Button Front Skirt Tutorial

Almost mid-July, what?? At the risk of sounding like an old lady, I'm just gonna go ahead and say that time is flying. I don't know where this summer is going. :( I've been trying to soak in as much time with my duckies as possible, but I'm just popping in to say hi and share a tutorial for this fun button up skirt as part of Skirting the Issue with Project Run & Play and Simple Simon & Co. I'm so happy to share anything to contribute to such a worthy cause so let's jump right in!
What you'll need:
Bottom Weight Fabric or heavier cotton. (the lighter the fabric, the less structure their will be)
Coordinating thread

So first, do some measuring. Lila is 7 years old and small for her age, so I'll just share general measurements you'll need:

1st measurement: Measure around the waist and add one inch.
2nd measurement: Take your waist measurement and double it. 
3rd measurement: Measure from your waist down to where you'd like the skirt end. Add 2 inches to that for seam allowance and hemming. 

Cut your fabric into several different pieces. Cut a waistband 5 inches by the 1st measurement. Cut 2 mirrored pieces the size and length of the 2nd and 3rd measurement we worked out above. Then cut one piece the same width and length only on the fold. Then cut the pockets whatever size you'd like. 
Now follow along:
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  1. Super cute! This is a really well explained tutorial, too. The pockets are a fun touch and I like how they break up the stripes with the change in direction.

  2. Absolutely adorable! When are you going to teach your mother how to sew?

  3. really cute Skirt. I'm got to try making it for my girls. Thanks for this!

  4. How cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I think I'm going to make one for my friend for Christmas!

  5. I gonna make it for myself :D but in red ;)

  6. I made this for a granddaughter snd she loved it. Her mom loved it so much she wanted one. So I did it per the instructions. It seemed odd though to have such a full skirt—waist of 35 meant two panels 70” wide and a back piece70” cut on fold so 140”, right??


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