"Ladylike" Skirt Tutorial
One of my favorite blogs, Crafterhours, is hosting a "'skirt week" this week, which is right up my alley! I live in skirts, and so does Paige!
They asked me to share a skirt on my blog as part of the festivities (how flattering!) and I thought it would be a nice time to do a simple tutorial for the skirt in the "Bouquet Tee" post. The "skirt" in that post is actually a dress, but I threw together a skirt version to show you how to make your own!
I'm calling it the "ladylike" skirt:
1. To start, cut two lengths of fabric that are twice your hip measurement by your desired length. Remember to calculate the extra 1/2" - 1" of seam allowance on your length. I used an ivory lace with a finished scalloped edge and a simple white cotton for the under layer.
2. Hem your under layer.
3. Sew up the side of each piece to make two tubes. Set your under layer tube inside your lace tube.
4. Fold both layers over twice, coming over your elastic on the second fold.
5. Sew along the edge, moving the elastic along with you as a guide, folding as you go.
(You can also measure your fold out ahead of time and pin, but I'm too impatient for that. :o) )
6. Just before you've sewn all the way around, stitch your elastic together with a zigzag stitch, then sew the casing closed.
And you're done!
Of course this skirt doesn't work only with lace, you can use any two fabrics you'd like!
Try a cute pattern on the bottom with something sheer over it, or simply try two different colors for a nice color block look!
Definitely check out Crafterhours this week for the rest of the skirt-making fun!
Susan and Adrianna are such awesome ladies, they are always cracking me up. I just love bloggers with a sense of humor! :o)
And I hope everyone in the US had a great Father's Day! We had some close friends and their new baby over for the weekend, so we definitely enjoyed ours. I am so grateful that my husband is such a good father, and it was great to take a day to celebrate that!
Have a wonderful Monday!! :o)