What you will need for this project
- 2 bandanas (in team colors) - Go Tigers!
- Grosgrain ribbon - optional
The first thing you will do is cut your bandanas in half on the diagonal so you have 4 triangles as in the picture above.
Then you need to cut off about 3-5 inches from each end corner depending on the size of your child. I did 3 inches for my 15-month-old and it still allowed for lots of ruffle.
For the next steps I forgot to take a picture so please do not be concerned when you see the bandanas are the wrong color. I just used these from my bandana top tutorial to substitute. If you need any clarification on this step you can go here.
Open your bandanas up and place one of them inside the other. Line them up so that they look like the picture above and pin.
Now you will adjust your stitch length to the longest setting and put two rows of basting stitches around the top edge. DO NOT BACKSTITCH. There is only one in this photo, but you need two rows. You will take the long string from the bottom side your work and knot one side so that it sets that work. Take the long strand on the other end of your work on the bottom and pull, so that it ruffles. If you have never done this type of gather before you can go here for more information.
You are going to put your t-shirt inside of your skirt bottom you have been working on. The right side of your bandanas should face the right side of your shirt. You will adjust the ruffles so that it fits the size of your shirt. Make sure you align the side seams so that your bandana hem hangs in the right position. Depending on the length of your t-shirt and how tall your child is you have have to add it up higher on the shirt and cut off some of the length of the shirt. My shirt was a little long so I cut it off first. Then when you have everything adjusted accordingly you will stitch your skirt onto your shirt. Make sure you readjust your stitch length for this step to a shorter stitch length. Then you need to finish that seam and trim the edges.
Now flip your skirt down and if you wish you can add a ribbon like I did just for some added detail. Put it on your little girl and CHEER CHEER CHEER!