Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bubble Skirts

Now with instructions !
I have five granddaughters.  For Easter, I make them dresses—or buy them—if I got carried away and spent waay too much on sewing them.  There have been a few of those!  This year they wanted bubble skirts.  I let each one choose the fabric—they all went sparkly, and then got busy.  They were pretty simple.  I had already made a bubble skirt, so I got the girls’ measurements and figured it out.  Apparently I got away without making any doll skirts.  

My daughter, Kate, at A Piece of Kates made  her girls the matching flowers.

They are easy to make.  First I measured around the childs waist, added about 1/2 again for the gathering at the waist, make the outer skirt a little larger than the inner skirt.  I cut the front and back the same with the waist being the smallest and the bottom belling out.  Does that make sense?  Then the outer skirt is just a couple of inches wider and longer than the inside skirt.  Gather the bottom and elastic the waist and presto, finished! They are cuter in person than in pics!

 I still love them!  I wish I could get away with wearing a sparkly bubble skirt!  P.S.  I don't have any pics of them together-- two live away and I don't know why we didn't get the others together...


  1. Such a cute skirt! My daughter would LOVE a skirt like this!

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    Have a wonderful week!


  2. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!

  3. This is cute! I have some fabric like this. I might make these!

    1. They are easy to make-- measure around the childs waiste, make the outer skirt a little larger than the inner skirt, gather the bottom and elastic the waist and presto, finished! And really cute!

  4. can you say how you made the skirts?