the not-so-ruffled skirt


A few days ago, I came across this tutorial on Craftaholics Anonymous.  A simple skirt with a super-cute ruffle on the bottom?  No zippers required?  Yes, please!

 I used fabric I had on hand (got it at Walmart on clearance a few years ago, actually), so all I needed to get was the elastic for the waistband.  The body of the skirt was so easy, but I ran into a snag with the ruffle for the bottom.  I tried it several different ways, but for the life of me I could not produce any kind of ruffle.  The thread would break when I pulled it, or my sewing machine would suddenly generate really jacked-up stitches, so after a long struggle (we're talking maybe a combined two hours over a couple of days!), I let it go.  I found leftover ribbon from my bathroom window valance and sewed it around the skirt, and added a little bow for where the ends of the ribbon overlapped in the front.  After that, I added the elastic and that's all there was to it!

So there you go.  The not-so-ruffled skirt.  I really like it.  Especially when paired with a $3.88 tank top from Walmart.   

And no, I have no problem coordinating with my bathroom window valance as long as I look cute doing it.

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  1. It's cute, even without the ruffle! :)

  2. Turned out so cute! That ribbon is perfect!
    happy crafting,
    PS LOVE that you match your window treatment bahaha


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