How To Make A Mommy & Me Matching Holiday Outfit

By JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores

ITEM # 39913747P118

How To Make A Mommy & Me Matching Holiday Outfit

By JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores

ITEM # 39913747P118
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Crafting Time:
Weekend Project
Skill Level:
Advanced

DESCRIPTION +

GIRL'S OUTFIT
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Girls Tulle Skirt

  • Tulle 2 ½ yds.
  • Petticoat netting 1 ½ yds.
  • 1/2 yd. lining
  • 1 pkg. of 1” decorative elastic or waist measurement
  • Kraft paper
  • Sewing Notions

  • Girls Top

  • Woven Buffalo Check Fabric
  • Sewing Notions
  • 4 Buttons, Size ½”
  • Pattern McCalls M7797 Version B

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Girls Tulle Skirt
    All seams are 3/8” unless stated

  2. Cut 6 strips 14” (size 6 or length needed. Adjust yardage for longer lengths) X width of soft netting or tulle for over skirt
  3. Cut 3 strips of 14” X width of petticoat hard netting (adjust yardage for longer lengths)
  4. Cut one strip of netting 2” X width of netting for yoke
  5. Cut 1 waist measurement of elastic.
  6. Using Kraft paper, create a A-line skirt out of lining. Measure waist plus 10”, divide in half for 1 front and 1 back. Then divide the front and back in half again. One side of the front and back will become the center front and center back on fold. Starting at the center fold shape the waist so that it goes to a curve to the side seam 2” higher. Draw a straight line down 15” to create a hem line. Measure out 4” at side seam hem. The length at the center fold should be 15” curving to the side seam of 15”. Connect hem side seam to the waist side seam. Cut 2. Sew side seams together, slightly gather waist to netting. Hem lining with a turn and turn hem.
  7. Sew all 6 strips of netting together and gather as tight as possible. To get a tighter gather, using a gathering foot, increase the stitch length, tighten top tension of your sewing machine. If the netting gathering is not full enough, run the gathered netting through again using gathering foot.
  8. Sew petticoat netting together, gather with gathering foot. Sew gathered petticoat netting to yoke strip. Do not serge the seams as the threads will show through the over skirt netting. Cut off excess yoke netting at the end if needed. Gather yoke to fit skirt netting. The reason for the yoke is to reduce the large amount of netting gather into the waist line but give fullness needed for a tutu.
  9. Serge the gathered nettings and lining together for a clean finish at waist. Sew elastic a ½” seam for the center back. Open seam, sew flat on both sides. Attach elastic by marking center back, center front and sides. Do the same to the netting. Stretch elastic to fit the netting with a strait or small zig zag stitch.
  10. Trim any uneven netting.
 
  1. Girls Top
  2. Use pattern and follow instructions to create the little girls tops
TIP: Make sure to place the grain line correctly on the print fabric so all pieces match when the garment is fully constructed.
WOMEN'S OUTFIT
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Women’s Top & Skirt

  • Simplicity S8743 + pattern required materials, view B
  • New Look 6651 + pattern required materials, view A
  • Organza in amount required in pattern for skirt
  • ¼ yd. Lace fabric with large applique motifs
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Scissors
  • Iron

  • Womens Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Shoes
  • ¼ yd Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Fabritac Glue
  • Frey Check
  • 1/16 in black trim or ribbon
  • scissors
  • xacto knife

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Women's Skirt:
  2. Omit belt and pockets.
  3. Sew two skirts (one of satin, one of organza) and baste together at waistline. Pleat both layers as one before attaching waistband.
  4. When finishing, hem satin underlayer ½” shorter than organza. Use narrow (¼”x ¼”) hem for the organza layer.
 
  1. Women's Blouse:
  2. Sew blouse, following pattern instructions.
  3. Gently cut applique pieces out of lace yardage and pin onto blouse shoulders to check before sewing.
  4. Attach lace pieces to shoulders using a hand applique stitch.
 
  • Tips:
  • As side seams of skirt pieces are on the bias, it is best to allow skirt to hang overnight before hemming.
  • Use a finer machine needle (like Size 9/70) when sewing special occasion fabrics like satin and organza.
  • Finish seam allowances with pinking shears, overlock machine, or zig-zag stitch to prevent fraying.
  • Always test special occasion fabrics before ironing to ensure proper heat setting is selected.
 
