heya everyone this here is a mini skirt I made a few weeks ago but sadly haven't been able to post because my camera decided to break about a week after I joined craftster
so anyway here it is *prays that pics show up*http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/SilverFeather13/plaid.jpghttp://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/SilverFeather13/DCFN0007.jpg
sorry that the pics are so big this was my first time using the camera and I didn't realize how big they came out :/
ok so I was going to post a tutorial with pictures I took in the process of making a second skirt using this method but I messed up and had to fix the skirt later on sooooo only one of those pics will be used in here so as not to confuse you with what NOT to do.
1: The first thing you have to do is cut a pice of fabric 12 inches by whatever your hip measurements happen to be, for me that was 36 inches. this is going to end up being your waistband.
2: Next you're going to cut two pieces of fabric this time 10 inches by your hip measurement. these pieces are going to create the pleats. *NOTE* you could simply cut out one piece thats 10 inches by your hips measurement if you have enough fabric to do so. I didn't so I put it down this way***
3: Fold the 12 inch piece of fabric in half so its only 6 inches tall instead of 12. Make sure you keep the pattern right side out, *hint hint this was where I made a mistake :X*
4: Next you're going to take the other two pieces and sew them together at one end so they create an really long pice of fabric twice the measurement of your hips. Then placing them on top of the folded fabric piece with the edges all together you're going to start what I believe i called box pleats, here's a pic to show you what I'm talkign about. ...... Also if you plan on hemming the bottom of the skirt *I didn't* do so now I can't imagine what it would be like to try and hem pleats but I don't think it would be fun....
5: so after that's all pinned just sew along the edge.
6: I've learned from experience that now is a very good time to iron the pleats out. its a lot harder to do once you sew up the side. so go do that and try not to burn yourself.
7: ok now you're going to sew up the side starting at the bottom of the pleated part but STOP when you get to the waistband area.
8: so now where you stopped sewing at the waistband you're going to make a few button holes and sew on some buttons. I reccomend using at least 3 buttons I used 2 the first time and I don't particularly like the way it sits so i usually have it safety pinned on the inside.
Anyway after that try it on and if its a little loose around the very top add a dart in there on the side and it'll be fine. so good luck everyone and if you have any questions feel free to ask, this is my first tutorial so i hope its pretty clear about everything
oh and here's a finished pic of the second skirt