DROP WAIST SKIRT INSTRUCTIONS
FOR THE SKIRT
How Much? - Measure daughter from ankle to hip. Multiply this number by two. Add
eight inches. Round up a bit to allow for straightening, raveling, etc.
For example: if daughter is 25" from ankle to hip, then 25 x 2 = 50 + 8
= 58. 1-5/8 yd. is 58 ½" which is too close so I’d get 1-¾
yd. which is 63".
Buy the fabric - washable white satin. You can now purchase material from CMA, call Jill Cook at 720-308-9291.
DO NOT wash fabric first.
Cut the fabric
Cut two lengths
equal to the ankle to hip measurement all the way across fabric from selvage
Cut a length 8" for the top yoke.
Measure child at hip, add 4" and cut width of yoke this amount.
Stitch short side of yoke together with ½" seam (finish the seam as it is very
Leave 1 ½" open at top. This is the back seam.
- To make two rows of casing for elastic:
- Stitch close to edge, and again halfway between first
stitching and top fold.
Fold over 1-½" and either finish edge or turn under ¼".
- Run 2 pieces of ½" elastic through openings
and stitch where comfortable.
Stitch skirt bottom pieces together at sides. (Keep selvages
on as this eliminates need to finish seam edges.)
The width of skirt is
the same no matter what the size of the child.
Sew two lines of gathering stitches at skirt top, breaking
stitches at sides. Gather.
gathered skirt to bottom of yoke. Finish edge.
Make small hem with machine at bottom of skirt. Length should be lower calf.
FOR THE BELT
FOR THE SCRUNCHIE
Buy 1 yd. of gold lamé.
Cut a square with 30-½" sides.
Make a small hem on all four sides. The square will be folded into a belt.
Out of leftover lamé, cut a piece 4" x 30".
Make a small hem on each short end.
Sew a ½" seam with long edges together. Turn tube inside-out.
Thread an 8" piece of elastic through and stitch ends.
Hand-stitch ends of lamé together.
To complete the costume you will need a short-sleeved white blouse or loose
fitting t-shirt (no leotards). The shirt must cover the stomach and
must not be 'see-through'. You will also need pink tights and pink
ballet slippers. Wear hair in a neat bun.