November 26, 2014

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Color Splash Miniskirt

Add a splash of color (and pattern) to an ordinary skirt using this fun technique!

It's easy -- all you need is a miniskirt, some scrap fabric and ribbon, and a sewing machine.

**UPDATE:

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway, we have a winner! Sue said, " Very cute. I definitely would add a splash of pink as all 5 granddaughters love it, but lime green would be great, too." Totally rockin' color combo, Sue! We'll be in touch with you via email soon :) 

Start by sewing the ribbon onto the piece of scrap fabric. I decided to make stripes, but you could make a checkerboard pattern, or even do a loopy design...!

When you're done, tidy up the edges of the fabric by clipping off the extra bits of thread and ribbon. 

Then, take your miniskirt and mark off where you want to add the color splash. Make sure your desired splash isn't bigger than the scrap you just embellished. :)

Set your machine to a short (2.0) stitch length, and stitch around the line you drew. This is called "staystitching". 

Cut out the middle of the splash area, being sure to stay about 1/8" away from your staystitching. 

Slip the splash into the miniskirt, and play around with it until you like the arrangement. Pin it down, and sew it into place on top of your staystitching line.

Clip off any extra splash material from the back, and if you want, go ahead and zig zag around the edges to finish them. From the front side, rough up the raw edges of the skirt with your fingernail, to give it a slightly distressed, "lived-in" look.

Then, all that's left is to have fun styling your splashy new skirt into your doll's wardrobe :)

Giveaway closed -- thanks everybody for entering! 

Thanks, and have fun with this!
For Pixie Faire,

Melinda


100 Comments

Reina
Reina

July 01, 2016

Excellent idea!!!!!

Lore
Lore

January 03, 2015

This is a really inleglitent way to answer the question.

Bob
Bob

December 29, 2014

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Tracy
Tracy

November 30, 2014

I would make the hole a star shape and add a bit of Christmas fabric and she would have a holiday skirt!

Marshawn Gates
Marshawn Gates

November 29, 2014

I would add a splash of PINK AND GREEN! What a beautiful little IVY….my mini AKA sorority doll would be with the skirt on…

Victoria
Victoria

November 29, 2014

I think I’d add a splash of Disney!

Yelena
Yelena

November 29, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of purple with silver/grey stripes, two of my favorite colours.

Danielle
Danielle

November 29, 2014

If I made this skirt, I’d add a splash of blue!

alice
alice

November 29, 2014

I would use dark pink for a splash to go with the top.

Sherri S
Sherri S

November 29, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of denim and rhinestones.

Kim
Kim

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of black to a white skirt. I like the crisp contrast between black and white.

Alice Rogers Nielsen
Alice Rogers Nielsen

November 28, 2014

Cute skirt, Would be nice to add to my doll patterns. Thanks

Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of hot pink piping to the bottom edge of the skirt.

Desiree H
Desiree H

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I would add a splash of burlap lined lace.

Carol Ann
Carol Ann

November 28, 2014

If I made this project (which I will) I’d use hot pink and neon green.

Darlene
Darlene

November 28, 2014

I would put lines of crocheted chain stitch, using a yarn that brushes into fluff, adding a fuzzy texture.

Diane Harris
Diane Harris

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I would use demin skirt and red fabric with stars, to remind us of those who have fought to give us the freedom we have. We have so much to be Thankful for.

Susan
Susan

November 28, 2014

If I made this project I’d add a splash of camo fabric

Crystal
Crystal

November 28, 2014

I would add a splash of blue and lavender!

Gail
Gail

November 28, 2014

f I made this project I would add a splash of sequin or glitter fabric. I might even add a splash on top of the splash with another fabric Another Idea, if the skirt is made out of a knit or t shirt material would be to not cut out the piece on the mini skirt. but instead cut small 1/4 strips in sections out and then at the bottom of the area one could cut these off leaving a fringe like effect as the t shirt or knit strips would curl upon itself. Or not cut the strips at the bottom and have a jail door like effect with the splash fabric peeking out between the strips.

Anne C-E
Anne C-E

November 28, 2014

I’d make the hoodie peacock blue and add a blue splash to the skirt. I might make it a cat’s head instead of geometric.

Barb
Barb

November 28, 2014

I would add NEON PINK to the skirt.

Cynthia
Cynthia

November 28, 2014

If I made this project I would add a splash of Blue and Gold, our school colors.

Rita
Rita

November 28, 2014

Oh yes, It might be fun to put a picture in this spot—maybe a favorite pet.

