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One of the things about being sick on Christmas is that the small final details don’t get done until much later. Case in point, sewing the ribbon on one of Phoebe’s ballet skirts.

I found this great pattern to make an adult size ballet skirt at The Selfish Seamstress, who, by the way, is really very UNselfish.

For those who don’t know, ballet skirts are fairly expensive…about $25 each. So if your daughter feels more comfortable a little more covered up and wants to wear them for every class or practice it can get pricey.

I remembered that I had some polyester chiffon from some previous projects in my stash was was able to make her three different skirts. I also cut the pattern down and make Esther a matching skirt out of one of the fabrics.

Here’s the pattern link. The pattern will be printed on about 8 pages. You’ll need to cut and tape the pages together. Then lay the pattern on the fabric and cut it out.

After you cut the fabric, zig zag around all the raw edges.

Here’s the hardest part, lay your ribbon on the right side (if your fabric has a right side) waist area of the skirt and pin the ribbon. The ribbon is really long so you’ll have a lot of overhang.

Sew the ribbon to the skirt. I used a small zig zag.

Go outside and have a photo shoot. Then, go to ballet class and have all the girls oooh and ahhh over your one of a kind skirt.

Any other ballet advice you can give the newbie ballet mom?

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