Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day - Toddler Skirt

Happy Valentine's Day!  Here are my two little valentine's, Rebekah is wearing a new skirt I made for her!  Directions and more pictures are below.  This morning I came downstairs and found a beautiful potted rose plant sitting on the table!  In return, the kids and I made giant chocolate chip cookies with icing, and I took one to Kevin's work and left it in his car.  I have been so incredibly blessed with a husband that loves me as the bible describes (1 Corinthians 13:4-6 see below).  He has a strength in the Lord that I can always lean on, and he treats me as if I was a cherished treasure, and I love him all the more for it!  Here's a picture of us on our honeymoon, 6 1/2 years ago.

1 Corinthians 13:4/6 (The Message)
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure int he flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

Do you like Rebekah's Skirt?  Here's how I made it!  I started with a toddlers pair of pink corduroy pants.  After ripping out the seam, I cut the pants to about knee length and turned it into a skirt, like here.  (Super easy to do on a toddler skirt!)

Then I cut two pieces of curved fabric, 5 inches wide, and about 2 feet wide.  The longer the length, the more gathered the skirt will look.  Also, if you want it to be more flowy, make your curve sharper.  I zig zag stitched around each piece, all sides, and then sewed the ends together.  Finally, hem the bottom side.  (See finished part below)

Then, hand sew around the top of the white part using large stitches, like 1 inch stitches.  Pull the thread tight until the circumference of your bottom piece matches that of the bottom of your skirt.  Pin the piece to the skirt like shown below.  I like to make sure the folds are all going one direction, but that's not necessary. 

Here's the finished skirt, but it looks a little plain.  

So, I decided it needed a little more embellishing.  I added ribbon around the bottom and made an "R" for Rebekah.  I also added a ribbon flower by the pocket with a button as the center, and then made a matching one for a hair clip.  I think it's adorable! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's evening!  We are going to make chocolate covered strawberries!


  1. Love the skirt and the cute pic of you and hubby!

  2. Aw ;) I saw this blog post at the bottom of one of your other posts and just had to click it! Time goes by so quickly. And I KNEW you jazzed up Rebekah's skirt the minute I saw it-- LOVE it! :)

    1. Thank you Ashley. They are so cute and look so little, and I miss that skirt of Rebekah's too!


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