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Topic: Butterfly 6 Panel Skirt, A short version of my previous skirt tutorial.  (Read 395 times)
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« on: June 25, 2014 09:02:19 AM »

Since its summer, I decided to go a little shorter, I made this knee length version of the 6 panel skirt that I previously made the tutorial on. The tutorial can be found here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433982.0#axzz35fMBMlwv

To shorten, I traced my previous starting piece from the longer skirt to knee length to make another template for the short version. (1/6 of my waist measurement at the top, through the center to knee length)

To add extra flare I added an additional 3 1/2" at the bottom on either side so that the bottom hem is closer to the hem length of the longer skirt. I cut 4 of this piece.

The pocket and pocket liner pieces stayed the same as in the long skirt since the waist area really wasn't changed.

To cut the 2 shorter pieces that go with the pockets, I again folded at the hip-line and added 1/2" seam allowance at the top.

I added double fold bias tape across the pocket top hemline, just encasing the raw edges rather than sewing them together and then encasing them after.

I added darts in the center of all side panels including the pocket pieces.

Encased waist raw edge and bottom hem in double fold bias tape.

Added a regular hook and eye, in black to match the tape, above the invisible zipper since there is no real waist band.
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014 10:31:26 AM »

That is a beautiful skirt you did a great job
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014 11:02:21 AM »

Very nice indeed.
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