Gathered skirts are SO easy to make. All straight line sewing, you can whip one up in no time at all, making them a perfect project if you are new to sewing.
And if you make them full enough, they'll have the all important twirl factor. Combine that with gorgeous fabric, and you're onto a garment that will get lots of use.
You don't need a pattern for a simple gathered skirt. Check out my Simple Gathered Skirt Tutorial, complete with instructions for taking measurements to make a skirt in any size. Or, if you'd prefer, I've worked out the sizing and measurements for ages 2 -5.
In my case, skirts also have the benefit of quickly using up some of my extensive stash. Always a good thing when there's no room on the shelves for new fabric acquisitions.
I may, or may not have been fabric shopping. No guesses as to which is correct... LOL!!!
Aren't these little paper dolls adorable... Paper Dolls by Sheryl Rae Marquez for Windham Fabrics. I still have heaps left, as I bought a whole bolt from the U.S. some time ago.
The skirt in the first photo is perfect for a pink loving princess... Fairytale Princess - Sugar & Spice Textiles. Almost every little girl goes through a PINK stage. How long did the pink stage last for your girls?
Somewhere in my ever so messy sewing room, are the selvedges belonging to the two blue / mauve / yellow floral skirts. One day I'll find them when I'm not looking. Little girls might prefer the pink skirts, but I tend to like large prints. Which skirt is your favourite?
My skirts are packed up ready to send off to Sewing for Charity Australia, together with some store bought frilly t-shirts. I'd love to say I made the t-shirts, but sewing with knit fabric is not my favourite thing to do. Unlike sewing with woven fabrics, the parameters change depending on the stretch of the fabric. How do you cope with stretch fabric?