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4th of July Ribbon Skirt

Ribbon is such a great trim to accessorize almost anything will. It adds a finishing touch that almost nothing else can. Ribbon comes in so many different sizes, colors and designs. I just love it! Emily from Everyday Art is sharing how she uses ribbon and ric rac to embellish a super cute skirt for her little girl for all of her 4th of July festivities and celebrations. I am in love with this little skirt and all of the possibilities and different looks you could achieve with different placement, colors or designs of ribbon. So much fun and so many possibilities! Enjoy!

Hello! I’m Emily, visiting from Everyday Art. 
I am soooo excited to be sharing a project with you today!
I had a blast making this 4th of July Ribbon Skirt,
and thanks to the Ribbon Retreat I think it turned out adorable. 

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
It’s perfect for a summer day full of parades, bbq’s and soaking up the sun.
Not to mention it is soooo quick and easy. And bonus, it’s self lined! Yeah!

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Want to make one for your little girl? 

Red Saddle Stitch Ribbon and Ric Rac Button Red Ric Rac

Here’s how. 
Start with a piece of white cotton fabric, 45″ wide. To determine how much you’ll need take the length you want the skirt times 2. Then add 2 inches.
(For example, this skirt is 11 inches long, so… 
11 X 2 = 22 + 2 = 24. I need 24 inches.)

Decide what ribbon you want and where you want it placed.
WARNING this is Seriously the Hardest Part!
(If you’ve ever seen the choices from the Ribbon Retreat, you know what I’m talking about.)

Using a ruler, draw lines where you want your ribbons. The lines should run from salvage to salvage.
Also, remember this piece will be folded in half, so keep all the ribbon etc. on ONE side!

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Instead of pinning the ribbon in place, just lay it along the line you marked as you sew it on. 
Sew down the center of the rick-rack and along both edges of the ribbons. 
(I sewed all of one color first, so I didn’t have to change my thread a million times.)

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Do the same for the next color of ribbon.

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now fold your fabric in half (so one salvage end meets the other) with wrong sides together and 
sew 1/2 inch from edge, making a big tube.
 (I used a french seam so the raw edges wouldn’t show, but you don’t have to.)
  
4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Hem the bottom front edge of the skirt by folding the raw edge under 1/2 inch and then 1/2 inch again. 
Iron and stitch in place. 

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now fold the other raw edge up 1/2 inch and 1/2 inch again. Iron and stitch in place.

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Fold the fabric in half so the hem on the front of the skirt (the side with all the ribbon) is 
a little longer than the hem on the inside layer. Iron. 

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Sew 1 inch from the folded edge, leaving a small gap in the back to thread elastic through.

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut a piece of 3/4 inch elastic equal to your waist measurment. Lift the top layer of the skirt and thread the elastic through the gap left in the back.

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Sew the ends of the elastic together. (Make sure it isn’t twisted!)
Put the top layer back in place and stitch the gap closed.

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Your skirt now has a cute top layer with amazing ribbon and a lining underneath for a little added modesty.
You’re done! 
Now you have one adorable 4th of July Skirt…

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
And one extremely happy little girl!

4th of July Ribbon Skirt - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
And of course plenty of left-over ribbon to make some adorable bows!
Thanks again to The Ribbon Retreat for all the fun supplies. 

Here’s a list of what I used. 
Kona Cotton (solid white)
Polka dots, 7/8″ (dark royal with white)
Swiss dots, 3/8″ (red with white)
Saddle stitch, 3/8″ (royal blue/white, and red journal/white)
Ric-rac, 3/4″ (royal)
Ric-rac, 1/2″ (red)


Fun and festive and fabulous??? Yes! This cute little ribbon skirt is all of those and more! Thank you Emily for sharing your talent with us today! To see more of Emily’s crafty goodness, make sure to visit her at Everyday Art.

Do you know what you are wearing to your 4th of July BBQ and all your 4th of July festivities? What about your little peeps? Let us help you! Check out these festive 4th of July articles of clothing perfect for your whole family to enjoy and wear this 4th of July…

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2 Comments

  1. SUSANA
    Posted June 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    QUE LINTA LA FALDITA ME GUSTO………LA BLANCA CON LAS CINTAS DE COLORES.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Susana! Thank you so much! This fun little skirt is so cute and we are so glad that you like it! Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for your comment! Michelle 🙂

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