DIY Poodle Skirt

My mom made me a poodle skirt when I was in middle school. I remember feeling so proud that she took the time to sew it for me. I loved that skirt.

So when a friend invited my girls to her party and mentioned that they "could" wear a poodle skirt, if they had one---well I knew it was time to continue the poodle skirt tradition.

For my skirts, I didn't use a pattern from the store. Instead, I remembered the Circle Skirt that I made for Afton a few years ago. I went back to the post from "Made Everyday by Dana" (I LOVE her blog) and I used her directions again. I also used a post on "Make It & Love It" to help me along. Both posts are great at explaining exactly how to make a DIY Poodle Skirt!

And the best part is, you don't have to hem the skirt! The only 'mandatory' sewing is the waist band. I sewed on the leash and poodle--- but you could hot glue those onto the skirt if you wanted. The pattern for the poodle is from "Make It & Love It".

Helpful hint-- I found a pair of elastic shorts that fit each of my girls well and used those to determine the waist measurement for the elastic.

Also, I made the skirts to hit about mid-calf. The girls wanted them long. Like 'the real ones from Grease'-- according to Afton.

For their tops, those are actually ballet leotards. Afton's is a spaghetti strap one from Target and Maisy's is a three-quarter length sleeve style from Academy. I used striped "black & white fabric" from my stash to make the scarfs around their necks. And the pink glasses and pink satin jacket were borrowed from a friend.

The girls had a blast at the party. And I was so thrilled that I got to make their skirts.


Like I told my husband... "Most days I just make lunches, beds, and dinner. But today, I got to make poodle skirts. And that makes me happy!"

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