It has been a very long time between sewing projects for me and I’ve had this idea in my head (and all the fabrics ready) for at least six months. It was so lovely today to have the house to myself for an hour or two to get it done.
And the best part for me is that all materials I needed were bought from the op shop – hooray! The rainbow silk was found first and it made me think how it would make a beautiful skirt for Miss 5 who loves rainbows. I’d also been wanting to make her a fairy dress, but wanted something nice and simple to make. So when I saw the purple singlet the idea popped into my head to put them together.
Here’s a bit of how-to if you’d like to try it yourself:
- Stretchy singlet or t-shirt in your child’s size
- floaty fabric for the skirt, I used squares pieces that were 85cm in length.
- sewing machine (though it could be hand stitched), scissors, measuring tape, pins.
I followed this tutorial on making a circle skirt…
I made a few changes though.
Instead of attaching it to an elastic waist band, I attached the skirt to the bottom of the singlet.
I also left my fabric square at the bottom as the rainbow silk was already beautifully hemmed by hand. I offset it with the jade fabric, firstly because the silk was see through. And also because I like the draped, flowy effect of the points the squares make at the bottom of the dress.
Here are some photos of the process and a few extra pointers…
Repeat for the 2nd square of fabric if you are using one.
Pin the two together around the inner circle.
With right sides facing pin the skirt to the singlet top.
Hem the bottom of the skirt to the required length.
And you’re done!
Happy twirling !!