Fireflies and Jellybeans last week I deleted my Pink Fluff Skirt post. So I rewrote it because I know a lot of you haven't seen it since it was from last year when I was just starting out....
Today I am going to share a fun sewing craft for Valentine's Day (or really, any day - it's that cute!) I call it the Pink Fluff skirt. Here we go - -
For the underneath, or base, of the skirt, I wanted it to be tiered so it would get bigger and floofier as it got longer.
--Use satin to make the base, or underneath part, of the skirt. I found a perfect tutorial over on Chica and Jo : the best part - their link to a tiered skirt calculator - how cool is that!? You just type in a waist and length measurement along with how many tiers you want, and voila, it does all the math for you. I'm still amazed!! I went with 3 tiers. Using a cutting mat and rotary cutter helped with the slippery cheap satin, but you can use scissors too.
-- Don't complete the skirt by adding elastic and sewing the sides together - leave it flat to add the tulle (you don't have to, but it's easier this way).
Next cut a whole lot of tulle. You'll need more than you think, especially if you want to see the color in it:
--Gather strips of tulle. Mine are double-layered but if I had more tulle (you'll need more than you think - trust me!) I would have gone for a triple layer. You can stack your strips and gather the stack. Then lay out your strips onto to skirt to make sure you have enough and to determine your "look". I made one stripes and one gradiated.
--Slip elastic in the casing of the skirt (you followed the directions on the link and made a place to put the elastic, right?) and pin it on each edge. Then with right sides together just sew up the side seams. Cute, right?? --Total cost, about $2.75.
My models - they LOVE their Pink Fluff skirt!! (I can sure tell my photography has gotten better in the year since I took these..)
Also, I had scraps and made some skirts for my girls' dolls - check them out HERE, Pink Fluff for Dolls.
I made fun shirts to go with the skirts for my girls:
Also, did I mention we made these as a "mom craft" at playgroup?? I think I was crazy - look at all the precut piles!
I sent grandparents a Valentine's Day picture last year - I was sure on top it!