Ruffle Skirts

A couple of months ago I made these cute ruffle skirts for the younger girls, using some measurements and instructions I found in an out-of-print quilting magazine.  They were so easy and the girls love them.  I loved finding the fabric on sale, and I only needed 1 yard for each skirt (about 1/2 yard of each different fabric).  As much as I love long skirts, these shorter ones paired with leggings or tights are so great for active girls…they don’t get caught in bike chains and they don’t get in the way when you’re trying to climb a tree or something!


  1. Thanks, Tanya!

    I need to go through everyone's clothes still. Our weather continues to have some warm days and then some cool ones so I didn't want to put away all the short sleeves just yet!

  2. Karen,

    Thank you! I had so much fun finding coordinating fabric prints for these. The possibilities are limitless.

    I agree about the department stores. Lately I have been able to find so many cute leggings, though. The ones with lace at the bottom are my favorite.

  3. I like the rose theme and pretty pink colors of your play-skirts. Leggings are what my own girls wore under their play-dresses, too.

    The department stores should take a tip from bloggers when it comes to children's clothes.
    Karen A.

  4. Yes, a tutorial is needed! 🙂

    The fabrics look so much fun together…and the girls have grown so much.


  5. I'll "third" Mrs. Rabe's request for a tutorial/measurement instructions! I, too, have active girls and agree that this is a lovely alternative for outdoor active play and still remains feminine. 😉 Thanks for sharing and I hope to be able to glean from your creative find, too.



  6. Madame Wildflower~
    Thank you!

    Thanks! Yes, they've gotten lots of wear already…and they've even been tested out on some hay bales at a friends house…they were great for running and climbing on the huge hay bales!

    Deanna and Heather~
    Well, yes, I would consider doing a tutorial for these! In fact, I already took the photos of each step when I made these this summer! Thanks for asking…I was vacillating between "should I, or shouldn't I?" Your request lets me know that at least two people would be interested in it! 🙂

  7. Those are so cute! As they grow you could add another ruffle!

    Would you consider a tutorial or at least instructions as far as measurements?


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