1. I cut about a 1/2 yard of the red scottie dogs for the main of the bigger skirt.
And then I cut 8" of the houndstooth.
You can lengthen, or shorten the pieces as needed.
I folded the houndstooth in half and ironed it down.
I left the fabric 44/45" Wide.
Then I sewed the two pieces together. The bottom of the skirt is already finished at this point because the fold is along the bottom, and two raw edges are sewn to the bottom of the scottie dog fabric.
Making sense, good.
Next I turned the skirt the other way and lined the ends up, and sewed the two ends together.
Then you should have a huge circle.
Now if you're fancy you can serge your edges.
But me, I am all about the pinking shears.
Or you can zig zag stitch your edges.
Okay, this it what it should look like now, one big circle.
Next, the casing for the elastic.
At this point I actually trimmed off a few inches at the top of the scottie dogs because it was going to be a little bit too long for my 3 year old. So If I were you, I would hold it up to your little model at this point and check the length.
Then I folded the top of the skirt under 1/2", ironed it down.
Then I folded that part over again another 1/2" and ironed it down.
All the way around the top of the skirt.
Now, stitch around the bottom edge of the fold overs you just made. But don't stitch around the entire thing, be sure to leave about a 3" opening to feed the elastic through.
Now, cut a piece of elastic about 2" shorter than the measurement of your little ladies' waste.
Take a safety pin (I have a ginormous one) and use it to feed your elastic through the casing.
After you feed it all the way through, hold on to both ends of the elastic and sew them together.
Then try it on your little lady make any adjustments to the waistband size as needed.
Once it is a good fit, sew the 3" opening shut.
For my littlest lady I just cut all my pieces down to her size.
You can always take a skirt out of their closet and get measurements from it.
I wish I had a fabulous family photo of us all with Santa that took place later in the day, but wouldn't you know my 3 year old was scared to pieces and wouldn't go near him.
Believe it or not, I found a few spare moments the other day to sew!
And in those few spare moments, some cute little skirts were created.
Ever since Oops a Daisy by MoMo arrived this little skirt has been planned.
I am so glad it has finally come to life.
My girls will be matchy-matchy at Thanksgiving this year.
In case you haven't noticed....Scottie Dogs are taking over the fashion world.
Or at least it seems as I walk through the little girl's section of every store.
These cute little pups are everywhere! And it just so happens that we carry two adorable Scottie Dog prints HERE in the shop. I couldn't resist the houndstooth trim. It was too perfect. (found here)
I am finishing up the tutorial for the Scottie Dog skirts, and will post it next week!
They were easy. Like, 2 skirts in 30 minutes easy!
My little gals are wearing the Scottie dog skirts to Tea Time with Santa this Saturday afternoon. I have high hopes of getting a perfect photo of my three rascals and Santa, and if I do I will certainly share it with you. But most likely someone will be picking their nose, one will be crying, and the other will refuse to smile. I am sure it will be priceless.
Have a great Thanksgiving holiday everyone!
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