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14.9.10 | Posted by Nancy Brumfield | Edit Post
(For this skirt I used a silk dupioni curtain I scored at a thrift store)
For the skirt cut 2 rectangles 25"x 14" from the main fabric.
For the waistband cut 2 rectangles 14"x 3" from the main fabric.
For the skirt lining cut 2 rectanlges 14"x 11"
On the skirt rectangles make a small mark 4" from the bottom
Then mark it 2" in at the top.
Draw a line from dot to dot and cut.
Reapeat on the other side.
It will look like this.
Put right side of skirt together and sew.
Gather the bottom of the skirt (the widest end)
Right sides together pin to lining and adjust gathers to fit.
Sew. Then turn right side out.
Next gather the top of the skirt
Wrong sides together. Pin skirt to lining and adjust gathers to fit. Baste. Then set aside for a minute.
Grab you 2 waistband pieces. Right sides together sew the short edges together.
Fold the waistband in half and iron. (it's kinda hard to see in this photo because I needed to use a teflon pressing cloth)
Pin the waistband to the skirt top and serge. If you don't have a serger you can straight stitch and then use a tight zig zag stitch OR you can stitch one edge of the waistband to the skirt then fold over 1/4" and then fold in half and stitch.
***Make sure to leave an opening so you can put the elastic in***
Pull elastic through casing and stitch ends together. Then sew the hole closed.
Here it is made with silk dupioni.
Here it is made with knit.
And here it is made from cotton.
Here is a headband I whipped up for Aiyanna from the silk scraps and some matching tulle.
I don't think she going to share it with me so I'm gonna have to make me one of my own.
If you have any questions or something is unclear please ask!!
***These demensions will fit a 2t/3t***
To get the right fit use this formula:
Waist measurement X 0.75 = waistband length.
ex. 20" waist X 0.75 = 15" waistband length
Waist measurement X 1.25 = width of skirt
ex 22" waist X 1.25 = 27.5" width
Length from waist to knees X 1.5 = length of skirt
ex 12" to knees X 1.5 = 18" length
Waist measurement X 0.75 = width of lining
ex 22" X 0.75=16.5"
Measurement from waist to knees -1" = Length of lining
12" to knees-1"= 11"