Sunday, July 7

dr seuss for sisters

One of my nieces is celebrating her first birthday.  Her sisters and she will be decked out in style!  The two older sisters have matching skirts.
Dr. Seuss ruffle skirt

This is the birthday girl's dress.  It's basically a pillowcase dress with fabric band at the top tied in a bow, and a ruffle along the bottom.  The diaper cover matches the blue bow.
Dr. Seuss pillowcase dress and diaper cover

The fabric was chosen by her mom.
A close-up of the neckline.

The older sisters' skirts are a mathematical feat.  I used a red and white chevron for the underskirt, added three layers of ruffles, and a layer of red tulle.  The top layer has a red ribbon on top.  Each of the three fabric ruffle layers were pieced together from a variety of Dr. Seuss fabrics.
The bottoms of each ruffle layer were serged with a narrow rolled hem on the bottom and just a regular 4-thread stitch at the top.
The lines were marked on the skirt after the tube was made, and before I put the elastic in the top.  That made it easy to attach the gathered tulle and fabric ruffle layers.
I started at the bottom and added layers as I went up.  Because all the edges were serged, I didn't have to worry about a lot of loose threads or frayed edges.

Happy Birthday, E!