My sewing escapades continue. Last week I decided to attempt this Fat Quarter Skirt Tutorial, which I found on Pinterest, of course! I didn't really do anything differently; I followed her directions. I forgot to change my thread to a purple, as you can see in the hem line. Ooops! If you are looking for a fairly easy beginning sewing project, this is it! I had some issues with the hem, but only because it was my first time doing it. I'm also pretty sure that my seam allowances are not consistent and that the elastic “casing” is all screwy, but it still worked. I was aiming for completion, not perfection. I did not wash the material or even it out before I sewed just because there wasn't much there to start with. I just sewed. Hopefully it doesn't shrink terribly!
Hemmed at 2″, this skirt does fit my very tall 5 year old (she wears a size 7 dress), but it is just a wee bit short for my very conservative preferences. I think you could hem it at 1″ to make it a tad longer. My daughter adores the skirt, which is a major plus, and she's been wearing it with leggings.
The total cost was around $3.00. I got the fat quarters on sale for $1.29 each and the elastic was $1.29 for the package, but there is plenty leftover for another project. Total time spent on the skirt was 2 hours at the most — even fighting my bobbin a few times. Overall, this was a fun project. I think it'd be a great way to make holiday or themed skirts for a little girl.