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31.1.11

Scrappy Skirt with Pockets


I love this skirt!
I won a sewing book a few months ago. Sew Serendipity.
It is full of the cutest skirts, dresses, and even a couple coats.  I want to make everything in that book for myself!  I  will not make or buy me any clothes for myself  until I lose some weight. But this skirt kept calling me and I was dying to make it.  So I made a mini version.  It's not exactly like the one in the one in the book. I didn't put the rick rack down the front or the ruffles on the pockets.  But I really don't think it needs it.


Isn't it cute???


Supplies Needed:
  • 5 coordinating fabrics
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
Cutting the skirt pieces:

From 3 of the fabrics cut strips 5" x 14".
You need TWO strips from each fabric. This will make up the front and back of the skirt.

Pockets:
From another fabric cut 4 rectangles. 5" x 4".
Next I cut a curved edge on one of the 5" sides.

Put right sides together and sew the top and the bottom.

Turn right side out and iron.

Top stitch along the curved edge.

Pin the pockets to the two sides strips of the skirt

 
Sew the bottom of the pocket to the skirt by top stitching 1/8" from the edge.
Repeat for the other pocket.

Putting the skirt together:
 
With right sides together sew a pocket strip and the middle strip together just as the picture above.

Do the same with the other pocket strip.

Iron the seams to the middle.
Repeat with the 3 remaining strips for the skirt back.

Lay the skirt front and skirt back right sides together and sew both sides.

For the elastic casing: 
On the top edge fold over 1/4" and then fold again 1".  Pin and press.

Sew 1/8" from the folded edge. Leave an opening to thread elastic through.
Thread elastic through and stitch ends of elastic together.
Sew the opening closed.

For the ruffle:
Cut 2 strips of fabric 4" x 30"

With right sides facing sew the short ends together. You should have a big circle of fabric now.

Fold in half and iron.

On the raw edge gather the fabric. Pin to the bottom of the skirt matching the ruffle and skirt seams.  Adjust gathers to fit. Sew. Iron the seam up toward the skirt. Top stitch 1/4" from the ruffle seam.


If you make a scrappy skirt I would LOVE to see some pictures!!!!!
You can email them to me at nmbrumfield {at} yahoo {dot} com




6 comments:

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Super adorable. If my daughter didn't have a million clothes right now, I'd be putting one together myself.

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

This is SO cute! I love it!! I love the different pink flower fabrics, too.

Seamingly Smitten said...

CUTE!! I will be making one! Thanks for the pocket explanation!
Jenny

BJ_Mama said...

LOVE the fabrics you chose! I'm abig fan of scrappy stuff!

whimsy*couture*sewing*tutorials said...

Thank you for linking this cute skirt on my craft linky!!

arlene said...

This is lovely, thanks for the tutorial! I'd like to make it for my grandaughter...can you tell me what size this is?