Intro: Kids Summer Trend
Here I show you my own creation with pink and white combination.This is a very smart and a straight cut skirt. This Red blouse does not go along with this pretty skirt.Oh! this little girl was so grumpy and tired after school and I had to some how click a photo with what ever she was wearing as I am leaving on holidays tomorrow. Even though I am on holidays Instructable goes along with me.ha ha I can not live with out,so addicted..Scroll down to view my beautiful skirt
Step 1: Requirements
Cotton fabric of your choice
White Cotton lace fabric
Thread to match the fabrics -not in picture
Hand sewing needle - not in picture
White Baby ribbon
White crochet thread
1 White button
1 Sheet square paper
Sewing machine -not in picture
Step 2: Creating My Dream Design
From the time I learnt my embroidery I had in mind to do a dress or a skirt for a kid .This contest gave me the opportunity to draw my dream design and sew for a 6 year old girl
Step 3: Measure
First take the waist and length measurements.It depends on how long you want the skirt to be.When it is a bit shorter above the knee it is very pretty for the girls in the age of 4-8 years.
Step 4: Cut
Spread out the material and mark the measurements you want to cut.I have marked it with a pin.Then I cut 8 bands / strips in the size of 3 1/2 x 14 inches including sewing allowance 1/4 inch on all sides.Cut out another waist band to the size of 2 1/2 x 26 inches,this too is with sewing allowance.Fold in 1/4 inches on both side and sew the hem on all 8 bands /strips
Step 5: Create Kutch Work Design
Creat your design on a square paper.I have shown in detail about this work in one of my previous instructable.You can view it in this instructable. You need to create only a straight row .Pin the two strips on to both edges of the drawn design on square paper.Leave about 1/2 an inch on top to attatch the waist band.Then do a tacking stich and continue doing the Kutch work in the middle.
Step 6: Zig Zag
You can view this sewing method in step 5 in my instructable I did four sets and attatched all of them to gether.If you want you can do them one by one too.
You can decide as how long you want to have the slit depending on the length of the skirt.
Step 7: Join Together
Lay the white hakoba lace fabric flat on a surface,fold in to two and cut out the white inner skirt ,a little bit longer than the outer skirt and the width has to be double in size than the pink fabric. (53''x 16'')Frill the white fabric and attatch to gether with the pink fabric. I did a tacking stitch by hand first and then sewed both together.
If you have use a nice scalloped lace inner fabrick it will be nice.
Step 8: Waist Band
Sew the waist band leaving out extra about 3/4 to 1 inch on the left side.This is to overlap.
Step 9: Button Hole
Over lap the waist band left over right and mark the button hole.After sewing the button hole carefully slit the button hole.Sew the button hole on to the right side.
Step 10: Join Pink
Ta! da! almost done.Place the skirt flat and on the back side, pin the left over right and join only in the middle ,leaving space for the slit and on top about 2 inches as only with the button opening it is not enough to wear the skirt. Watch out ,the under skirt -do not sew together.
Step 11: Join White
Open out the skirt on to the wrong side and join the white skirt over laping left over right ,leaving space on top about 2 inches.If you want you can leave for the slit or sew it straight down. Now fold in 1/4 inches and sew the pink and white hem..
Step 12: Front /Back
Step 13: Bows
Make tiny little bows and attach it around at the edge of the slit.I love bows and they are my favourite to sew on little girls dresses. Bows make it more prettier on any dresses.