Clara and I found a pleasant surprise at Joanns the other day….
They now carry colored elastic!….in a select few colors, only available in the store (not online), and only in 1-inch wide elastic.
I’d been wanting to make Clara some skirts, so it was perfect for this:
I know I say it a lot but these are so. easy. to make. And they take such a small amount of fabric that you can’t resist sewing a whole stack of them! Then throw a circle skirt over a dyed onesie and you have a simple girly outfit. Clara’s first time at church was in the outfit above.
You’re familiar with the standard Circle Skirt Tutorial HERE.
But to save everyone time, I created a new download/printable baby skirt pattern HERE.
– The pattern is 1/4 of a full circle and fits on standard US letter-sized paper. Easy, right?
– The skirt takes about a fat quarter of fabric (17 x17 inches are the exact pattern/circle dimensions).
– You need about 15 inches of 1-inch wide elastic for the waistband
– The skirt size is 0-3 months, with a waist size of about 14-15 inches.
• If your baby is smaller, cut your elastic smaller.
• If your baby is fuller, cut your elastic longer and you may want to trim the smaller circle of the pattern piece down a bit.
Okay, print and cut out the pattern piece and let’s get started.
You can follow the full instructions in the circle skirt tutorial.
Or, here’s the short version:
You end up with a fabric circle:
And you’re done!
Then just give in to that sewing itch to make more, more and more…and you’ll have plenty to give away as gifts! I sent baby circle skirts to a few friends and here’s Delia’s sweet baby Natalie wearing the seersucker version. Love that little bum:
She fit right in with the family’s Easter ensemble. (such cute photos!)
Check out the Celebrate BABY archives HERE.