Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dollar Store Fairy Skirt to Under The Sea Themed Fairy Skirt

A Dollar Store Fairy skirt upgraded to an "Under The Sea" themed Fairy Skirt.

This is another tutu for the 2010 Tutu Drive by Samster's Mommy
For this I used some Nemo fabric that was on sale at the fabric store, but any fish, sea themed or even a solid blue color would do for the base and then the Dollar Store fairy skirt was sewn below the waistband and the bottom layer also cut into strips to be sort of a whimsical seaweed.

Items used:
  • Dollar Store Fairy Skirt
  • 1/3 yd fabric
  • Straight Pins
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • 3/8 inch elastic - 20 inches
  • Iron
  • Ruler
  • Safety pin

For the hem press up 1/2 inch, then fold over and press again.

Using a sewing machine, stitch 1/4 inch from the edge all of the way around. 

For the top I zigzagged the edges so they would not ravel. 

Press under 1 inch.

Pin the back seam together and sew a 5/8 inch seam up to 1 inch from the top.   Press the seam open and stitch over the pressed edge at the hem 3/4 of and each from the middle seam on each side over the hem so the seam will lie flat.

For the waistband, stitch 5/8 inch from the top the circumference of the skirt, then pin a safety pin to the end of the elastic, thread the elastic through the waistband, then overlap a 1/2 inch at the ends then stitch over the ends several time so the elastic will be secure.

Put the Dollar Store fairy skirt over the top of underskirt and match up the elastic of the fairy skirt to just under the edge of the edge of the waistband of the underskirt, pin into place and stitch down.  I then cut the 2nd layer of the fairy skirt into approximately 2 inch strips.

Samster Mommy Tutu Drive


  1. Cute little skirt. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday - would love if you added the party button:)

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  3. Love the under the sea theme!