A perfect pretty little skirt made with taffeta in a classic red and green plaid, with a matching 18″ doll-sized version. Perfect for little girls for Christmas.
I’m partnering up with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores to make a Christmas project with a #fabulouslyfestive theme. I saw this plaid taffeta at my Jo-Ann in Boise, and knew it would make a perfect skirt for my little girl.
To make your own, use Ruffle Hem Skirt, a free PDF tutorial. It’s an 8-page document with photos and simple instructions. Don’t miss the handy worksheet on the third page. You can make this skirt in any size!
One truly awesome thing about plaid: built-in cutting lines. Wooh!
To construct the skirt, I used a size 10 Sharp needle in my sewing machine, along with a dark red polyester thread. Then I used my serger to finish the seams. With lightweight taffeta, serge or zigzag are your best bets for seam finishing.
For the doll-sized version a Tailor’s clapper is very handy to press those small seams open. I scaled-down the seam allowances throughout the project for the doll skirt.
Blurg – look at those choppy white serged stitches…looks like I might need a new serger!
So get the free Ruffle Hem Skirt PDF and have fun sewing!
My girl loves her skirt! I found a perfect little green sweater at Target 🙂
Here’s a coupon that the fine Jo-Ann folks gave me to share with you. Have fun with your own #fabulouslyfestive crafting!