Saturday, January 15, 2011

Twirly Ballerina Skirt

LOVE this twirly Ballerina skirt!

I started by finding this skirt tutorial on The Polka Dot Chair. Love her!
Next I raided my stash to find enough fabric for the skirt :)
I LOVE the drop waist!
--I made the mistake of missing one side seam. I got to the end and wasn't sure how to neatly connect them, oops!
--I did feel that there was a little too much fabric in the skirt. I was told to measure the waist, then needed to strips that were 2X the waist length. My daughters waist is 19", so that meant a total of 76" around that would be gathered. This was very heavy and a bit too bulky, so I cut out 9". It turned out great, but still pretty full and heavy, I think I would have been ok taking out another 10", so having the skirt be 3X the waist measurement.
I love the skirt, it was easy to make and I'd love to make more, but She won't wear it, because I made it...I didn't know the "teenage" attitude like that started at 3!!


  1. The skirt is beautiful! I love the colors you picked and it fits your daughter perfectly!
    Glad you enjoyed the tutorial.

  2. The skirt is fantastic! I made some circle skirts for my daughters last year when they started dancing. I found the secret to them wanting to wear what I made them is to let them choose the fabric! (not always my choice but at least they like it!!)
    (Found you through sew can do!)

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. The skirt is adorable....the model...even more so!

  4. Love it. Totally. Love the skirt. Love the color combination. Love the saucy little lovely that is modeling it.
    Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  5. awww this is so cute!! thanks for sharing the changes you made to the pattern!!

  6. How adorable! Love the skirt and fabric.

  7. This is too cute! I came over from Night Owl Crafting. :)

  8. What a cute skirt! I might try to sew one myself for my best friends little girl. Thank you for linking to the tutorial and sharing the changes you've done!

  9. I think the skirt looks great. If your up to it I just posted a skirt pattern of my own @ Would love for you to check it out.

  10. I love this! I featured it on Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!