It’s July, so that means tons of birthday parties for Miss Madelyn! It seems we are invited to at least 2 or 3 each weekend. If I bought every one of my daughters friends a gift from the store, I would go broke…so, I like to find homemade gifts to give to her friends and cousins that are a little lighter on the wallet.
Madelyn’s buddy, Brianna, has a birthday party this Saturday and she’s crazy about Hello Kitty. It just so happens that I had some Hello Kitty fabric already on hand – it’s for a sewing project for Madelyn that I haven’t gotten to yet.
I dub this project the “piece of cake” skirt. It’s easy and inexpensive, but looks great!
First, measure the little one’s waist and from her waist to the top of her knee or other desired skirt length. I doubled her waist measurement – in this case, her measurement was 22″, so I cut the fabric 44″ long. Her length measurement was 11.5″, so I added a few inches for waistband and hem and cut it 14.5″. Then I pinned a piece of grograin ribbon along the bottom. Do this first! It’s much easier to do this as soon as the fabric is cut.
Sew the skirt up the side and iron hem. Make sure that the grograin ribbon trim matches up!
Measure a bit wider than your elastic (I used 3/4″) and iron the waistband.
Sew the bottom hem and the waistband. Feed the elastic through the waistband and sew up the last bit and that’s it!
You can add trim, ribbon, flowers, ruffles or rhinestones. Be creative and have fun with this simple project!
We added a matching hairbow, of course!
Happy Birthday, Miss Brianna!