hey guys! yeah... i'm really proud of this skirt... so i hope you like it. i got the inspiration from and anthropologie skirt... and made my own pattern.... here are all the pics (there are a lot)
top of skirt (this took a REALLY long time to sew... and iron... etc.)
zipper... it's an invisible zipper... and that white ribbon is stuff ( i can't remember what it's called) is there so that the waist won't stretch out
me wearing the skirt : )
pattern pieces i used ( in case you were wondering)
happy crafting! <3
hey... at a request by dilip, i made a tutorial. it has a lot of pictures because it's hard to explain without them so... sorry... here you go
1) make your pattern (3 pieces): curve- the width is 2.5 inches all around, but for the length, i can't really explain, just make it plenty long... kay?
top of skirt- the top of this is the smallest part of your waist, or where you want the skirt to fall divided by two (front and back) plus an inch for seams (assuming there are 2 half inch seams on each side of skirt). the bottom of the 'top of skirt' piece is half of the widest part of your hips (butt) plus an inch for seams. the distance btwn the top and bottom is about 9 inches.
panel-the top is the measurement for the bottom of the 'top of skirt' piece divided by five (five panels) plus a half inch for seams (assuming there are 2 quarter inch seams on each side of panel). the bottom of the panel is the width of the top plus 3 inches. the distance between the two is 19 inches.
2)start on the top by cutting out a few curves
(NOTE: you can make the front and back pieces at the same time... i just show it making one, but you can make 2 at the same time and not have to make one completely and then make the other.. if you understand what i'm saying...)
3) sew the first two together side by side (i hope you can figure out how i sewed this because i forgot to take a pic)... an here is a pic of it after sewing...
4)lay out how you want the next curve to look (make sure it is on the side where it would be touching both curves at once)... this helps me to visualize how to pin it... it may not help you
now flip it over...
and pin it now... yeah it looks weird... but just deal!
5)sew it baby!! i used a 1/4th inch seam... i don't know how it would work with one larger than that...
6)iron it!! and you darn better iron it because it will look like crap if you don't. iron the seams open, and if you want to clip the curves you can... but i don't know if it's neccessary...
and this is what it looks like flipped over now...
7)sew another few curves on... and when you're ready place it on your top of skirt pattern and trim the excess...
8)and after you've sewn on a few more and cut a little more it will look like this...
9)now cut out 10 panels, and make 2 sets of 5 sewn together (1 set=back and 1 set=front)
10) iron under 1/4 inch the bottom of the top piece you made with the curves
11) place the top piece on the skirt bottom (the bottom may be wider w/ some excess fabric on sides) and pin it down
12)zig zag stitch the top onto the bottom
13) you now have 2 pieces for front and back... and all you have to do is put in zipper, sew sides together , make waist, and hem the bottom.
14) VOILA!! your beautiful skirt people won't believe you made!
happy crafting! <3