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Sunday, August 7, 2011

EXTRAORDINARY GUEST: Little Ruffle Skirt Tutorial & GIVEAWAY!

hello...my name is bec
and i am so excited to be able to share on 36th Avenue today from my little blog/label called 
 smallbirdie.




I live in a beautiful little city called Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia with my best friend, who also happens to be my husband. I work as a nurse but lately I can't seem to take my focus off sewing.
I love creating things, making new from old and i love the joy of sharing all the little creations that come along the way. 

Today i have the pleasure of sharing a tutorial of a beautiful little ruffle skirt that i designed for one of my little nieces. 


You will need (for size 2T)...
  • 2 X Cotton fabric 18"x10"
  • 18 strips of fabric 18"x2"
  • 18" elastic 1.5" wide
  • waistband- 5.5" x 21"
  • cotton
  • sewing machine




First, with the cotton fabric pieces, cut in from 2" at the top to the bottom corner, and round the bottom, like you would to make an A-Line skirt. Hem the bottom.

Next, prepare your fabric strips by hemming each side of the length, so that no raw edges are showing.



once all the strips are done, sew a running stitch at the top of each strip, and pull from one end of the cotton to create a ruffle. make the ruffle to fit the width of the A line piece of fabric you have already cut. Continue this process for each strip.






next, sew on each ruffle starting from the bottom, covering the hem.






there will be some fabric at the top that is still visible, but this will be covered by the waistband. 


next, place both pieces of the A-Line skirt together right sides facing out, and sew along the sides. Trim the edges. Turn inside out, and sew along the sides again, encasing the stitch you have just made...this is a french seam.




Finally, the waistband. Fold the waistband in half, meeting each 5.5" side, and sew at the edge. Iron the waistband in half lengthways, and fold in a 1" tuck each side and iron flat. It should now look like a waistband to sew on the top of the skirt. pin the waistband in place at the top of the skirt, ensuring that each side meets up, and covering the top of the last ruffle.






sew the waistband in place, leaving a 2 inch gap to thread the elastic through. Thread the elastic through, and sew ends together. Sew the gap closed. And you are finished!

i tried it on my little neice, and she LOVED it!




how super cute is she??






Thank you so much for having me. I hope to see you soon at smallbirdie.

bec.

............................................

Now for the giveaway!!

Bec is going to give away one of these gorgeous little ruffle skirts (Size 2T-6), using this same fabric, and matching tee...

LUCKY YOU!

 TO ENTER:
1. "follow" smallbirdie.
...and come back here and leave a comment telling me you did with your email address.

...and come back here and leave a comment telling me you did with your email address.

 or if you already follow smallbirdie, or like it on facebook?
...leave a comment here letting me know!..with your email address.

FOR ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

Leave a comment on smallbirdie.
...and come back here and leave a comment telling me you did with your email address.


Leave a comment to smallbirdie on facebook.
...and come back here and leave a comment telling me you did with your email address.


MAKE SURE YOU COME BACK HERE TO LEAVE YOUR
COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR ENTRIES...
THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN COUNT YOU IN.

GIVEAWAY WINNER!


Congratulation to Jeannie your comment "I am following small birdie through google! " got you the cuttest little ruffle skirt and matching T-shirt...
Thank YOU Bec for sharing this GIVEAWAY with my readers...♥

Bec, this outfit is A D O R A B L E!

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63 Comments:

At August 7, 2011 at 10:59 PM , Blogger emneilsen said...

I am now a follower of smallbirdie
emilygraceneilsen@yahoo.com

 
At August 7, 2011 at 10:59 PM , Blogger emneilsen said...

I liked smallbirdie on facebook
emilygraceneilsen@yahoo.com

 
At August 7, 2011 at 11:00 PM , Blogger emneilsen said...

I left a comment on smallbirdie's facebook page
emilygraceneilsen@yahoo.com

 
At August 7, 2011 at 11:02 PM , Blogger emneilsen said...

I left a comment on smallbirdie's blog
emilygraceneilsen@yahoo.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 2:35 AM , Blogger TwinsMom said...

