Tuesday, April 21, 2009
A New Skirt
I made myself a new "Ruffle Skirt" over the weekend. I had been wanting to make a couple skirts for summer and when I saw this free tutorial, I decided to try it.
I used fabric that I had on hand. I didn't have anything to coordinate for a contrasting ruffle so I just used all of the same fabric. I like how it turned out! Not bad for a $1 piece of yard sale fabric!
The directions were pretty easy to follow and I finished it within a couple of hours. I really don't care for making ruffles-all that gathering makes me a bit crazy- but it looks so cute that I'll deal with it!
The only trouble I had was with the elastic waist. One section of elastic keeps wanting to roll and bunch up. I think I'm going to take it out and try putting it in again, since no amount of turning and pushing it around has helped!
I definitely plan to make another one or two of these skirts. It's really comfortable to wear! Because of the way the directions are written and how you make the skirt/pattern according to your measurements, this can be made to fit any size lady or girl. I'm thinking that my nieces who are 5 and 8 years old would love a ruffle skirt of their own!
I recommend trying this pattern!