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Groovy Gathered Skirt

By: Lelanie Denso for To Sew With Love

This fun Groovy Gathered Skirt from Lelanie Denso would be perfect for any little girl!  The stretch allows for fits for all sizes and girls are sure to love the twirly ruffles!  When it comes to kids clothes, homemade is the way to go!

 Groovy Gathered Skirt


  • Waist band: 2 pcs. (12" x 4")
  • Skirt: yop layer 2 pcs. (16" x 5")
  • Bottom layer (plain) 2 pcs. (16" x 7")
  • Sewing machine and thread


  1. Let's start with the waist band. Bring the short sides together, wrong side facing together, sew straight stitches 1/8" away from the seam. Sew both short sides.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  2. Turn your waist band inside out. Fold on the crease where you have sewn the straight stitches and sew straight stitches 1/4" away from the edge. We've just made a french seam.  Do the same to the other short side.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  3. Fold twice (1/4" folded twice under) one of the longer side of your waist band (this will be the top part of your waist band) and sew a hem with straight stitches. Repeat the same steps for the top and bottom layer of your skirt.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  4. Sew gathering stiches on the unsewn side of your skirt pieces.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  5. Gather your skirt pieces.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  6. Place your top skirt inside your bottom skirt.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  7. It would look like this when viewed from the gathered side of the skirt.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  8. Sew straight stitches 1/4" away from the raw edge of the skirt pieces just a little above the gathering stitches.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  9. You can finish it with zigzag stitches, coverstitch, overlock stitch. Or better yet, serge it!

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  10. Turn your skirt inside out. Topstitch on your waist band.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  11. With elastic thread, begin sewing shirring stitches on your waistband.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
  12. Now, you have a layered gathered skirt with shirred waist.

    Groovy Gathered Skirt
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this is really cute what size is this ?

Can a skirt be more ADORABLE and fairly simple to make. My granddaughter loves to wears skirts and how much fun we would have picking out fun fabrics together. Ready to get started! Thanks for sharing!!

This is a very nice sewing project for girls...I will sure do this for my daughter..The instructions are very easy to follow too..


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