I decided that my niece needed a matching outfit to go with her cloth doll. I've been hoarding this fabric for a few months, so it was a good opportunity to put it to use. What two year old girl doesn't like a pink sparkly skirt that she can pull on herself? My niece slipped it on under her dress after she pulled it out of her birthday bag. Because, which girl doesn't need to wear a skirt and dress at the same time? Two is better than one, right?
It is a basic sheer overlay skirt. I picked up the fabric (lining and overlay) at Joann's. The elastic was purchased locally, but can be found online. It is the softest elastic, and comes in several different colors. You can find it here.
I also attached a simple satin ribbon the front for an added detail. I serged the hem of both the lining and the overlay using my favorite scarf edge hem. Unfortunately the texture on the overlay caused a few hiccups with the serging, but it worked. You could of course do a narrow hem on your sewing machine. Just add 1/2 inch to the length of the skirt.
If any of you are wondering about the measurements that I used
Skirt overlay/lining 1 panel 40"x9.75"
I had to lightly gather the skirt panels before attaching the elastic. It wasn't a big deal, but was necessary when working with a child size waistband. If you don't want the skirt to be as full, you can reduce the size of the panels so that it is only 1.5 or 1.75 times the size of the child's waist. Mine is about 2x the waist. Again, basic construction can be found here, sheer thing skirt.
Thanks for reading. Happy twirling.