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Ghostly Giggles Skirt Tutorial


I finished the skirt! YAY!!! It was actually fairly fast… I started it the day we left for Georgia and didn’t touch again until today. πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

What I used:

1 package of Casper the Friendly Ghost fat quarters

3/4″ elastic

 

 

Step 1 –

 

I cut each fat quarter into thirds, they were 7″ wide. Then I cut 3″ off the bottoms.

 

Step 2-

 

I took 6 of the 7″ strips and sewed them together for the top tier of the skirt.

Then I took 12 of the 7″ strips and sewed them together for the bottom tier.

Usually a pack of fat quarters will have more of 2 designs than the others and one fat quarter all by itself.

 

Step 3-

 

Next, I sewed 2 lines of gathering stitches. On my machine I set both stitch settings to the largest settings. Then, pull gently on the bottom threads to create your gathers.

 

Step 4-

 

Remove the cat from the fabric. SIGH………….

 

Step 5-

 

Now, pin the bottom of your top tier to the top of the bottom tier with right sides together, adjusting the gathers as needed.

Then sew the tiers together!

 

Step 6-

 

Next, pin up the sides of the skirt and sew the back seam!

 

Step 7-

 

Fold over the top 1/2″ and press. Fold over 1″, press and pin. Then sew your elastic casing for the waist band, making sure to leave an opening for the elastic!

 

Step 8-

 

Now, cut your elastic to your child’s waist measurement -1″.

Then, safety pin both ends of the elastic and either hold tightly to both ends or pin one end to yourself. Β Insert the elastic through the opening.

Next, sew the opening closed!

 

Step 9-

 

Now, fold up the bottom of the skirt 1/2″ and press. Fold up 1″, press and pin. Next sew your hem!!!

 

Now you are ALLLLLL done!! YAY!!!!! You could always add a ruffle to the bottom if you’d like. πŸ™‚

 

 

As always, I would love to hear what you think about the tutorial! Was it clear and easy to follow??? And definitely let me know if you decide to make one! I would love to see it!!!

 

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