Spring is in the air and Easter is just around the corner! This is my favorite time of year and to celebrate it I made this sweet little spring sash skirt for my little girl.
Here's what you'll need:
2 fat quarter fabrics
Elastic (15" for a baby between 11.5-16lb)
To start take the main skirt fabric and cut it in half length wise so you have two pieces (aprox.22"x8 1/2")
Line up the short sides together and pin in place. Stitch a 1/4" seam down the side.
Iron the seam open as shown. Then turn up the bottom edge 1/4" and iron. Fold up once more 1/4" and iron. Stitch a 1/4" seam along the folded edge.
Fold down the top about an 1" and iron in place (a bit farther than your elastic insert).
Trim away a bit of the top folded flap as shown. Stitch a seam along the edge creating a pocket for the elastic strip, see below.
I used a zig zag stitch. Attach a safety pin to the end of the elastic and slide into the pocket.
Stitch elastic down on each end.
Pin the raw edges together with the RIGHT sides of the fabric together. Stitch a 1/4" seam down the side.
Iron open the seam. Stitch a small seam at the bottom of the open seam to keep it from flapping up.
Turn right side out.
To make the sash make two strips (22"x6")
Join the strips together on short sides with a 1/4" seam.
Start by ironing in the long sides 1/4" then fold in half and iron again. Finally tuck in the corners as shown and iron down. Fold the sides together.
Stitch an 1/8" down the edges.
Lay out the sash and place the skirt on top a bit off centered.
Stitch a seam down the middle of the sash in the back. Bring the ties around to the front and tie a bow.
And there you have it!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Happy Crafting! & Happy Easter!
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