Project- Sewing: When the sun shines, we make lovely pleated skirts and complementary hair accessories

Lovely pleated skirts made for little girls. Headbands with bows or carnations were made to complement the gathered skirts.

The fabrics were bought as fat quarters from Create and Craft TV. The fabrics are designed by Craft cotton company.

Materials needed

  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Fabric 1 metre ( for a skirt)
  • Sewing thread
  • Elastic
  • Sewing pins



STEP 1: Cut the fabric for the band( remember the seam guide). Cut the fabric for the pleated skirt. Make random pleats to fit the size of the skirt band.


STEP 2: Sew the pleats to keep the pleated design in shape. Join the pleated skirt base at the side seam. Sew the hem of the skirt.


STEP 3: Sew the band to form a ring by joining it at the side seam. Attach the band to the skirt using pins.

Sew the band to the skirt and leave an opening for elastic. Insert the elastic and then sew the ends of the elastic to join it.


STEP 6: You can make hair accessories to complement the skirts (I made hair bow and Carnation\roses. I attached the carnation and hair bow to headbands).


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