Easy skirt with heart applique for kids
This was really easy work. I am sure you can do it in 30 minutes. I got the skirts pattern from another skirt of my daughter. I want to try this one instead of a circle skirt. I add some shapes to make the skirt a bit dynamic. The appliques are from my old fabrics. I drew hearts 3 different sizes and I used the fabric two-layered. I am adding different pictures as an example. I try to make and learn different things and I’ll share from here.
I drew an example of the skirt and the measures. You can draw and apply it to the fabric. These measures are for 3-5 years, old girls. I sewed it last year and she can still wear it. Maybe, next year the length will insufficient but I am sure the waistline put on perfectly. I made the skirt length 25cm./ approximately 9.8 inches. But the length can be changeable depend on your kid, so I did not write the length measure on the pattern. You should make a bit curved throttling from the hemline to the waist. Not directly. You can start the throttling with a really really acute angle. If you prefer a straight way to do, the combination stitching will be difficult and not looks nice after the finish.
Do not forget the leave seam allowance. You can add a zipper or a button with a nice waistband. I want to try that kind of skirt. But today I made a daily skirt and use a narrow rubber. But keep in mind, this pattern used for very nice skirt models.
I out all my patterns on to the fabric. As usual, you have to be careful about the direction, design, line of fabric before the cutting. Cut the fabric with a seam allowance. I left more than 1cm. At the hemline. And 1 cm at the sides. And I decided the waistline seam allowance according to the rubber wide. I calculate and decide it. I used a 0.5cm rubber in this skirt. And as I said I used two-layered fabric for the appliques. And decide again up to your appliques fabric.
After cutting the fabrics, I sewed the front and back parts. Actually, I would prefer to do appliques firstly but, I want to finish the stitching and wanted to see the location of the appliques.
I chose the zigzag regulation at the narrowest one. Number 3. And the stitching frequency is almost the maximum. This experience is really weird for me, so I did it very very slowly. And the yellow fabric is cotton and can be damaged very easily.
After completing the appliques patches, I made the hemline and waist. I passed the tire around the waist
And I close the tire enters-gap. Actually, you can choose to sew the tire and waist together. Sewing them one by one let us use them again and again separately. They can be reusable in this way.
By the way, my fabric is cotton. Cotton and a little elastic. I shared a green dress for my daughter. Bot of them, I used a double needle for this type of elastic fabric. I help to make the stitching more durable. Especially kids clothes. Because they are very energetic and, I don’t want to see unstitched clothes.
I will explain the reasons and results of the double needle using in another article. And I want to use this pattern again, I will add.
Have a good weekend.