  1. Women’s Shoes
  2. Cover the areas of the shoes with with fabri-tac and then immediately place a larger square piece of fabric on the glued area and smooth down all fabric.
  3. Cute some of the excess fabric off so you have more room to work and can see the shoe better.
  4. Use xacto knife to cut precisely cut off the fabric right where the edge of the shoe ends.
  5. Immediately use fraycheck to smooth down raw edges so fabric does not start to fray.
  6. Use a skinny ribbon or trim to cover the raw edges of the fabric on shoe. Glue on with fabri-tac.
  7. Cover fabric with mod-podge for more stability. This also helps with ware and tear.

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GIRL'S OUTFIT
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Girls Tulle Skirt
    All seams are 3/8” unless stated

  2. Cut 6 strips 14” (size 6 or length needed. Adjust yardage for longer lengths) X width of soft netting or tulle for over skirt
  3. Cut 3 strips of 14” X width of petticoat hard netting (adjust yardage for longer lengths)
  4. Cut one strip of netting 2” X width of netting for yoke
  5. Cut 1 waist measurement of elastic.
  6. Using Kraft paper, create a A-line skirt out of lining. Measure waist plus 10”, divide in half for 1 front and 1 back. Then divide the front and back in half again. One side of the front and back will become the center front and center back on fold. Starting at the center fold shape the waist so that it goes to a curve to the side seam 2” higher. Draw a straight line down 15” to create a hem line. Measure out 4” at side seam hem. The length at the center fold should be 15” curving to the side seam of 15”. Connect hem side seam to the waist side seam. Cut 2. Sew side seams together, slightly gather waist to netting. Hem lining with a turn and turn hem.
  7. Sew all 6 strips of netting together and gather as tight as possible. To get a tighter gather, using a gathering foot, increase the stitch length, tighten top tension of your sewing machine. If the netting gathering is not full enough, run the gathered netting through again using gathering foot.
  8. Sew petticoat netting together, gather with gathering foot. Sew gathered petticoat netting to yoke strip. Do not serge the seams as the threads will show through the over skirt netting. Cut off excess yoke netting at the end if needed. Gather yoke to fit skirt netting. The reason for the yoke is to reduce the large amount of netting gather into the waist line but give fullness needed for a tutu.
  9. Serge the gathered nettings and lining together for a clean finish at waist. Sew elastic a ½” seam for the center back. Open seam, sew flat on both sides. Attach elastic by marking center back, center front and sides. Do the same to the netting. Stretch elastic to fit the netting with a strait or small zig zag stitch.
  10. Trim any uneven netting.
 
  1. Girls Top
  2. Use pattern and follow instructions to create the little girls tops
TIP: Make sure to place the grain line correctly on the print fabric so all pieces match when the garment is fully constructed.
WOMEN'S OUTFIT
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Women's Skirt:
  2. Omit belt and pockets.
  3. Sew two skirts (one of satin, one of organza) and baste together at waistline. Pleat both layers as one before attaching waistband.
  4. When finishing, hem satin underlayer ½” shorter than organza. Use narrow (¼”x ¼”) hem for the organza layer.
 
  1. Women's Blouse:
  2. Sew blouse, following pattern instructions.
  3. Gently cut applique pieces out of lace yardage and pin onto blouse shoulders to check before sewing.
  4. Attach lace pieces to shoulders using a hand applique stitch.
   
  1. Women’s Shoes
  2. Cover the areas of the shoes with with fabri-tac and then immediately place a larger square piece of fabric on the glued area and smooth down all fabric.
  3. Cute some of the excess fabric off so you have more room to work and can see the shoe better.
  4. Use xacto knife to cut precisely cut off the fabric right where the edge of the shoe ends.
  5. Immediately use fraycheck to smooth down raw edges so fabric does not start to fray.
  6. Use a skinny ribbon or trim to cover the raw edges of the fabric on shoe. Glue on with fabri-tac.
  7. Cover fabric with mod-podge for more stability. This also helps with ware and tear.