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Sewing for the Girl: Gathered Polka Dot Skirt

I love super, quick projects. They are satisfying and are great between big time-consuming projects. For example, this adorable skirt for Claire. I got the fabric remnant from my sister; I'm pretty sure she hemmed a skirt and kept the part she cut off. At first I was going to make a scarf from it. It's a soft, pleated fabric that would be perfect as an infinity scarf. But tan and black aren't my colors, and I'd never wear it. So I made it into a skirt for Claire instead.
I left one edge as a black serged edge. The other edge I folded over into a casing and added an elastic. The fabric is slightly transparent, but since the fabric is so gathered it makes up for it. And she wears tights underneath to keep her warm and modest. The polka dots are so cute and girly. (Sorry for the dancing toddler; it's hard to keep her still.)
I made a very simple elastic gathered skirt without a pattern, but if you'd like to make your own simple skirt check out these 10 FREE Skirt Sewing Patterns in multiple sizes!

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