I am in love with little girl clothes…and I am not necessarily talking about lace and frills. I am just talking about all of the possibilities to take something simple and make something oh-so-cute. Maybe it means I am having a girl. Maybe it is because I already have a little girl (and she loves her little girl clothes…every time I dress her she wants to show Daddy her “bootiful outfit”). Whatever it is, this is my latest creation for my girlfriend Julie’s little baby girl, complete with the how-to.
For an infant skirt, you will need:
- Main fabric that will be the skirt, 1/2 yard should do it
- Trim for skirt bottom, about 45″ long (I used the bottom of a knit shirt I plan on re-purposing and it was less than 45″. You want to be able to gather it a bit…)
- 10 inch piece of 1/2″ elastic
- Buttons, beads or other embellishments
- Sewing machine, matching thread, etc…
6. Make the knit flower rosettes. I just took my strip of knit, gather and folded toward the center, and stitched through the middle periodically to secure the gathers.
As you can see, there is a headband to match…of course! Super easy, super quick….
Cut a strip of fabric, fold wrong sides together and stitch along long, raw edge using a basting stitch.
Roll the fabric and stitch in the center to make a large flower.
Put one of the knit rosettes in the center, add the button (or other embellishment) and stitch.
Cut a piece of elastic 13 inches long. Overlap and stitch the ends together several times to secure. Hand stitch the flower over the elastic stitching. Told ya it was easy!