Easy Baby Skirt- With Attached Bloomers! | FreshlyPlanted

Easy Baby Skirt- With Attached Bloomers!

Here's the second skirt pattern, as promised! If you missed the first pattern, you can find it here. As I've shared before, we live at least a half an hour from everything. Which can make projects tricky sometimes. For instance, when you're making a onesie dress and forget to buy the plain onesie (ahem). So, after some digging around, I found these bloomers & had an inspiration. Two in one! I love how these layers stay together when Esther is wearing them. Simple for dressing, and diaper changes too. 


To make this 3/6 month skirt, you'll need:
Step 1: Measure & cut your rectangle. For this 3/6 month skirt, I cut my rectangle 30 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches long**. This skirt hits right at her chubby little knees, which gives her length to grow- very important!

**If you have bloomers for a larger size, you can easily add to the width. Measure the top of your bloomers, then multiply that number by 4.  For a longer skirt, just add to the length as desired. I reference this chart when deciding on waist size & skirt length for girls 6 months-15 years. 

Step 2: Sew the back seam together, making a long skirt tube. My seam allowance was 1/2 inch, but you can use whichever allowance you like. Press the seam open. 

Step 3: Hem your skirt. You can sew a standard hem, or a super easy ribbon hem. I follow the ribbon hem directions on this free Oliver + S skirt pattern

Step 4: Then attach the elastic to the top of skirt, per step 8 on these instructions via Barefoot in the Kitchen. If you have larger bloomers you'll need a longer elastic too- check out this step to get the proper length measurement.

Step 5: This step is optional, but I found it very handy for attaching the skirt to the bloomers. I sewed the skirt to the bloomers using a very loose stitch. Alternately you could pin them together, but I think this took the same amount of time- without shifting on me (or pricking my fingers) as I sewed.

Step 6: Sew a small zigzag stitch from the outside with a coordinating thread, right over your elastic gather (from Step 4). Make sure you're catching your bloomers as you sew, and that you back-stitch at the end. I went back and forth a couple times at the end for strength; Esther is small but mighty! Remove the thread from Step 5, if you used one. 

Step 7: Admire, enjoy, celebrate!


Step 8: Take necessary pictures with big sister, in matching skirts. Can you see those chubby little feet? I'm biased, but I think those might be the most kissable toes ever. But that's just my opinion (wink). 


Speaking of big sisters, here are a few more pictures of Isia wearing her matching skirt.

As you can see, it's great for playing in the woods. Which means there's already been a request for "at least one more." It's already been laundered twice, and is holding up great, so I see at least one more in our future. Perfect for adventures!


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Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy is a former art classroom teacher from the city, now unexpected homeschooler to three active kids in the woods. She loves nature, good books, large pots of tea, and creative projects with her family. You can read about their learning adventures and more at Freshly Planted.com

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