt plus 3 inches.
Georgia is a size 10 girls (Australian sizes) & I made this 46cm x 54cm.
Pin & sew up the 2 sides of the fabric.
Overlock or zig zag along the sewn seams & along the top.
Instead of just hemming this skirt, I thought it would look cute with some broderie anglaise that I had left over form another project.
Pin it to the bottom of the skirt & sew it.
Press the seam towards the top of the skirt with a medium temperature iron.
Sew the seam flat.
To make the waist…
fold the top of the skirt down 5 & 1/2 cm & iron flat. That forms the elastic casing.
Sew 2 lines of stitching, the first one is 2cm from the top, sew all the way around the skirt.
Sew the next line 1 inch (2.5cm) from the first line. Make sure to leave an opening at the back of the skirt, about 1 inch wide so that you can feed the elastic into the casing & attach a tag so you know where the back of the skirt is.
Feed the elastic through the casing & sew the ends of the elastic together securely.
I like to place a piece of ribbon in the back of the skirt & sew it in when closing the elastic casing. It can then act as a tag for kids to be able to easily see which way is the back & front when getting dressed.
Sew a line of stitching in the middle of the elastic to keep it sitting flat when being washed & worn.
You then have something that should look a little like this.
I added a little pleated ruffle to the front of a singlet.
In total, I used 1/2m of fabric for the skirt & ruffle.
I am thinking that there may be a few of these in all different colours under the Christmas tree for Georgia this year!
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