Girl’s Ruffle Skirt in Lemonade Seersucker

So, one end-of-summer sewing project is done. Elora-Belle and I call it the Lemonade Skirt. I love how it turned out. girls layered skirt

The seersucker is really a perfect weight for the ruffles, which bounce and swish, even when Elora-Belle is just walking.

The entire skirt is made from strips of fabrics, so it goes together quickly and easily, and the pattern is quite forgiving.

I used Dana’s Tutorial: The Layered Skirt. I even employed her so-called “cheater method” for gathering fabric – and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to sewing rows of basting stitches and tugging.

girls layered skirt

girls layered skirt

If you’ve been itching to try ruffles but have been scared to give them a go, this ruffle skirt will give you a healthy dose of practice gathering and attaching ruffles (JDP, this means you). And the end product is so, so cute. Don’t you think?

girls layered skirt

Though it could certainly be dressed up, this skirt, as you can see, is also perfect for running around in. And the skirt will carry well into fall by being worn over leggings.

The elastic waist doesn’t hamper maneuverability, which is very necessary for butterfly stalking among the zinnias…

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… in their final shouts of color before cooler weather mutes them.

zinnias