SOOO my babies turned one last month & this week I finally got their pics taken! I made them cup cake blink tank tops cause they had a cup cake party. Then I made them white pettiskirts with the half complete tutorial from the martha site (yardage is off AND its for an 18m size ONLY). Luckily I knew the yardage was off & I wanted the 18m size! SO I got them finished except I just haven’t had time to put the ruffle fluff on the bottom… but they look good otherwise.
There is an ehow tute which is good for the sizing, but I like the waist on the martha one much better, its feels $$, not so cheap. Also I don’t like how big the waist piece is for the petti’s for the older girls. Also you would need to measure long… the fluff of the skirt does take away some of the actual length.
The supplies I think cost me around $40 for both of them. If you do want to make them order the Nylon Chiffon online… it will be cheap, but is MUCH softer then the stuff at JoAnns! Nylon & Poly chiffon are NOT the same!!!!! Poly will fall apart/unravel & simply doesn’t work.
All that being said… join a co-op & buy a pre-made one for $50!!!! Unless you like gathering & gathering & gathering it will cost you well over that in supplies & time. I like to
When the girls out grow theirs I will probably save up & buy them bigger ones that will last for most of the ‘petti’ phase.
If you didn’t click on the green links in the post & would like to give them a try, here are the tutorial links again. They are very doable, especially for a grandma with a little extra time free of children!