Plaid Taffeta Ruffle Hem Skirt #fabulouslyfestive

13 December

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.

Plaid Taffeta Ruffle Hem Skirt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #fabulouslyfestive

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.

Plaid Taffeta Ruffle Hem Skirt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #fabulouslyfestive

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!

Plaid Taffeta Ruffle Hem Skirt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #fabulouslyfestive

One truly awesome thing about plaid: built-in cutting lines.  Wooh!

Plaid Taffeta Ruffle Hem Skirt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #fabulouslyfestive

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.

Plaid Taffeta Ruffle Hem Skirt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #fabulouslyfestive

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!

Plaid Taffeta Ruffle Hem Skirt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #fabulouslyfestive

So get the free Ruffle Hem Skirt PDF and have fun sewing!

Plaid Taffeta Ruffle Hem Skirt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #fabulouslyfestive

My girl loves her skirt!  I found a perfect little green sweater at Target 🙂

Plaid Taffeta Ruffle Hem Skirt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #fabulouslyfestive

Here’s a coupon that the fine Jo-Ann folks gave me to share with you.  Have fun with your own #fabulouslyfestive crafting!

#fabulouslyfestive Jo-Ann December 2013 coupon via Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me

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