12 Crafts of Christmas, Christmas, Doll's Clothes, Sewing, Simple Skirt, Uncategorized

12 Crafts of Christmas: Day 8 Simple Skirt

Hello everyone!

img_4770To complete the outfit, today’s craft is a simple Christmas skirt. Click here to read yesterday’s post on the knitted Christmas jumper.

What you will need:
Fabric
Sewing machine
6mm elastic
Sewing thread
Bobbin
Safety pin

I have found that a basic rule to make any skirt is to measure around the waist, and multiply this amount by 1.5 checking that it is greater than the hip measurement, then measure from the waist down to the length you want the skirt to come, and cut this length. Cut the elastic to the waist measurement, plus 1 or 2 cm for seam allowance.

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For a 14-inch doll such as a Glitter Girl, cut a length 24cm x 11cm of your fabric, and 16cm of 6mm elastic.

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Begin by hemming the bottom edge. For this skirt I did a rolled hem, but I had to switch the needle on the machine to a quilting needle as I was using quilting fabric for this skirt.

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Next, fold the top edge to the back about 2cm to form a casing for the elastic and stitch down.

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Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and begin threading it through the casing. Stop when the end of the elastic is about to disappear and stitch over the end to secure it.

Continue threading the elastic through the rest of the way, and stitch over the other end, remove safety pin.

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On the reverse stitch up the back seam. Flip through to the right side and tada your skirt is finished!

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Do you like to sew your own clothes? Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next craft!

Follow my crafty adventures and for more updates on my posts check out my Instagram @lilacdaisiesdiy and @princessemily_m

Emily M x

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