September 30, 2012

Ghostly Giggles Skirt Tutorial

I finished the skirt! YAY!!! It was actually fairly fast... I started it the day we left for Georgia and didn't touch again until today. ;)

What I used:

1 package of Casper the Friendly Ghost fat quarters

3/4" elastic

Step 1 -

I cut each fat quarter into thirds, they were 7" wide. Then I cut 3" off the bottoms.

Step 2-

I took 6 of the 7" strips and sewed them together for the top tier of the skirt.

Then I took 12 of the 7" strips and sewed them together for the bottom tier.

Usually a pack of fat quarters will have more of 2 designs than the others and one fat quarter all by itself.

Step 3-

Next, I sewed 2 lines of gathering stitches. On my machine I set both stitch settings to the largest settings. Then, pull gently on the bottom threads to create your gathers.

Step 4-

Remove the cat from the fabric. SIGH.............

Step 5-

Now, pin the bottom of your top tier to the top of the bottom tier with right sides together, adjusting the gathers as needed.

Then sew the tiers together!

Step 6-

Next, pin up the sides of the skirt and sew the back seam!

Step 7-

Fold over the top 1/2" and press. Fold over 1", press and pin. Then sew your elastic casing for the waist band, making sure to leave an opening for the elastic!

Step 8-

Now, cut your elastic to your child's waist measurement -1".

Then, safety pin both ends of the elastic and either hold tightly to both ends or pin one end to yourself.  Insert the elastic through the opening.

Next, sew the opening closed!

Step 9-

Now, fold up the bottom of the skirt 1/2" and press. Fold up 1", press and pin. Next sew your hem!!!

Now you are ALLLLLL done!! YAY!!!!! You could always add a ruffle to the bottom if you'd like. :)

As always, I would love to hear what you think about the tutorial! Was it clear and easy to follow??? And definitely let me know if you decide to make one! I would love to see it!!!


  1. So cute and sweet. The skirt is cute, too . Glad you made it home safely.

  2. The skirt is adorable! Thanks for the great tutorial. My mom is being cared for in Hospice at this time. I am going to save your tutorial so I can have fun when time is available. Stacy thank you :) Lola Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:30:58 +0000 To:

  3. Thank you, Lola!!
    Sending you lots of HUGS and prayers!!!!!

  4. Hi Stacy. Every time I read one of your posts I am amazed! I can't believe how much you are able to accomplish in a day. I have fibro (and all of it's friends! lol) and have been struggling lately. I look forward to your encouraging posts every day. Your skirt is adorable, and has inspired me to dig around in my stash for fabric to make something for my granddaughter for Halloween!

  5. HUGS to you, Anne!!!! Hopefully someday they will come up with something that will let us kick the fibro to the curb!!!
    I am SO happy that you were inspired by the post!!! YAY!!!!! :)
    I hope today is a good day!!! And I will be praying!!!

  6. This is such a cute skirt!!!

  7. Very cute, and festive! I like the little ruffled bit across the bottom. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!


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