Hi, I’m Sarah. Follower of Sew Woodsy and friend of Mrs. Woodsy. Graphic Designer by day and full-time mommy/crafter/sewer/maid/waitress/boo boo kisser… I’ve gotten off track…. Anyway. I have a 3-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy at home who fuel my need to buy cute baby things. After the initial first-time-mommy, I-need-everything-new-for-my-baby, delusional world I was in wore off, I realized I was crazy for spending that kind of money on my kid’s clothes. Now, I buy used or I sew! I taught myself with the help of YouTube videos, craft blogs like this one, and I read the instructions on my sewing machine.
That’s it. Nothing fancy.
I started by measuring my kid (I got her to sit still with a combo of snacks and “Princess and the Frog”). I put the tank on her inside out, pinned the straps at the shoulder to fit her, and marked how long I wanted the tank. Then I measured (eyeballed) how long to make the skirt portion. I cut a rectangle of fabric from the paisley and sewed it into a tube. I used “french seems” which I learned from here.
Then I cut a 3” wide strip twice as wide as my rectangle, hemmed it, and sewed it into a tube. Then I pinned like crazy and sewed them together (I am still shocked this came out as well as it did).