How adorable are those Babushkas? This is one of those fabrics I bought because I liked it so much even though I had no idea what I wanted to make from it. I’m not the only one who does that, right? Please tell me now :)
I wanted to create something that will let the fabric stand out on it’s own, and came up with this skirt. It’s a straight cut, I measured the little one’s waist and added about 5 inches in width for the top part of the skirt. In retrospect I probably could have made it wider but it works fine cut straight, especially since she gets some width in the bottom part.
The bottom ruffle is what I’m really proud of. You could probably use math to figure out the length you need for the ruffle but I just eyeballed it. I cut the strips full width of the fabric in the length I needed – ok, here you will need to use a bit of math. I just knew that I wanted most of the green showing, with red on the bottom and the babushkas just peeking through in between.
Once I sewn all the strips together, I started ruffling in a way I liked and if I ended up not having enough fabric I would have just added on another piece. Not a very scientific way of sewing, I know, but it mostly works :)
The reason I’m so proud of it?
The whole thing is sewn double sided, there is not a seam or thread peeking anywhere. I will create a separate tutorial on it if you are interested, just let me know in the comments.
The ruffle was done using a ruffler foot. I invested in this one a while back and I love it! Technically it’s a pleating foot and you can adjust the width between the pleats and the depth of each pleat, love it!
Daycare test: A+
I didn’t get any complaints about the mobility, and she loves the little dolls.Pin It