Girl's Skirt & Ruffly T-Shirt - Serger Project

What a great outfit to make for that cute little girl in your life! This skirt can be made for a child of any age just by taking some body measurements. The skirt has a contrasting fabric hem band that is finished with a decorative overlock stitch. The inside hem looks very professional.

This hem technique can be used on adult clothing, too. The ruffles on the T-shirt are serged with a rolled hem and stretched to create the "lettuce leaf edge".

Supplies Recommended:

  • Cotton fabric
  • 1/8 yard fabric for hem band in a contrasting color
  • Leftover fabric for headband and flowers
  • Small piece of felt or polyester suede that coordinates with fabrics
  • Child's T-shirt
  • Cover/chain stitch foot
  • 1 spool heavy thread for ruffles on shirt
  • 1 spool crochet-type thread for hem badn
  • 4 spools regular serger thread
  • 1/2"-wide fabric tape
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Fabric sealant
  • 3/4 yard of 1" elastic, or depending on waist of child
  • Bodkin
  • Girl's headband
  • 2 large buttons
  • Fabric glue
  • Marking pen in color that will show on T-shirt
  • Rotary cutter with pinking blade

Cutting Edge Serger Techniques by Barbara Goldkorn