I've had yards of this red and pink plaid material for years. I think I bought it when I was pregnant with my first girl. I've used it for various projects over the years like these the Halloween Costumes HERE. I thought I would finally use it all up on matching outfits for these three ladies. I know I'm lame but I love matching outfits.
I love the yo-yo button shirts. They remind me of wrapped chocolates in paper cups.
I love how quick and easy the skirt was to make. A good project for a wanna-be sewer like me.
Skirt How To:
These are the measurements I used for my middle girl. She's 2 1/2. You can make the pieces shorter or longer for your size.
First I cut three strips of fabric.
1. 10 in x 44 in. (or 12 x 22 if folded in half)
2. 4 in x 10 in.
3. 4 in x 13 in
(Basically the width of the skirt need to be twice the length of the waistband to have a full gather.)
Next I cut a piece of elastic to 10 in long. (she is just under 20 in around)
I sewed the elastic to the 4 x 13 strip of fabric. I did this by first sewing the sides together.
Then I serged across the top. I'm pretty sure you could use a zig zag
Next I sewed the right sides of the two 4 in strips together.
I folded over the waistband an inch and pinned it (the elastic was hidden inside). Pulling on the elastic , I sewed a 1 in. hem around the top of the waistband.
Now that the waistband is complete the skirt is easy. I sewed the two ends of the 10 x 44 piece together. Hemmed one side and gathered the other. I gathered mine using my serger, but there are lots of great tutorials out there of how to do it with a sewing machine.
I pinned the right sides of the gathered top of the skirt and the bottom of the waistband together. I sewed a 1/4 in. seam around and finished it off with my serger (a zig-zag stitch can works fine too).
I made the shirts by sewing yo-yo's and buttons to clearance t-shirts. HERE is a great tutorial for yo-yo's.
This little one slobbers and spits too much. So, she got a yo-yo on her head instead of her shirt.
Let me know what I left out.
HERE is a list of the parties I link to.