My kids love that new show on Disney Junior, Jake and the Never Land Pirates. My daughter especially loves that there is a girl pirate and has been dreaming of being a pirate for next Halloween. But, after seeing this super simple tutorial over at Filth Wizardry, I knew I would have to get her exploring now with this adorable pirate skirt!
I started with 2 bandanas, that I purchased from Joann's. I washed and air dried the bandanas, then ironed out the wrinkles. I used a large plastic lid (about 5 inches wide) to draw a circle in the center of each bandana.
Next, I cut a line from the center of one of the sides to the circle, and cut out the circle. Save those circles - you can put them to use later.
Then, I put the bandanas on top of one another right sides together, and stitched along one of the sides where I cut. When you open them back up, you can see the skirt starting to form, with one side hem stitched and the other side hem still open.
I used one of my husband's old ribbed t-shirts and cut about 6 inches from the bottom. This is going to make the waist. I cut along the shirt's side hem so I had one long piece and not a tube, and started pinning it to the top part of the skirt, right sides together. Then I ran a straight stitch.
I used the original hem from the bottom of the shirt to run my elastic through for the waist. Once the elastic was in place, I folded the bandanas back over, right sides together, and ran a straight stitch on the other open side hem all the way up through the waist.
It looks so adorable and was so easy to make! I used one of the extra circles of bandana fabric and appliqued it onto the front of a tank top. I think we will try to make some pirate swords this weekend as well. Please be sure to check out Filth Wizardry for her simple step by step tutorial, and make a pirate skirt for your own little swashbuckler!