I found this lovely tutorial for a toddler ruffle skirt from an adult tshirt by Abby from Sew Much Ado. I love this tutorial! This skirt was so easy to make, which is a blessing because I used it as a break from the Coca-Cola skirt I am making for Maddie which is making me want to throw my sewing machine out the window. I needed a fun, easy, complete-able project to restore my sanity.
I used this old tshirt of mine, I got it at Disneyland ages ago, and I am pretty sure the last time I wore it was to Disneyland for my birthday almost four years ago. How cute is Dumbo?
The problem with this shirt is that it is black in the back, and therefore I wasn't able to get the appropriate amount of strips of the front color for two full ruffles, so I added in some black . . . unfortunately there is a black on black strip in the middle of the colored ruffle in the back, so from far away it looks like the ruffle just sort of ends on Maddie's butt. Had I been thinking it through more I would have put more of the black in the front, but I was focused on getting the words "Walt Disney's" in the center top ruffle. Oh well, also Timothy's head and the top of one of Dumbo's eyes ended up in the waist band, I still think it's stinking adorable.
I think it took me about an hour all told (a little bit late last night and some today). Maddie loves it! She twirled all around the back yard.
I see many more of these in my future!
And some Jamie pics for your viewing pleasure, aren't you lucky? Really, could he be any cuter, and check out how blue that sky is? There is nothing prettier than Southern California the day after it rains.