August 21, 2014

Pretty Pink Pettiskirt

Miss M’s birthday is just around the corner and she will be turning 6. This year, we are having a princess themed party as you may already know if you saw the invitations. I have already looked on Pinterest for some inspiration for her party and I almost have everything done that can be done;). It is taking up a lot of time!! But, that’s okay…because she’s a princess:) Or so she seems to think.

I knew that I wanted her to have a full skirt like a pettiskirt, but I really didn’t want to have to make one:). I went online and ordered a dress for her to wear at her party that had a pettiskirt like bottom to it. I was so excited about it, but then when it got here, it was too small. Story of my life. Luckily, the same day I ordered the dress, I ordered some fabric to make a  pettiskirt as a backup incase it didn’t work out. I am so glad I did!!

I have been wanting to make a pettiskirt ever since I saw the tutorial at Make It Love It. Her tutorial is absolutely amazing and so easy to follow. I do not have a ruffling foot on my sewing machine, so I did the tension/stitch length technique and it worked perfectly! While there is a lot of fabric that has to be ruffled, it really did go fast for that part. Keeping the ruffles untwisted was where I wanted to pull my hair out, so if anyone has any tips that would be AMAZING! I am not going to lie and say it was a quick project because it literally took forever and was a mess with all the fabric that was used, but the end result is totally worth it. I also love that the waistband is adjustable with the tie ribbon so that as long as her duddies are not showing, she will be wearing this for a while:) It took all I had not to try it on because it is so soft and cute! Maybe another day;)

I could not be happier. She got to see it yesterday and was so pumped that it was so full and pretty! I will still have to make a shirt for her to wear, and probably a headband, but that’s easy stuff.

I cannot wait to see it all together with the headband and shirt on the day of her party! She is so excited to be dressed for the part of the princess!!

Do you have any tips for making a pettiskirt or things that worked for you while making one?

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  1. I’m so glad I found you via the blog hop!! I sew and craft too. This pettiskirt is beautiful.. I bet that she loved it! I haven’t tried one of these yet…the closets thing to it was a humongous no-sew tutu. I will definitely be back for more. Now subscribed and following you on twitter. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back if you like. All the best, Monica
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  2. I found you via the Monday Mingle and wanted to say hi! :) This is a totally adorable petticoat! You are so talented!

  3. Hi,
    New follower from mom’s mingle! This is so cute love the fluff. We sew over at our site it’s so great to see other projects.

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  1. [...] girl! She had such an incredible time. I had made the pettiskirt last week and posted about that here, and then decorated the tank top and made a headband to match. Strangely enough, it was kind of [...]

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