Karen
Karen

November 28, 2014

Maybe I’m just anal but with a pink jacket, I would add pink color to the skirt

Rita
Rita

November 28, 2014

This is a darling idea. I think I might use a patterned fabric to get out of gluing on the ribbons. __ Lazy, yes.

carm
carm

November 28, 2014

Plaid is in right now…I would splash it with red sparkly plaid!

Rhondda
Rhondda

November 28, 2014

If I made this fun outfit , I would add a splash of green & gold – for Australia !

Renee H
Renee H

November 28, 2014

I would love to try this idea out.

Bonnie Jean
Bonnie Jean

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of …..metallic blue background, a little fish charm, then top it with yellow netting from a bag of onions or fruit. It would look like she had a goldfish splashing around in her pocket.

Elizabeth F.
Elizabeth F.

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of rainbow fabric!

Patti
Patti

November 28, 2014

When I make this project I would make several variations in the white denim. One with a splash of blue and red for the 4th of July. Another with teals & blue for summer fun nautical time. The other variation would in a black denim with gold and silver for a glitzy night out. Another would be a floral print with white lace and/or eyelet material. So many variations running through my mind right now…too many to list.

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

November 28, 2014

I would love a splash of purple and pink!

d andes
d andes

November 28, 2014

I will add a sparkly inset, probably in black metallic, which my granddaughter will love! I have the perfect miniskirt to add it to, made from the bottom of a leg from her old, pale blue jeans.

Jane Whiteley
Jane Whiteley

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I would make the skirt in a washed denim blue with a splash of white lace!

Jesica
Jesica

November 28, 2014

If I made this project I’d add a splash of blue and lime green or gray and yellow. Love what you did though and love to win it!!

Sandy
Sandy

November 28, 2014

If I made this project I would have to do two because of my grandchildren would both want one so probably pink for one and purple for the other because that’s their colors!

Diane
Diane

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, the skirt would be red and I would add a splash of green holly leaves and a star of gold.

Peggy
Peggy

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add aqua in two tones.

DianeKae
DianeKae

November 28, 2014

Oh my! I’d add a bit of sparkle or lace insert. Such a stylish touch!

A. Zamudio
A. Zamudio

November 28, 2014

I love your skirt. Initially, I thought I’d add a splash of pink, but that doesn’t really give it the edge that this skirt deserves. So, maybe black with a little embroidery pattern with a rainbow thread.

Doris
Doris

November 28, 2014

For some Christmas sparkle, I would add “something” metallic to a denim mini.

janet S
janet S

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of …… Orange! Thanks for the give-aways and tutorials.

Abriella
Abriella

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of pink or turquoise!

Mariam
Mariam

November 28, 2014

I would add a splash of pink.

Sue
Sue

November 28, 2014

Very cute. I definitely would add a splash of pink as all 5 granddaughters love it, but lime green would be great, too.

Terry
Terry

November 28, 2014

My grandkids would love this. I would add black material with white ribbon.

Betty
Betty

November 28, 2014

Two granddaughters and two dolls means two skirts. One would have to be pink and purple, and the other lime green and teal blue

Donna Ochs
Donna Ochs

November 28, 2014

I’d do a pretty sunshine yellow in a round design.

Wendy
Wendy

November 28, 2014

Love the skirt and can think of multiple colour combination. However, I would probably go with blue or red.

Garm
Garm

November 28, 2014

I’d use a rich green with a gold ribbon for my splash of color.

lyce
lyce

November 28, 2014

Chevron pocket in each (3) of my grand daughter’s fav color.
Thank You!

Darlette
Darlette

November 28, 2014

If i made this skirt I will add some red and blue strips of color

Marian
Marian

November 28, 2014

I would make the skirt out of a peach colored denim and accent it with a flower cutout. The insert would be a splashy peach, pink, yellow and red floral print to match the trim on the button up shirt.

Mary R
Mary R

November 28, 2014

Love this idea. I would add a splash of red with white dots.

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

November 28, 2014

When I make this project, I’ll add a splash of sparkly gold denim w/brown strips of ribbon to my existing brown mini skirt! Thanks for this FUN idea — now the ideas are swirling in my head!!!

nancy in IN
nancy in IN

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of pink/purple, colors my grand loves

Tari
Tari

November 28, 2014

I would cut out a wreath shape out of white denim, put a Christmas GREEN print as a splash,k and add a a red bow to compliment the wreath.

Angela Hendrie
Angela Hendrie

November 28, 2014

Simple and so effective.

