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DIY Skirts For Your Little Girl

Feb12

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I’ve been thinking about making some clothes for my daughter and thought today would be a good day to share some sources I’ve collected. I am not an experienced sewer. I made a dress for my daughter once with a lot of help from my mother. I tried to make another dress a few years later and ended up selling it at a yard sale unfinished to someone who was more skilled with the sewing machine.
I have three ideas and each requires marginal to moderate sewing and are projects you could potentially do with your older child.
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I saw this Button Denim Skirt by Oobi a few weeks ago and my eyeballs popped out of my head when I saw the $50 price tag. For around $20 (probably less if you really look around) you can get this denim skirt from BabyGap and adorn it with your own selection of cute and colorful buttons.
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At DIY Kids they have a Simple Tube Skirt complete with PDF instructions. This is a skirt you could easily customize, I love the tulle on one of the girl’s skirts.
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This Tiered Skirt tutorial is a bit more involved. There’s math you have to do and I know that’s a deal breaker, at least take a look, the directions are pretty clear. They also give several interesting variations on the idea so you can make lots of different versions of the skirt.
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If you (or you and your daughter) end up making one of these skirts and enjoy the process, you should check out Clea Hantman’s I Wanna Make My Own Clothes book. It’s full of ideas for transforming your boring clothes into something new and exciting. Perfect for your tween.

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