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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thrifty Bandanna Skirts

My sister was browsing blogland and saw a bandanna dress tutorial. Since I have been on a sewing kick I volunteered to make my little niece some bandanna skirts.

I got my nieces measurements which were a 17 in. waist and 6 1/2 in. from waist to knee. I cut a strip of elastic 16 1/2" so that I'd have a half inch to overlap to stitch together. To cut the length I kept the bandana folded in half and cut 8" up from the end. This way it gave me plenty to fold over for the waist.

Pin the two bandanna pieces together wrong side out and stich the two short ends. Then sew down about 1/4" around the waist then turn it down another inch where the elastic will be threaded through. I did not cut any of the width down because I wanted them poofy and girly.

After the waist seams are sewn leave a small opening to pull the elastic through with a safety pin on one end. Stitch the elastic ends together and then hand sew or machine sew the opening together. And all done!

I threw together some headband rosettes with the extra bandanna material so that she has accessories to match her skirts. Every little girl needs plenty of accessories!
***And the best part? Each bandanna was only $1 at Wal-Mart and the elastic was only $1 as well. Two skirts for $3! Can't beat that!

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  1. adorable! (i know what i'm going to be doing this weekend)

    Have a good one

  2. Hi Robyn! Just wanted to let you know I mentioned you in my new post ~ it' about ruffles!

  3. I can't wait to dress little Emma in her new skirts.

  4. I have to try this! Sooo adorable!

  5. Those are fun!
    I'm the one who guest posted a bandanna tutorial on T&J :)
    I bet it looks great on your little one!

  6. I've made some of these for my daughter, but have never put a rosette on them. Cute idea!!!

  7. So cute - but so is a toddlers tummy and legs!!

  8. So darn cute and inexpensive! Thanks for sharing with us~ we'd love you to put a link to the party. thanks!

  9. I just got done making this, it was such an easy tutorial to follow!! Thanks soooo much!!! :)


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