|Skirt for Clawdeen, Monsters High.|
This is for a tall 8 year old and I'm sure you could adapt the principle to fit whichever age of size you need.
The skirt was first. It should have been with box pleats and a matt fabric, but my little monster wanted the panne velvet in purple.
The cloth was width 60 inches and we bought
|Measure your fabric.|
Then I sergered the top edge and machine stitched it down with an inch hem for the elastic to run through.
Thread elastic through. A good tip I found for measuring elastic to fit is - measure your waist, take 2 inches off the measurement and cut the elastic to this size. Thread through the casing. Overlap 1 inch of elastic and sew. This gives a good fit without too much stretch.
Next I sergered the lower edge and measured
|Waistband ready to be stitched.|
I had a double layer of netting which I added to the same hem line to give the idea of a netting underskirt. My monster didn't want a full size scratchy net underneath so the added part gave the illusion.
The skirt is finished - it fits and Clawdeen Jnr. is more than happy.
Still to come are the top and fur jacket. What are you going to make for your little monster?
|Elastic added to waistband.|
|Lower hem sergered and seamed.|
|Netting folded in half ready for stitching.|
|Netting pinned in place on lower hem.|
|The completed skirt.|