Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Skirt

I have been sitting on my hands waiting to post this skirt, but I had to wait till it was shipped to my granddaughter.  I did not want her mom to see it on line first.

This was just basically rectangles with an elastic waist ........with a little trim  added for fun.

 The side seams of the bottom skirt (striped fabric) are sewn together and pressed open.  I then marked the line for the  orange ruffle.  The orange ruffle is 1 1/2 times the width of the skirt.

At first I did not have the black band on the bottom but the skirt looked like it needed an anchor.

The rick rack  is bright lime green (even though it shows up as yellow in the picture). I attached it by hand stitching the points.  I have a pet peeve about rick rack that curls up after it is washed.  I wanted to add beads to the rick rack points but decided to wait on that design feature until she is older.

To form the waist band, I pinned the right side of the top skirt (purple cats) to the wrong side of the bottom skirt(striped fabric). Matching up side seams of course.

Stitched around the top with a 1/2" seam allowance.  I then trimmed the seam allowance down to 1/4" and turned the top skirt to the front and press.

I used 1 inch buttonhole elastic so  the waistband casing is  stitched 1 1/4" down from the top edge and then top stitched 1/8".

I did not take a picture of it but there is a growth tuck hiding under the orange ruffle.

Now to wait for photos of her wearing it!