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Tutorial: Make your own flowing skirt

I remembered when I just passed college and was looking for a job. One day I got a letter for interview in another city very far from my place. I was frantically trying to put together my clothes but what I really needed was missing. Yes, A SKIRT. I had this blazer but with no matching skirt. I spent half day mall hopping with no result. So I decided to buy a fabric and made my self a SKIRT. And off I went for the interview.

So, if you happened to be in the same situation like I had but with novice skill of sewing, what would you do? Exactly make a skirt for yourself...:D. Here's the simplest way to make your self that flowing flirting skirt. Ok, shall we start now...


What you need:

* 1.5 meters of fabric (if you want the flowing flirting one, try crepe or poly cotton fabric)
* Sewing notions: scissors, pin, newspaper, measuring tape, pencil, thread, etc and of course a sewing machine:)
* elastic

How to:

1. Measure your HIP + 2" (for wiggle room) + 1 " (seam)
.  My result is 44" and divided that by 4 = 11"
2. Decide the SKIRT LENGTH + 2" (waist band) + 2" (hem) , mine is 28" total
3. Measure the length from your WAIST to your HIP, mine is 9" + 2" (for waist band) => HIP LINE

Now let's make the pattern (see Photo for guidance)



1. A - B                       :  HIP
2. A  - A' and B - B'    :   HIP LINE.
3. A - C                       :  Skirt Length (seam included)
4. C - D'                      :   HIP + 2"
5. D' - D                      :   1" , draw the line from C to D

6. FOLD the ready pattern into 4, and cut the mark line approx. 1.5" from the HIP line. (this will give that flowing look).


7. Now your pattern is ready. Put the STRAIGHT SIDE on the FOLD, and spread the cut-off part 1" - 1.5" apart. Pin nicely while doing it. If you satisfied, cut your fabric (cut 2 x)
It will look like this.:


SEWING:

1. Sew the sides right side facing each other. If you are using crepe or other synthetic fabric, you may consider using french seam (sew 1/4" wrong side facing, turn the fabric around and stitch 1/4 " with the right side facing).


2. Fold the Waist Band and stitch, leave 1.5" open to insert the elastic.


3. Insert the elastic and stitch the opening.


4. Stitch the hem and Voila your skirt is ready.


I hope it's clear enough, email me if you have any questions:)

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Happy Sewing