Right, so here is the tutorial! I hope it make sense in some way ^_^;;
Firstly, I use a metre of material to make these skirts, but you might need more or less depending on your waistsize. The more fabric you have to ruffle, the more poofy your skirt will be ... usually 2.5 - 3 times your waistsize is a good amount.
(Also, this tutorial doesn't cover inserting zips or using interfacing D:)
- Dividing your fabric.:
You will need:
2 x waistband pieces
1 x piece of interfacing of the same size as waistband pieces
2 x skirt pieces to sew together
How I divide a metre of fabric for a skirt: (I usually use a contrast fabric for the inner waistband).
The height of the waistband is up to personal preference. I usually like 2-3". The length of the waistband pieces should be your waist length plus a little seam allowance on all sides.
The skirt pieces should be 2.5-3 times your waist size by the length you would like your skirt to be (+ seam allowances, of course!)Step Two
- making the waistband
As above, fold up the seam allowance on your two fabric waistband pieces. Press.
Place the piece of interfacing inside the fold on the inner waistband piece. If it is iron on interfacing, iron it now.
Place right sides together, and sew along the long edge opposite to your folded edges.
Turn right sides out and press. ♥Step Three
- The skirt!
Take your skirt pieces and sew the sides up to form a huge tube of fabric. Finish the seams however you would like. I used french seams here because the fabric was prone to fraying and I don't have an overlocker
Remeber to leave a gap on one side; you will need to insert your zipper there!
Also hem the bottom of your skirt at this point.
Gather along the unhemmed edge of the tube. You will want to gather the fabric enough that it will fit around your waistband.
Sandwich the gathered edge of the skirt between the waistband pieces and pin down.
Sew along the edge, making sure to catch the skirt inside the waistband.Now, I didn't get a photo of this bit, but this is the point at which you insert your zipper at the side. If you are unsure about zippers, then there are some very good tutorials out on the web about how to insert them!
Topstitch, press, and wear!
I'm sure this was unclear in many ways, so please feel free to ask if you are confused! ♥