thats so pretty!
can you tell me how you made it? I desprately want to make skirts and have several like that, that I have purchased but I know I could make them myself if I had some direction
Please read all directions before beginning. Once you understand how to do it, it's easy.
1. Measure around your hips. Multiply by 1.5
2. Measure from your waist to the length that you want your skirt. Divide this number by how many tiers you want. I have 4.
Example: 40" from my waist to my ankles. Divided by 4 = 10"
3. Now add seam allowances to this number. For the first tier, add 1 inch for the casing for elastic, and 1/4" for the seam allowance.
So, your first tier will measure Length: 60" and width: 11 1/4 inches.
4. Now find measurements for the other tiers. For the length, add another 1 1/2 of the length before.
Example: Tier 1 was 60". Tier 2 will be 90". Tier 3 will be 135". And tier 4 will be 202".
5. To calculate tier number 2's width, add 1/2" to the 10". That's 1/4" seam allowance for top and bottom.
Tier number three same as number 2 for width.
Tier number 4 would have a 1/4" seam allowance at the top and a 1/2" added to the bottom for a 1/4" hem. The measurement would be 10 3/4".
1. Fold over the top of tier 1 and make a casing for your elastic.
2. Gather the top of tier 2 and pin to the bottom of tier number one, and sew, right
3. Repeat for tiers 3 and 4.
4. Insert elastic and sew skirt closed from top to bottom.
5. Hem tier 4
On this skirt, I made ruffles at the top of each tier. You'll need to add another 1/4" to your width measurements. Fold over each top by 1/4" and sew as close to the raw edge as possible, then gather . Then when you construct the skirt, you will have the wrong side of the top tier pinned to the wrong side of the bottom tier. When you hold up the skirt, the tiers will be correct, with the ruffles on the outside. Then I sewed trim close to the seam.