Polka Dotted Pinafore

Hey crafters!  Jillian here.  Today,I have a cute, whimsical outfit that is fun to make and even more fun to wear!  You wear it with a shirt underneath and you could also wear colorful tights or leggings. 

Also, for the first time in Those Crafty Chicks history, we did our first photo shoot!  It was a little cold outside, but we made it through and got some really cool pictures.  Thanks for modeling Lindsey!  If you want to see all of them, we'll have a "Photos" section coming soon. 

Let's get started!

You need:
1 or 1.5 yards of fabric (depending on your size; this skirt was made for a 12 year old girl.)
Fabric Glue
Sewing stuff

First, measure your waist, and add about 10 inches.  This is measurement A.

Now measure from your waist to wherever you want the skirt to end and add 1 inch.  This is measurement B.

You might need a friend to help you with this one!  Measure from your waist, up to your shoulder, and down your back until you get to where your waist is.  Add an inch and this is measurement C.

OK, now cut all your pieces out as shown below.  The length of the waistband is the measurement of your waist, plus 1 inch.

Fold the waistband in half longways making sure the right sides of the fabric are touching and sew into a tube.  Then, Line up the short edges of the waistband with the edges of the skirt and pin the short edges down.  Now pin the middle down.  Now pin in between those pins, and so on and so on until it looks like this.  The waistband is under the skirt.  If that didn't make sense, use this tutorial.

Sew the band to the skirt.  Next, you sew the straps into a tube the same way you did with the waistband.  Turn them right side out.

Sew your zipper into the skirt.  If you're not sure how to do this, Sew Mama Sew has a great tutorial on installing a zipper.

Mark where you want the straps and sew them on.  Now you have a pretty little pinafore!

As always, send us pic or leave us a comment if you make one!


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