I liked smallbirdie on facebook and left a comment. I hope I am the lucky winner of this adoreable skirt for my daughter, since her mother (that would be me) does not sew. If we win the only problem will be finding something for her twin brother to wear that is just as cute.

 
At August 8, 2011 at 6:16 AM , Blogger Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

how cute! I now follow small birdie!

 
At August 8, 2011 at 6:16 AM , Blogger Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I left a comment on her blog http://www.smallbirdie.com/2011/08/love-map-cards.html?showComment=1312809348816#c3578968584203542320

my email is thecraftingfiend(at)gmail.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 7:09 AM , Blogger Jeannie said...

I am following small birdie through google!

 
At August 8, 2011 at 7:09 AM , Blogger Jeannie said...

I am liking on FB!
mrsboschma(at)hotmail.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Jeannie said...

Left her a comment on her adorable blog!
mrsboschma(at)hotmail.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 7:18 AM , Blogger .Chrissy said...

I started following small birdie(happily : )) and I liked it on facebook. I am in love with that skirt! My little girl would look so adorable in that skirt. and I LOVE the fabric that she picked out for the skirt. It is absolutely PERFECT!
chrissyrobbins@gmail.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Lil' Luna said...

I am a follower of Small Birdie - so cute!
Kristyn
mylilluna@gmail.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Lil' Luna said...

I now follow Small Birdie on FB!
Kristyn
mylilluna@gmail.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Lil' Luna said...

Left a comment on Small Birdie FB. :)
Kristyn
mylilluna@gmail.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Blogger Lil' Luna said...

I also left a comment on the blog because that skirt is so FLIPPIN' adorable. I LOVE it!
Kristyn
mylilluna@gmail.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 11:20 AM , Blogger melissa said...

I am now a follower of smallbirdie. I love this skirt..it is made for a princess and my princess would look so stinkin cute in it!
quiltingdreams2009@yahoo.com
-Melissa

 
At August 8, 2011 at 11:38 AM , Blogger melissa said...

I liked smallbirdie on facebook under Spunkiemissy or Melissa Johnson
quiltingdreams2009@yahoo.com
-Melissa

 
At August 8, 2011 at 11:41 AM , Blogger melissa said...

I left a comment for smallbirdie on facebook under Melissa Johnson:)
-quiltingdreams2009@yahoo.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM , Blogger melissa said...

I left a comment for smallbirdie at her blog.
quiltingdreams2009@yahoo.com

 
At August 8, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger pat said...

Such a cute skirt idea. I love the colors. I left a comment on facebook and smallbirdie site. Also followed smallbirdie.

 
At August 9, 2011 at 3:25 AM , Blogger Beth Partin said...

I am following smallbirdie on blogger.
ekpartin@gmail.com

Be sure to check me out on blogger too.
mamapartin.blogspot.com

 
At August 9, 2011 at 3:29 AM , Blogger Beth Partin said...

I also "liked" smallbirdie on facebook.
I hope I win, my little girl would look absolutely PRECIOUS in it!
ekpartin@gmail.com

 
At August 9, 2011 at 6:57 AM , Blogger Something about Stacey said...

I follow small birdie on blogger

 
At August 9, 2011 at 6:57 AM , Blogger Something about Stacey said...

I left a comment on small birdies page

 
At August 9, 2011 at 11:43 PM , Blogger Lesli said...

I follow her blog via Google Friend Connect {Lesli}

littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

 
At August 9, 2011 at 11:44 PM , Blogger Lesli said...

I like smallbirdie. by bec finch on Facebook.

{facebook.com/a.little.umbrella}

littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

 
At August 9, 2011 at 11:45 PM , Blogger Lesli said...

Left comment on her blog

littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

 
At August 9, 2011 at 11:47 PM , Blogger Lesli said...

I left a comment for smallbirdie. by bec finch on Facebook.

{facebook.com/a.little.umbrella}

littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 6:27 AM , Blogger Jacque said...

I am now a follower of smallbirdie

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor
thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

My email address is: preciousmoments84@gmail.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 6:28 AM , Blogger Jacque said...

