Friday, June 25, 2010

Ruffled Girls skirt!

Even though I don't wear many "frilly" things myself, I adore making them.  My neighbor's and friend's little girls' birthdays were a perfect excuse to make some adorable ruffle skirts from Snazziedrawer's "Ooh La La Ruffled Skirt Pattern."

Here are a few pictures of my process and one of the finished skirts.

I must say that Snazziedrawer's pattern is great for beginner and experienced sewers.  She gives enough information that a person can start sewing with this pattern.  Those who are more experienced can use her pattern and alter or skip some of her instructions, as necessary.  

For example, instead of making the requested 1/4" turned hem on the ruffles, I used my serger to make a narrow rolled hem on each side.  The results weren't quite as pretty, so I stitched grosgrain ribbon over the top hem of each ruffle.

Personally, I think the ribbon trim gives the design some kick:

What do you think?


  1. I love skirts with ruffles and yours look very cute! Well done! I like the fabrics you picked too:)

  2. Thanks Plushka! They were so much fun to make.

  3. These are really adorable. Love the ruffles, colors and patterns. And as someone that cannot sew to save her life looks complicated (that's a good thing!)


  4. I'm going to pee my pants with anticipation: so freaking cute! YAY!!!

  5. this is too adorable! Frills and Girls naturally go together :) I'm a new Nana and can't wait til summer comes and my little granddaughter can wear loose frilly dresses like these! thanks for sharing your gift. I know she'll love it. Good job.


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