|I couldn't resist making one for Claire too. They still think it's fun to be twins.|
About 1 yard stretchy cotton knit fabric
Six inches elastic, about 1/8 inch thickness (thin, but thick enough to sew over)
Scissors, measuring tape, matching thread, fabric marker/tailor's chalk, seam ripper, etc.
1. Measure your child for waist and chest circumference, back of neck to waist, waist to mid-calf (or however long you want the skirt) and head circumference.
2. Cut a piece for skirt, adding an additional five inches to the waist--four for gathering, one for seam allowance. Flare the skirt to the desired length (the more flare, the more movement in the final outfit). Use the first skirt piece to trace and cut a second.
14. On the bodice/skirt seam, attach a thin, three inch piece of elastic. Sew securely.