Last week I did an outfit post and featured a skirt I most recently made. Well, I have the tutorial for you today. It is relatively easy, I hope I can explain it in a way that will encourage you to give it a try!
Okay, let’s get started! You start with a basic circle skirt. If you haven’t noticed, most of my tutorials start one way and turn into something else. That’s because I make mistakes along the way and have to change it up! So I started with a circle skirt and it wasn’t too short. I mainly followed this tutorial, but I’ll give you a run down. Find the radius for your waist. As you can see, Radius is waist divided by 6.28. Then use a measuring tape, trace lines going across, as shown. Then cut that out. That will be the top.
Do the same thing for the length. If you want the tutorial to end here, just make it the right length and hem it! But I made a nice mistake for you, and now you can try something new!
You should only have one seem, if you don’t just hem the other ones up.
Then fold the top over twice and hem it up. You could add a waistline, but it is easiest to just add a hem.
Okay, now for the bottom strip. Fold your material like below so you can cut it on the bias. This way it will lay nicely when you attach it to the skirt. I wanted a big strip at the bottom, so mine is about 3 inches. I got these pictures from this site.
Below is how you attach the strips together so you can make them long enough to go around the skirt. I cut mine thick enough so that they were doubled, then sewed them and pressed them like shown below.
Once you make sure that you have enough bias strips to go around the skirt, you can start sewing. Start at a side seam. Lay the skirt down and the bias strip on top, right sides together. Sew away and hem together at the end. Once your through with that, iron flat the correct way and sew it again so it will lay correctly.
Then you are done! What do you think?
I am really happy with how it turned out and am kinda glad I made that mistake! I drive my mom crazy with the way I sew since I don’t use a pattern (and she doesn’t sew without them!), but I like the way things have been turning out after my mistakes! I haven’t had an nonredeemable project yet!
Oh and if you have a chance, would you mind voting for me? I am in the running to be Proctor and gamble’s Beauty/Style expert and I need your vote! Thanks so much everyone!
Have a great day!