Spring girls petals skirt. Today’s project is about sewing. And how simple additions can make your clothes look unique and special.Lindsay our guest blogger is sharing a petals skirt tutorial with us. See how she transformed her little girl’s skirt from plain to rosy.
Hello, I am excited to be here! I was so happy when Hani asked me to guest in her lovely space today! I’m Lindsay
, from Southern Lovely
Over at my place you will find all sorts of DIY’s, sewing, painting & lots of hot glue projects. It’s kind of a little of this & that. 🙂
I have a great time creating it all though.
Today I am going to share a fun project that feeds into my little obsession with skirts. 🙂
In hopes of warmer weather, I wanted to make a spring skirt. Since I have two little girls, I always make 2 of everything, and for some reason, my 2nd item always turns out better. I do try to rotate who is the ‘guinea pig’ with each project though. 🙂
My inspiration came from these petals found at the dollar store, of all places. I loved the pretty pink color, and thought I would give it a try on a skirt. This was very simple to make, but adds so much.
Material for skirt
(for my 5 year old I cut 15×22 inches & for my 3 year old, 14×20 inches)
Once you have made your skirt, start by pinning one row of petals at the bottom. I liked how my petals draped off the bottom of the skirt. It’s up to you how you want it to look.
Then sew a straight line across the petals.
Repeat with a 2nd row.
For the third row, I trimmed off the top of the petal, for a more tailored look. Pin the last row, then sew.
Yes, it’s really that easy. I love the dimension the petals.
Don’t you love how my little model is such a poser. This girl cracks me up. 🙂
The first skirt I made, I pinned all three rows, then sewed. It was kind of a pain to have to lift the row above, then sew. I like the ‘pin, then sew, then pin again’ method. 🙂 I have washed & dried these skirts & they still look great! They definitely need to be ironed after washing them though. Have fun with this, there could be so many variations of it, I actually have a few more in mind! Thanks for letting me share here today. Feel free to stop by my place & say hi anytime, I love meeting new friends.
Thanks so much for this cute petals skirt tutorial, Lindsay! I love the petals and pink is awesome!
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