Or the skirt that will get your child to stop asking for a Barbie skirt asap!
I’m sharing some quick instructions on whipping up a Barbie skirt in no time at all using your sewing machine and serger. If you don’t have a serger then it might take longer than 5 minutes, but it’ll still be quick.
You’ll need scrap fabric 10″ x 4″ and 5 1/2″ of 1/4″ elastic.
First, slowly feed your fabric piece and elastic into the serger to begin stitching and secure elastic to the fabric (sometimes pulling the serger thread tails will help get it started), then stretch the elastic along the top to the end of the fabric edge and serge all the way down. If your elastic doesn’t want to “catch” at the beginning, you can use your sewing machine to stitch a quick couple of stitches at the beginning to hold it in place, then move to your serger to finish.
In the pic above, you can see the serged elastic at the top.
Serge the bottom edge of the skirt, then fold towards wrong side of fabric and press.
Topstitch bottom hem.
Fold skirt right sides together (trying on Barbie first to make sure it fits!) and sew the side seam where you want it, finishing the seam with your serger.
Weave in ends, press and you are done! The waistband isn’t finished other than it being serged with the elastic, but you can fold it down and topstitch if you want it to be finished.
Don’t worry, there are lots more less-than-10-minute Barbie clothes coming 😉 We apparently need lots of them around here!