I have left a comment on smallbirdie's blog about this cute skirt and the little girl wearing it!

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor
thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

My email address is: preciousmoments84@gmail.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 6:29 AM , Blogger Jacque said...

I have clicked the "like" button on smallbirdie's Facebook Page too!

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor
thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

My email address is: preciousmoments84@gmail.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 6:51 AM , Blogger btanders said...

Wow! This is adorable. So cute and soft!

 
At August 10, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Wendi said...

SUPER, SUPER CUTE! I subscribed to smalbirdie.

wendisouthwick@gmail.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Wendi said...

P.S. I also left a comment on smallbirdie.

 
At August 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM , OpenID rebekahdawn said...

I'm following smallbirdie!
rebekahdawn_ak@yahoo.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM , OpenID rebekahdawn said...

I liked smallbirdie on facebook.
rebekahdawn_ak@yahoo.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM , OpenID rebekahdawn said...

I left a comment on her facebook.
rebekahdawn_ak@yahoo.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM , OpenID rebekahdawn said...

Left a comment on her blog.
rebekahdawn_ak@yahoo.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Stephanie @Colors of a Mommy said...

I am now following smallbirdie's blog!
stephanie_m_ansell@yahoo.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 11:03 AM , Blogger Stephanie @Colors of a Mommy said...

Following smallbirdie's facebook page!
stephanie_m_ansell@yahoo.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Stephanie @Colors of a Mommy said...

Left a comment on her facebook page!
stephanie_m_ansell@yahoo.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 11:09 AM , Blogger Stephanie @Colors of a Mommy said...

Left a comment on her blog!
stephanie_m_ansell@yahoo.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 3:50 PM , Blogger Cheryl said...

I am now a follower of smallbirdie.
chocoholicmomma@gmail.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM , Blogger Cheryl said...

I liked smallbirdie on facebook! :)
chocoholicmomma@gmail.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 3:59 PM , Blogger Cheryl said...

I wrote a comment on your smallbirdie blog about the lovely dollies you sewed into a table runner.
chocoholicmomma@gmail.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM , Blogger Cheryl said...

I left a comment to smallbirdie on facebook.
chocoholicmomma@gmail.com

 
At August 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM , Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm following smallbirdie.

 
At August 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM , Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I left a comment in smallbirdie saying you sent me there. Thanks for linking up at Market Your Biz and Giveaways :)

 
At August 10, 2011 at 10:05 PM , Blogger Jordan McCollum said...

My girls would love these! Thanks for sharing :D

 
At August 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM , Blogger BizzyMom said...

I follow smallbirdie!

 
At August 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM , Blogger BizzyMom said...

I like smallbirdie on FB

 
At August 12, 2011 at 10:43 AM , Blogger BizzyMom said...

I left her a comment on her blog.. That outfit is sew beautiful!!!

 
At August 12, 2011 at 10:45 AM , Blogger BizzyMom said...

and.. I left her a comment on FB!

 
At August 14, 2011 at 1:01 AM , Blogger TaRa said...

I followed Smallbirdie

 
At August 14, 2011 at 1:01 AM , Blogger TaRa said...

I said to her that I love her churros

 
At August 14, 2011 at 1:02 AM , Blogger TaRa said...

I liked Smallbirdie on FB

 
At August 14, 2011 at 1:02 AM , Blogger TaRa said...

and said hello to her

 
At August 14, 2011 at 7:32 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

I am following smallbirdie on her blog and left a comment!
jametilla@hotmail.com

 
At August 14, 2011 at 7:35 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

I liked smallbirdie on fb!

jametilla@hotmail.com

 
At August 14, 2011 at 7:36 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

I left a comment for smallbirdie on facebook!

jametilla@hotmail.com

 
At August 14, 2011 at 7:57 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

I left a comment on smallbirdie blog also!

jametilla@hotmail.com

 
At August 15, 2011 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

This GIVEAWAY is CLOSED!

 
At August 15, 2011 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Hello
I just wanted to let you know that I have mentioned you in one of my posts. If you wish for me to remove any content please let me know

Cheers
Jennifer
www.eatcraftsow.blogspot.com

 

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