I had planned to give you the pattern for the cute cupcake applique today, but when I got this post finished, I couldn't wait! I've been wanting to write this tutorial for a couple months, but I wanted to get it right. I didn't take enough good pictures the first time through, so I had to wait until I'd made my second skirt.
I started by opening up the inside leg seam. (It doesn't matter which seam you open though, so whichever is the easiest.)
Note: For the directions for the 5 -year-old's skirt, you can see my first tutorial here. For my 5 year old's skirt, I cut an 8 inch strip and two 5 inch strips from EACH leg. The exact width of the strips is not super important. You'd want them wider for an older child or shorter for a younger child. The top and bottom ruffle will need to be the same width as each other, though, as you'll see in a bit. When you're deciding how wide you want the ruffle, remember that you'll need to add a couple inches to the top for a waistband (unless you're going to reuse the waistband from the jeans, as will be shown a bit later) and an inch to half inch to the bottom depending on how wide you're going to make the hem.
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