Prev Next

DIY Skirts For Your Little Girl

By Melissa Summers

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. However, 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 have three ideas and each requires marginal to moderate sewing and are projects you could potentially do with your older child.
denim_skirt.jpg buttons.jpg
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.
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.
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.
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.

About the Author

Melissa Summers

Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.


Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.

icon icon