Pink Rocker Girl Outfit Sewing Tutorial


For Lydia’s birthday photos, I decided to sew her a cute pink rocker girl outfit. This isn’t a true tutorial, but more of a step-by-step overview of how to create a similar look.

I began by selecting four different fabrics that I thought coordinated well. I bought about 1/4 yard of each.

ruffle fabric

I also bought 1/2 yard of a fabric to use as the base.

under fabricI cut the fabric into two 3″ wide strips each.

strips of fabric

I sewed a basting stitch along the top of each strip. This allows me to cinch the fabric together to make ruffles. Then I sewed each strip to the fabric, spaced out about an inch. The spacing and length of the skirt itself will depend on the size of the individual receiving this skirt.

first layerI added LOTS of layers to make a very full skirt. If I were to re-do this, I’d probably do fewer layers, as it was quite bulky, but I think it’s really cute like this, too. I like the unfinished edge along the bottom of each ruffle. I think it gives it that rocker feel!

finishing the top 2

Lastly, I had to add in the elastic along the top by folding it down. I actually left a little raw edge doing that as well.

finishing the top 1I paired the skirt with a rockin’ graphic tee from The Children’s Place. I used some leftover fabric to make a flower hair clip using this tutorial from Prudent Baby. Here’s the complete look!

Pink Rocker Girl Outfit

I paired it with these shoes I found on sale at Target.

pink shoes

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good head-to-toe picture, so I will need to put her back in it to get a good one, but here’s one of Lydia and Bryce hugging where you can see most of the outfit.

outfit on


About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia {age 8} and Bryce {age 6}. Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.

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One Response to Pink Rocker Girl Outfit Sewing Tutorial

  1. Shelly says:

    Love it!

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