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A Gift a Day 2017: Day 5: Polka Dot Skirt
My five-year-old daughter has been wanting a polka dot skirt. She knew I had this fabric, and asked that I make her a skirt from it.
Because she is still small, I just cut one piece of fabric from selvage to selvage. I sewed the side seam together with a French seam.
I ironed 1/4 inch down across the top of the skirt, and then folded it and ironed it again at 1 1/4", to make a casing for the elastic. I sewed this part, leaving a small opening, and then ran the elastic through the casing by attaching a large safety pin to one end and pulling it through.
I hemmed the skirt in the same manner, first folding and ironing under 1/4", and then ironing an additional 2 inches, as I wanted a deep hem.
polka dot fabric (I used a little less than 2/3 of a yard)
1-inch wide elastic
About an hour
I purchased this fabric on a Black Friday sale several years ago from Fabric.com.
I purchased the elastic on sale in bulk from Wawak.Last modified on