I seriously love the look of pettiskirts- fluffy and froofy and twirly. Piper Jane definitely needed one as a wardrobe staple- doesn’t every little girl? And, really, it’s the perfect addition to this year’s cowgirl Halloween costume.
Before you start on this endeavor, I should tell you- the steps are simple, but the process takes quite the chunk of time. I would contend that it’s worth it (did you see the pics?), but you should know that going in.
That being said, to finish off your sweet lil’ cowgirl costume (or even just to make a little teeny pettiskirt for fun), you’ll need:
5″ by 6 yards nylon chiffon
3″ by 1.5 yards nylon chiffon
3″ by 26″ nylon chiffon
2″ by 12 yards nylon chiffon
7″ by 26″ satin
sew machine and supplies
*Tip: get your chiffon already cut in 2″ wide and 5″ wide pieces here. Or you could order 6 yards here like I did and cut it yourself… but I’d recommend the former.
Ruffle 2″ strip so that it is 6 yards long. You can use a ruffle foot, or the basting-stitch-and-gather method… or here is another way to ruffle away.
Pin and sew the 2″ ruffle to the 5″ piece.
Sew a basting stitch along the top edge of the 5″ piece, gathering as you go. Attach to the 3″ by 1.5 yards piece. Repeat by sewing a basting stitch along the top edge of the 3″ piece, gathering as you go. Attach to the 3″ by 26″ piece.
Finish off the bottom and side edges of the satin piece. Iron top edge down once, or serge edge. Sew the 3″ by 26″ piece of chiffon to the satin. Iron top down to make casing. Thread ribbon through casing.
Pair with cowgirl accessories for Halloween, or keep for another special occasion. Fluffy and lovely!