Cheerleader Dress Tutorial! Go Team!

Do you have a little girl whose dying to cheer on your team? Never fear- you can bust out this cheerleader dress in time for game day.

Cheer Dress Tutorial

And you know she’ll just love it:)

  • T-shirt
  • Team Fabric (I used a 42 x 9″ piece. Little miss has a 19″ waist, so use a little more than double your girly’s waist measurement and then pick whatever length you want)
  • Double sided fusible web (optional)

1. Pleat your fabric pinning as you go. I didn’t bother measuring the pleats and it turned out just fine.

2. Using a basting stitch, stitch all of your pleats into place

3. Pin your skirt right sides together and sew up the side seam- I only had one, but if you are making this in a bigger size you might have seams on each side instead of just the one in the back. Anyway make sure your pattern matches up(I may have goofed this up the first time around…)

4. Hem the bottom end by folding over twice and topstitching.

5. Ok- I accidently deleted a few pictures and then it was all put together and on little miss, so this will have to do. Sorry about the belly button:) Slip your skirt over a t-shirt (I trimmed a bit off the bottom), so that they are right sides together and then stitch down.

6. This part is totally optional. I cut a little logo out of the fabric and then ironed it down with my double-sided fusible web. I didn’t even stitch it down since this outfit probably won’t be worn super often. I think it adds a nice little touch without too much more work:
Ta-Dah. Go cheer on your team!

Don’t you love all those darling pleats?

I think she loves them too:)

Happy game day!

16 Responses

  1. I love this! The sports fabric like this is usually really expensive for a cheapskate like me. Using it in this manner means I can outfit both my girls without dropping a lot of $$. Thank you!

  2. Amy- I’ve looked everywhere for cute baby shirts and haven’t had much luck either The shirt I used was actually an old one of mine that I sized down. I had that as part of the tutorial and sadly deleted the pictures:( Let me know if you find one

  3. Love this dress!! Go cougars! 🙂 I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the t-shirt…I love it, sometimes its hard to find cute plain t-shirts for babies.

  4. came on over from Tatertots & Jello – and gotta say, cute cute cute! and besides that, SIGNIFICANTLY less spendy than the ones you can get at the book store! Go Cougars! 🙂

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