September 28, 2011

Simple Projects Week: Layered Skirt!

A week of simple projects wouldn't be complete with a simple skirt. This is probably the simplest one I've ever made, thanks to the jersey knit that doesn't need hemming. (Yay!)

I've made one in little punkin size, but the instructions will work for any size!


It's a great skirt for lounging around in the seasonally transitional days. :o)



Want to make one? Yes, you do. Trust me. ;o) And you can!! 
  • To begin, cut two rectangles (about 1.5-2 x hip measurement) in slightly different lengths and sew the sides together to make 2 tubes. 

  • Put the shorter tube over the longer one and pin the tops flush.

  • Then pin the skirt layers evenly to a piece of 2" elastic waistband(just sew the two ends together with right sides facing).


  • Sew to the waistband(right sides facing), stretching the elastic to match the length of the fabric as you sew.


All done!


My beautiful pout-a-potamus:

Oh, how I love that face!

Tip: If you're intimidated by the elastic stretching part, you can easily attach the skirt by sewing a gathering stitch along the top(through both layers); then pull one thread to gather until the skirt is the same size as the waistband and then sew on.


I hope you enjoy the tutorial! For another simple skirt, check out my "20 minute skirt" tutorial, here!

Happy Wednesday! I'm feeling even more chipper than usual right now. I just love you guys, did you know that? I love talking to you like we're old friends. Thanks for all your comments! 
See you tomorrow!
Love,
Disney

46 comments:

  1. Love this! I am going to have to make one. And these simple projects are so great!

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  2. Disney, your girl has grown so much...
    Lovely skirt :)

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  3. Great tutorial! I have some knit fabric that I've been wondering what to do with...now I have an idea :)

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  4. This is too cute! Question... where do you find your elastic? I've been to my local crating stores and I always leave empty handed. :(

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  5. ooh, this is super cute. I would make one for me and make the waistband out of knit so it can transition to a maternity skirt. Thanks for the idea!

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  6. So beautiful, Disney!

    and your pictures are so magical! I love them!

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  7. What a lovely easy skirt...and darling daughter!

    freshlycompleted.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to be trying my first skirt this weekend! Where do you take your pictures? They are gorgeous :)

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  9. Caaaaa-ute!!! So so so cute! I love this Simple Projects series!! My daughter and I are going to make up a bunch of the bow clips for her friends for Chritmas! And I'll definitely be making a couple of these sweet skirts! Thanks for all the time you put into your blog! It's so nice to come here and feel like I'm in my best friend's living room:) Have a fantastic day!

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  10. I am lovin' these simple crafts. It makes me want to run out and make them all right now. You are so good at crafting AND taking amazing photos. I have to say your daughter is just too adorable in that hat. Thanks for all the awesome tutorials!

    -Crystal of Fancy Matter

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  11. Awww...we love you too Disney ^_^
    This was so easy!! And cute too!

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  12. Ooh, I really need to try this for me! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  13. Dear Disney,
    I think your blog is absolutely wonderful and I LOVE all your incredible ideas and talent. I was wondering how you find the time to do all this fun stuff like blogging, crafting, sewing, cooking, and shopping along with the not so fun stuff like dishes, laundry and house cleaning. I just feel so overwhelmed and then I lose all my desire to even start a project! Just wondering if you can give me some tips! Have a great day.

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  14. Oh I loooove the pout-a-potamus picture!! And the last one too.

    Anyway, very cute skirt! I like the colour you chose and I might as well try it soon...

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  15. Nothing can easier than this! Love it! Love the orange elastic too. Wish I could find other colors beside black and white.

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  16. OMGoodness! This little photo shoot is divine! lol Such a cute subject of course, and very cute skirt! ;)

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  17. Fantastic photo shoot! And beautiful skirt! Thanks for the quick tute....I'm def. gonna try this for my wee one. Where did you get the orange elastic or did you dye it??

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  18. the pictures of your little girl are stunning!

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  19. Thanks for the super simple skirt! Love that bright color.

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  20. She's the best-dressed little girl in the whole world! Too adorable. I have pretty terrible sewing skills but I'm definitely going to give this one a try :D

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  21. I can't wait to try this. :) LOVE these pictures!!

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  22. what a cute little skirt i cant wait to try and make one, i love the pictures, you have a little super model in the making xxx

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  23. Love the pictures and that cute skirt! But where did you get those adorable shoes?

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  24. your photographs always wonderful, so wistful. Thank you for all the inspiration yours is a fave blog of mine.

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  25. This is great! I'm loving these tutorials!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  26. where did you find such cute orange elastic?

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  27. I really like that skirt. I would love one myself. I agree- where do you find the elastic- I can't even find black or white, much less the lovely colored stuff. I have looked on line- maybe I don't know the right words to search with.

    Linda C

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  28. The photos on the rock with the hat and skirt are ADORABLE!!! =)

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  29. Cute, as always...that photo with the glasses and hat is so quirky and precious! Frame it! :)

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  30. such a fantastic skirts! loving everything form this week. I made bows last night and loved them!

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  31. The elastic came from Rufflefabric.com, they have all kinds of colors and even polka dotted elastic!
    Anon: Paige's shoes came from Walmart last year-the little boy's section no less! :O)

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  32. That kid is impossibly cute! Oh, the skirt is cute, too. :)

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  33. wow, lovely.. I want one in my adult size! maybe I'll try and sew for the first time..

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  34. I want to make a matching one for me and my daughter!

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  35. That's awesome. I'm going to make one for my finicky 12 year old. Too cute.

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  36. The skirt is cute, but your little girl is absolutely adorable!

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  37. How cute!! I love things like this that are easy to whip up and require no hemming! Thanks for sharing. I definitely need to add this to my ever growing list of things to do!

    Cass
    http://casscansew.blogspot.com

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  38. That last picture couldn't be any more cute if you tried!! I just love everything about it.

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  39. ahhh! that is so cute! definitely gonna try that one! thanks disney!

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  40. Disney, did you dye the elastic?

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  41. Cute skirt and thanks for sharing:) However, you HAVE to stretch the elastic as you sew. If you sew it to the skirt without stretching as you sew, you will not be able to stretch the elastic waistband to put it on as the fabric will prevent the elastic from stretching.

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  42. Leigh Ann (sorry I missed your question!): I bought the orange elastic from rufflefabric.com

    arizona grandma: yes, you are exactly right. Step four in this tutorial mentions that. :o)

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  43. Oh, how I love this fast project. I have some knits in my growing stash...won't tell you how much is there, and how fast it's growing. I LOVE this and I'm going to start mass producing them for all the old and young girls I know. The only requirement is that they have to be able to pout as well as your adorable girl!!

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  44. Thank you for this perfect idea! Just made one for my little girl and she loves it!
    Greetings from Germany!

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  45. I love your simple ideas, I am teaching my 9 year old great granddaughter HOW to sew and your patterns and ideas are perfect for her to learn with.
    thank you for all your hard work you put into these projects!!

    GREAT GRANNY BETTER KNOWN AS "MAW"

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