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Saturday, January 1, 2011

10 Steps to an easy peasy poodle skirt!

Hello Everyone!  Just wanted to post a super quick way to make a poodle skirt for Halloween!  Not sure it's the right way, but it worked for me!  Here's the steps:

1 - Measure the length of your little one from the waist down to where you want the end of the skirt to fall.  Measure her waist too.
2 -  Purchase felt in the color you want.  I got mine at JoAnn's & used a coupon.  Go ahead and grab some ribbon, elastic, and a poodle iron on applique while you are there!  
3 - Lay the fabric out flat on the floor.  Cut large piece to a square.  Find the center by folding in half and then half again.  This is where you will cut out the circle the size of her waist.  I just cut a little piece out to mark the center and then unfolded it.  I then used a pencil and a tape measurer and went around in a circle from the center marking with pencil where I wanted to cut out for the waist. 1/2 the waist measurement since marking from the center.
4 - Cut out the circle in the center for the waist.
5 - Now cut out the outside circle (bottom of the skirt.  Use the measurement you took from her waist to the where you wanted the bottom of the skirt to fall for this.  Measure all the way around, marking with a pencil as a cut guide.  Pencil line should look like a big circle.
6 - Cut out the bottom of the skirt.
7 - Sew on the stretch elastic to the waist.  I cut the elastic 3 inches smaller than her waist so that it would fit nice without falling down.  You will need to gather the felt a little as you go.
8 - Iron on the poodle applique.  You can stitch around it if you want to... I didn't.  I know...I'm lazy like that.
9 - Sew on the ribbon (leash) for the poodle.  You can use liquid stitch if you want.
10 - Step back and admire your work!  

All done!  I told you it was easy!  I'm all about doing things the quick & easy way!



AllieMakes! said...

Cute! I'm impressed that you tried a circle skirt without knowing how to do it. Its not the traditional way to do it, but it worked and thats the important part! YAY! This is the best way to learn to be a great sewer!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie.
I can't wait to see what you have next week!

CheekyMommaof2 said...

Super cute!

I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by and follow me back!

Cheers from Being Frugal & Making It Work!

Missy Schranz said...

Hi, Jill! I'm your newest follower and I really have enjoyed looking over your blog. You have a really cute blog!! Please stop over to my blog and take a peek and follow me back!

Sara said...

Cute blog and you are so talented! I wish I was crafty! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following you back!


Miri said...

Oh a poodle skirt! What a great costume! Just add a pony tail and saddle shoes (or Mary Janes!:)

Samantha said...

Hi Jill! Thanks for following my blog, I just looked through yours - I like it! This poodle skirt is really cute!!

Susie Buetow said...

Very cool! I bookmarked this just in case I need this for one of my daughters! How fun!
Thanks for stopping in during the FOllow Friday Blog hops! I'm your newest blog follower.

stop back as I have a link up every friday!!!


Crystal said...

That turned out so cute! Great job.

poodle skirt said...

This is really the super quick way to make a poodle skirt. I had learn a lot about preparing a poodle skirt from these 10 steps. Thank you.