Bonnie
Bonnie

November 28, 2014

So cute and so easy. I would design this skirt in a light gray soft fabric with a pink lace insert over a turquoise satin fabric with sequins sewen here and there. Thanks for the great tutu rial.

Shirley Hoy
Shirley Hoy

November 28, 2014

I would make a denim skirt with a silver sparkly accent.

Martha
Martha

November 28, 2014

I will add the color blue from my old jeans
My grand daughters will love it

Bev
Bev

November 28, 2014

I’d add a plaid color patch with a top opening for a pocket- possibly two-one in front side and back hip pocket.

Martha
Martha

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d cut a heart shape and add a splash of bright pink, and then add some dainty white lace to one top corner of the heart, diagonally.

kathi
kathi

November 28, 2014

cant wait to try this! so cute!

Lisa
Lisa

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I would use either a leather or lace insert in a denim skirt.

Shannon
Shannon

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of turquoise.

Robin
Robin

November 28, 2014

I would make this in light denim with the splash in black lace over rose or turquoise satin . Then I’d add biker boots and jacket with a lacy tee. Very cute!

Ruth
Ruth

November 28, 2014

I will make this fabulous little skirt with cordurory as the main fabric with a leather insert.
I love all your patterns and never is there a hard one to put together. A BIG plus for this old Granny‼️

Pat
Pat

November 28, 2014

If I made this project I would add a splash of navy blue sequins.

Kathy Wheeler
Kathy Wheeler

November 28, 2014

When I make this I will add a fabric that has all the crayon colors. My grand daughter will love it!

ANNA
ANNA

November 28, 2014

If I made this I would add embrodiery on the front with a xmas theme or flowers for spring.

Barb
Barb

November 28, 2014

What a lovely idea. Thanks for the opportunity to win something.

Carm
Carm

November 28, 2014

It would be fun to try many different combinations and shapes.

Nancy C
Nancy C

November 28, 2014

If I made this project I would use purple or turquoise with a matching hat!.

Susan
Susan

November 28, 2014

Oh yes! Thanks for the tutorial. I can see a black skirt with hot pink accent. Gonna give it a try.

Mary
Mary

November 28, 2014

It’s so cute and adorable!

Thresea Wright
Thresea Wright

November 28, 2014

I would add a splash of a matching shirt.

Sophie T
Sophie T

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of aqua with zebra print!

Gail
Gail

November 28, 2014

I think I would change it up a little bit and make the patch into a heart shape and add lace to the heart opening and surround the outside border in pink fur.

Kathy
Kathy

November 28, 2014

This is so adorable and would be fun for the granddaughter too.

Sharon
Sharon

November 28, 2014

I would have to add a bright green since it’s my great niece’s favorite color.

Jan
Jan

November 28, 2014

I think some colorful tiny buttons and ribbons would look nice.

ShannyC
ShannyC

November 28, 2014

I’d probably use a splash of awesomeness like pink or purple. Those are the two staples in our house. Or animal print. You can’t go wrong with animal print.

Rhonda
Rhonda

November 28, 2014

How cute is that! Of all the beautiful colors to pick from, how about red and aqua. Thank you for the chance to win!

Cathy Robillard
Cathy Robillard

November 28, 2014

If I made this pattern I would add a splash of an animal print like a leopard!

Nancy
Nancy

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d choose a blue denim skirt and add a red bandana splash. A tribute to the 1960’s!

Michelle
Michelle

November 28, 2014

When I make this skirt, I will add purple and gold. A Christmas print would be cute too!

g jackson
g jackson

November 28, 2014

I would add to this hot pink and black leopard print with clear gems.

Bee
Bee

November 28, 2014

If I made this project I would definitely add pink!

Marlene
Marlene

November 28, 2014

I’m sure this will add a new look on an old favorite!!

Katina
Katina

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I would add purple with gold teddy bears.

Margaret Haffner
Margaret Haffner

November 28, 2014

something shiny and sparkly, turquoise blue!

JC
JC

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of pink and turquoise.

kb
kb

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of lavender, apple green and aqua!

Amanda
Amanda

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of raspberry pink with aqua blue polka dots.

jane
jane

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of gold and blue.

lena juka
lena juka

November 28, 2014

When I make this project I am going to add a splash of a red, white and blue print making it not only colorful but also patriotic. (Perfect because this is for an AMERICAN Girl Doll.)

MARGARET
MARGARET

November 28, 2014

When I make this skirt I would use pink ribbon secured with a decorative stitch using silver thread

Janice
Janice

November 28, 2014

If I made this project, I’d add a splash of Christmas fabric along with tiny gold bells!

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