Ready to kick off All you need is Love week?
What better way than with a skirt. Well, in my mind there is no better way.
I love the simplicity of this skirt-and the fact that the hearts look like they’re floating across the skirt. (right?….right?) I imagine them as little love kisses being blown to a friend or loved one.
Or sister, like this little one usually aims them at.
Want to make one for your own little Valentine?
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a colored adult tee shirt (I used a size small for my
scrawny small 2.5 year old)
small piece of white or contrasting knit fabric
tailor’s chalk, or fabric pen or pencil
3/4″ elastic (cut to your child’s waist measurement)
So, why the shirt? Two reasons: one, it cost me $2. (at my local Michaels, on sale) Two, it’s already hemmed.
Aren’t those reasons enough?
So you’ll need to measure your child to see how long you want the skirt to be. Add an inch to that to account for the casing on top.
Next I drew on hearts willy nilly with my white fabric pencil. As you can see, they didn’t show up well, so I sketched it out for you below with pen and paper.
Basically that’s what it looked like. Except for that special, wobbly heart on the bottom.
Then I took my piece of white knit fabric and pinned it to the wrong side of the shirt like so..
Then, I sewed twice around each heart where I outlined. This was the most painstaking part, and it took me about 20-30 minutes, so it’s way doable!
this it what it should look like when you’re done with this step.
Then, CAREfully cut around each heart on the wrong side, it doesn’t have to be perfect since this is the inside of your skirt.
Now, on the front, CAREfully cut away the red material inside your stitches like so, to reveal the white!
Congrats, you just reverse appliqued! sweet.
Now for the casing; fold over the top (on the wrong side) about 1 inch, and pin. Sew around the casing, leaving an inch and a half or so open.
Using a safety pin, thread your elastic through the casing, and sew the ends together. This is a good time to check the fit before you sew the opening closed.
then, all done!
To complete Sadie’s outfit, I used my braided tee tutorial to coordinate the whole ensemble to a tee! (har har)
I doubled it in the front.
Then I quickly tied a scrap in a bow, and glued it to a clippy. Done and DONE!
My little Valentine is stylin’!
Tune in tomorrow, because Care will take over the reins, and will be doing a lovey dovey tutorial on her blog! yay! can’t wait!
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