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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 an 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 piece of fabric and made my self a SKIRT. And off I went for the interview.

So, if you happened to be in the same situation as I had but with the 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 marked 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). Now they should look like this:


SEWING:

1. With the right side facing each other sew along the side seams using 3/8" seam allowance. 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). Don't forget to backstitch at the beginning and the end.



2. Fold the Waist Band by around 1.25"  and stitch the top first to anchor it. Next, fold the raw edge of the waistband by 3/8" , pin in place and topstitch all around leaving 1.5" unsewn to insert the elastic.


3. Insert the elastic and sew the opening close.


4. Double fold and sew the hem. Et Voila your skirt is ready.


I hope it's clear enough, email me if you have any questions:). Please check out my other Tutorials too. 

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Happy Sewing


4 comments

  1. Another lovely project from you..!!
    Simple and chic!

    I have to make one for my little niece.

    Again, Thanks for sharing the Tuto

    Cheers

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  2. Wow! What a great way to draft your pattern to get that flowy look. I'll be using this idea for sure! Thanks!!

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  3. This is fabulous! Exactly the kind of skirt that I love to wear and could NOT figure out how to make. THANK YOU!!!

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