Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dr. Seuss Birthday: Skirt Edition

My beautiful daughter decided she wants to have a Dr. Seuss birthday to mark her 5 years on the planet. So I got to brainstormin'

 Olivia's outfit priority: SKIRT!

I purchased some Dr. Seuss fabric online, and some thick wide elastic.

Elastic is Fantastic!

Dr. Seuss, and pink! Best combo for my kid!

I sewed the elastic together  in a circle after I measured around her waist. I wanted it to fit comfortably, and have a bit of growing room, so I didn't make it too tight. 
Sew the fabric together in a circle as well, like a tube. 

Then I pinned the  tube of fabric to the outside of the elastic, at the top, and inside out.
Stretch the elastic as you pin the fabric, so it gathers when you let it go...."let it gooooo
let it goooooo..." ("Frozen" joke, could't resist.)

Sew with a zig zag stitch so it can streeeeettttch!

Can you see how it will look when you flip it right side out?

OK! Yay! 

 I trimmed off the bottom with my pinking shears, so there will be no fraying.

Fold up the new hem, and Voila!

Dr. Seuss skirt for for a birthday princess!
P.S. Her birthday isn't until April, but I like to get a jump on things....

More to come....
see you next time!