In just 20 min I created this Vintage Sweet Skirt for my little one! About a month ago I went to something I have never been to before. A real live auction. You know the type you have seen on TV where the auctioneer talks a million miles a minute?
It was quite the thrill. I ended up scoring this nasty hamper for $1 because the auctioneer didn’t open it up and show everyone what was inside. It housed about two dozen vintage sheets! SCORE!
You should have seen the raised eyebrows when I got the bid. While they certainly smelled vintage it wasn’t anything my washing machine couldn’t handle.
One of the sheets (or maybe it was a curtain who knows) had this cute little ruffle at the bottom. I thought it would make a charming summer skirt for my 4 year-old daughter.
How To Make the Vintage Sweet Skirt
Step 1 – Measure
I measured my daughter’s waist at 19” so I cut the width double that to 38”.
Then I just guesstimated on the length and cut out a rectangle of fabric (you could use another skirt as a guide for the length).
Step 2 – Fold and Cut
I folded the right side edges together and then cut an angle so that it wouldn’t look boxy but would have more of an A-line shape to it.
Step 3 – Sew
I pinned it and then sewed the edge together.
Ste 4 – The waist
Next I folded the waist under 1/4” and then under 1 1/2” since my elastic was 1”.
Then I sewed that down leaving a small opening to wiggle my elastic into.
Step 5 – Finish
Then I sewed the elastic ends together and then tucked everything in place and sewed the opening shut.
In 20 minutes I had an adorable summer skirt.
Plus I have a heck of a lot of sheet left.
Maybe momma needs a matching one, what do you think?
Vintage sheets are easy to find at thrift stores, yard sales and Goodwill.
It is a lot of fabric for very little money.
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