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Monday, August 5, 2013

A Mini Minnie Skirt

We welcomed a new nephew to the world recently, and he is fortunate enough to have an adorable big sister.  Becoming a big sister can be a rough transition, so the boys and I set out to find something just for her.  A trip to Target yielded some adorable Minnie Mouse socks, and a Minnie Mouse board book.   They were sweet, but seemed to be lacking something.  After a bit of brainstorming, Clark and I decided that the Big Sis needed a polka dotted skirt to wear with her socks.

Joann's had the perfect pink and white polka dot cotton fabric, so we snatched up 1/3 yard of pink and white dot, and white on white dot for a lining.

I modified the Buttercup Skirt, to fit a 2 year old, skipped the paper bag waist, and the minnie mouse skirt was complete.

A simple serged rolled hem, repeated the pink, and made for a fun contrast hem.

The skirt fits a 24 month old, and hits just above the knee. The skirt is really full, which any Minnie Mouse skirt should be.

Here are the basic dimensions: (24 months)

Lining: 2 panels 9.25"x21.5"
Skirt: 2 panels 9.25"x21.5"
Elastic for waistband: 19.5"

You can find the full Buttercup Skirt tutorial here.

Thanks for reading.  Happy sewing.