Side Bustle Kids Skirt DIY – Fall Collection 2013

Side Bustle Skirt with FREE #Sewing Pattern  ||   sewingrabbit.com

I am so excited to be kicking off the Fall Collection today with the Side Bustle Skirt. It is one of those items that I have absolutely fallen in love with, and couldn’t be happier to share with you.

The side bustle skirt boasts a nice full skirt, made with lightweight fabric that has a lot of movement. Extra fullness is given at the side panels with gathered bustles sewn in, as well as a very minimal high-low hem. The free sewing pattern offered for this skirt comes fully digitized in Sizes 4T and 6 years.

Side Bustle Skirt with FREE #Sewing Pattern  ||   sewingrabbit.com

I always know something is a hit when my daughter wants to take it off of the dress form and wear it immediately…and when I regret not having one in my own size.

Side Bustle Skirt DIY – Fall Collection 2013

Side Bustle Skirt with FREE #Sewing Pattern  ||   sewingrabbit.com

Side Bustle Skirt with FREE #Sewing Pattern  ||   sewingrabbit.com

 

Side Bustle Skirt with FREE #Sewing Pattern  ||   sewingrabbit.com

How to Sew the Side Bustle Skirt

Materials:

  • 1 yard lightweight, ‘flowy’ fabric (voile, polyester, silk, lightweight knits, anything with a lot of movement)
  • 3/4″ elastic
  • Pattern Pieces Downloadable HERE

Instructions:

Side Bustle Skirt with FREE #Sewing Pattern  ||   sewingrabbit.com

Side Bustle Skirt with FREE #Sewing Pattern  ||   sewingrabbit.com

Side Bustle Skirt with FREE #Sewing Pattern  ||   sewingrabbit.com

And you are finished!

It is really rather easy to sew together, the corner edges within the side bustle being the most difficult part. Just be sure to clip the corner seams slightly at the edges, and you won’t have any problems with it puckering.

We are going to get tons of use out of this skirt for the Fall Season! 

Side Bustle Skirt with FREE #Sewing Pattern  ||   sewingrabbit.com

Side Bustle Skirt with FREE #Sewing Pattern  ||   sewingrabbit.com

And even more when Spring comes back around.

Now its your turn. Show me what you are Sewing this Fall..

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We want to see what you are working on! Simply Tweet, Instagram, or Post on Facebook using the hashtag #SewingRabbitFallCollection. We’ll show a round up of some of our favorites every Saturday, with a link to the Social Media you chose to use. We want to share the Fall Sewing love, and show everyone just how awesome you are!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing what you are working on!

Until next time…Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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Comments

    • Jess says

      Thank you so much Teresa!! Can you believe, I picked that fabric up for $1 per yard in LA. I am totally kicking myself for not purchasing 10 more yards of it!!! Alas, I only got 1 :)

  1. says

    I luuuurve this! It would be great for an adult too, because the volume doesn’t start at the waist, but half-way down (so avoiding making the post-baby tummy area looking any bigger).

  2. Lucinda says

    the skirt … the styling . . . your daughter . . . all so cute!! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern – it’s so fun!

  3. Melody says

    Just finished this skirt for my tallish 3 yr old granddaughter. I used the 4 and I think it will be perfect. So cute and easy, as well as quick. Thanks so much for the great free tutorial. xo

  4. Renee says

    What a great, classy skirt. I just printed the pattern today! My family especially appreciates your “modesty comment” in the instructions. It’s just so important for our young girls. Many thanks!

  5. Elaine says

    I went to cut out my pattern and cannot figure out how to make everything fit on 1 yd of fabric. I am making the size 6. Am I missing something, or should I have purchased an extra 1/4 yd?

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