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Girl’s Knit Layered Skirt



Has the spring itch got you?

It’s March, can you believe it?

Time for more light springy lovliness…..

With randomly placed layers of knit.

A real edgy look to it.
(And I know the raw edges will probably curl a bit after washing…….but I like the thought of that.)

How to make your own??

**Originally I had the idea to make this by re-purposing a big cotton t-shirt… a men’s t-shirt. And then use the bottom of the shirt for the main skirt section and then cut strips of fabric from the rest of the shirt. I just didn’t have one laying around…….but had plenty of pink knit. But if you do have a big t-shirt, this would work great as a re-purposing project. And will require less sewing. And you could even use different colors for your strips. Just a thought………)

Start by cutting your main piece of fabric. Mine was 33 x 12 inches (to fit a 3T-4T).

Fold in half and sew along the 12 inch side.

Then you can leave the bottom hem raw or hem it under. (I hemmed it so that it wouldn’t roll so much and at least keep the main shape of the skirt the length that I wanted.)

Then fold the top towards the inside a 1/4 inch and then fold down another 1.5 inches. Sew along the bottom fold using a zig zag stitch…..making sure to leave an opening to insert your elastic.

Then cut strips of fabric that are 33 x 2.5 inches. (the same width as the main skirt piece). Fold in half and sew along the 2.5 inch side. I made 6 strips but you can make as many as you’d like.

Turn the strips right side out and pin them to your skirt.

I placed them more randomly, and pretty un-even on purpose. If you’d rather keep yours even and straight……go for it!

Pin each strip with several pins all the way around.

And then sew with a zig-zag stitch along the top of each strip.

Then insert your 1 inch wide elastic……and sew the ends together.

And let your little lady jump right in.

And if you have any more knit laying around, whip up a pair of leggings while the weather is still cooler. (Use the tutorial here…..but just make them slimmer.)

Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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