The Dishtowel Skirt (A Tutorial)

The Dishtowel Skirt (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

This cute little skirt was made from dishtowels!

 

The Dishtowel Skirt 1 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

Inexpensive, easy to sew, already hemmed and festive:

 

The Dishtowel Skirt 2 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

Holidays always bring the cutest little linens. I picked up these two Easter-themed dishtowels from Target and made them into a skirt for Boo:

 

The Dishtowel Skirt 3 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

Here’s how to make your own! Dishtowels are perfectly sized for a girl’s skirt up to about a size 6.

Step 1 & 2: Lay out your dishtowels and cut them in half.
Step 3: Cut off the side seams, but leave the bottom seams.
Step 4: I used the towel with the bunny as a patchwork panel so I trimmed the sides.

The Dishtowel Skirt 4 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

Step 5 & 6: Sew together your panels to create 2 large panels.
Step 7 & 8: Once you have two larger completed panels, place them on top of each other and sew the side seams together.

The Dishtowel Skirt 5 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

Step 9 & 10: Turn your skirt inside out and fold the top edge over about 1.5″ to form a casing for elastic. Finish the raw edge.
Step 11 & 12: Stitch your casing closed leaving about an inch opening to insert the elastic into. Thread the elastic through, sew the elastic shut and close the casing.

The Dishtowel Skirt 6 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

I added some pretty crocheted trim at the bottom of the skirt for some extra detail:

The Dishtowel Skirt 7 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

Dainty and pretty!

The Dishtowel Skirt 8 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

The finished skirt:

The Dishtowel Skirt 9 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

To make a matching tank, I made a little pom-pom from crocheted trim……

The Dishtowel Skirt 10 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

…..and sewed it to a plain camisole:

The Dishtowel Skirt 11 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

An Easter-themed outfit!  A quick sew and great for a beginner project.

The Dishtowel Skirt 12 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

My sister Perry is here visiting this week! We had fun today hiding eggs in the yard to practice for some upcoming Easter hunts:

The Dishtowel Skirt 13 (A Tutorial) via lilblueboo.com

 

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  1. 1

    Love that fabric! I bought those tea towels when I was on holidays in the US last week – but what a clever idea to make them into a skirt!!! It looks lovely.

  2. 2

    Such an ADORABLE skirt!!! I’ve been looking for an easy pattern to make for my nieces. I think this may be a one-pinning this now.

    Kari
    Newlyweds on a Budget

  3. 3

    That is so cute. And simple!! I love those dish towels. The possibilities are endless. Cute little model too!! :)

  4. 4

    So so so cute! I have got to get me a sewing machine SOON! I have so many little girls in my life (as a nanny, Sunday School teacher, and Aunt) that I would love to make this for!! My mom has one I can use so I need to hit her up for it. LOL Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  5. 5

    OMG you are so talented! I bought the same Easter egg towel a week ago but could never make anything out of it, let alone something this cute. You are so inspiring in so many ways! Hapyp weekend :)

  6. 6

    You and your family are all soo good looking. your mom, sister, you, your husband, and.boo.

  7. 7

    This is so stinking cute!!!

  8. 8

    get out?! off to target now…

  9. 9

    How super sweet! I’m going hunting for great towels like those tomorrow!

  10. 10
    Amy Baldridge says:

    LOVE!! What a cute idea! With this & the sock bunnies, my Punky’s Easter basket is getting full! c:

  11. 11

    what are my chances of ordering one of these…..so sweet?

  12. 12
    Beth Morrow says:

    Adorable!

  13. 13

    Super cute!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  14. 14

    Fabulous idea!!! I will def be trying this!

  15. 15

    So cute! I’m going to be scoping out dish towels for the rest of my life now. :)

  16. 16

    LOOOOOOVE!!!!! Thanks for the tute!

  17. 17

    Oh! That’s Perry? She looks so different from her yesterday’s pic! I didn’t even recognize her. I’ve always heard that a vacation and getting away from home can make you look refreshed. She must have been long overdue for one.

  18. 18

    I’ll never look at dish towels the same!!

    Adorable!

    Hugs,
    Gina

  19. 19

    I just made this! Thank you for the great idea and tutorial!!!

  20. 20

    Love it love it love it! I cannot watch the lullaby video. I have been without my antidepressant for a few days and even my bunnies being cute is making me cry uncontrollably. That video will undo me.

  21. 21
    Meghan Grace says:

    I bought those towels!!! I am so happy to see Boo in another darling skirt! I am also so happy to see Perry with you, too! Happy Sunday, Ashley!!!

  22. 22

    What a cute project! So glad Perry is there! Boo looks happy to see her too! Stay strong Ashley!!!

  23. 23

    This is just the cutest!

  24. 24

    Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing:)

  25. 25

    Ok, now that is rediculously adorable!

  26. 26

    What a cute skirt. It almost looks doable even for me!

  27. 27

    Saw this yesterday and ran to Target :) Found the dish towels (your a genius) and made the skirt for my daughter last night. Adorable, super quick and easy. Thank you for sharing this :)

  28. 28

    Thank you so much for this idea. You have really inspired our Easter festivities here in Florida. I am making three skirts for the girls and I have already made six sock bunnies by request when everyone saw the ones I made for my two kids. Love your ideas and I am inspired by you everyday!

  29. 29

    Super cute & you’re right! Stores always have the cutest seasonal towels, etc! Thanks for sharing!

  30. 30

    Love it!!

  31. 31

    OMG…you and your sister certainly look alike! Love the skirt! Love you :-)

  32. 32

    Ok now I’m just full on embarrassed that I haven’t started on 2012 resolution # 1 – learn to sew. That is adorable!!!

  33. 33

    I made this skirt today, it was easy and fun nap project. I only used the egg towel and filled in w/ purple cotton. (I was too cheap to buy both $3 towels~ha ha). It turned out SO cute. Thank you for the inspiration!

  34. 34

    Hi,
    SO i wanted to make this skirt, but wondering if when you cut the towel in half and leave the edge won’t some of the eggs be upside down? maybe I’m just confused.

  35. 35

    A friend sent me this link and I surprised my daughter with this skirt for her Easter bunny pics at school today! Love it…thanks for a great tutorial.

  36. 36

    Thanks for the great quick and adorable tutorial. My version here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47311306@N07/6880986608/in/photostream

  37. 37

    Just made this adorable idea for my 5 year old..and the extra material??? Perfect size to make a place mat!!

  38. 38

    I made up a couple of these for my girls and posted about them here http://twincess.blogspot.com
    I linked back to you.
    Thanks for the great tutorial!

  39. 39

    That’s an absolutely lovely skirt!!! So cheery!!

  40. 40

    Love this! Great idea!

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