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Wp-content/uploads/2008/06/proj76-project-tiered_peasant_skirt.pdf. Jersey Mini Sport Skirt DIY from a T-shirt. Handkerchief Skirt w/ Roll Down Waistband from hand-me-down t shirts. Make a Gypsy Skirt. Many costumes call for a gypsy skirt.

Make a Gypsy Skirt

It's great for belly dancing, peasants, gypsy costumes, prairie looks, romantic skirts, folk dancing, pirating, and witchy wear. You can use earth tones, dark blues, and forest greens for Renaissance faires. Gothic belly dancing (raks Gothique) has basic black as a given, but you can also go with deep purple or burgundy (blood red). Here's how to make your own pattern. Get a tape measure. Decide if your skirt is going to sit at your waist or your hips. Decide if you want it floor length or just long enough to cover the tops of your gypsy boots or pirate boots. Measure your waist. Ease is extra fabric added in to make a garment more comfortable. Then, decide if you are going to use a drawstring, or elastic, or hooks and eyes or a zipper. How to Make a Gathered Skirt with Knit Waistband. Knee-length skirt with 4" (10 cm) knit waistband (shown folded over) and gathered cotton voile skirt body.

How to Make a Gathered Skirt with Knit Waistband

The circumference of the finished skirt body (ungathered) is twice the hip circumference, and the length of the finished skirt body is 18" (46 cm). Knit fabric with at least 40% stretch for waistband Lightweight woven fabric, like cotton lawn or voile, for skirt body Optional lightweight woven fabric for lining Waistband: Cut 1 rectangle from your knit fabric as shown in Diagram 1. Note for the Length (L): The waistband length of 9" (23 cm) used in Diagram 1 creates a finished waistband that is 4" (10 cm) thick.

For a different waistband thickness, multiply the desired thickness by 2 and add 1" (25 mm) for seam allowances. For example, for a 3" (76 mm) thick finished waistband, cut a length of 7" (18 cm), and, for a 5" (13 cm) thick finished waistband, cut a length of 11" (28 cm). 5-minute skirt* Here's the 5-minute skirt how to I have been meaning to post.

5-minute skirt*

Please see the disclaimer at the bottom. And are you annoyed trying to read all this while at your sewing machine? I am! So get the PDF version right here. It's kind of a big file, just so you know. This super easy to sew skirt is 2 pieces, front and back, cut on the bias. Here's what you need: Totally Stitchin Project. XOX SKIRT. Featured: Victoria Secret Peasant Skirt You’ll ♥ this easy-to-sew skirt…XOX.


You will need: Approx. 1 ½ to 3 yds. of fashion fabric (depends on fabric weight and width)Coordinating threadHeavy-duty topstitching/upholstery thread Waist – measure around narrowest part of torso (just above navel level) Hips – measure around the fullest part of the seat, about 8” [20cm] below the waistline. Finished Skirt Length – measure vertically from waist to desired hemline. This is a simple block draft. (This also will help you determine how much fabric to purchase.) Designer Tip: If you wish to use a printed fabric, look for a print that has been “railroaded”, that is the print runs along the fabric’s length. XOX Block Draft Measure the hip. O = (hip measurement + 2” [5cm] ) divided by 2. Next, determine the desired length of each tier; divide the finished skirt length by the number of tiers you desire.

HANDKERCHIEF SKIRT. A handkerchief pointed-hem skirt is flattering to all, but especially for short-legged people because the points break up that horizontal hemline.


No pattern is needed to make this skirt style. It is a simple block layout. One easy way to get that effect is to hem two squares of fashion fabric, each having four points (called a “handkerchief” hem) and layer them for an eight-pointed look. Experiment with swatches of opaque and transparent fabrics as you design and discover what happens when you overlap two layers of the same colour or harmonizing colours. The top layer could be trimmed shorter than the under layer for a tiered look and the hemline could be decorated with flat braid trim or fringe, if desired. You will need: 2 ½ yds. of fashion fabric, 45″ wide1 yd. of waist band elastic, 1″ wideCoordinating thread10 yds. of flat ribbon braid (optional) The size of the circular opening should be just big enough to pull over your hips, and can then be tightened with elastic.

Like this: Simple Skirt. I’ve been wanting to try and make some of my own clothes for about 10 years. This coincides with around the time I moved out on my own and away from my genius seamstress mother. Alanis might consider it ironic, I think it’s tragic. But maybe it makes sense. When I was at home I didn’t need to do it myself- she could do it faster and far better. She had years of experience sewing for herself and for her children, even making me custom dresses for homecoming in high school. Yes, whatever dress I wanted. After a bit of internal debate I’ve decided to share photographic evidence my mother’s amazing skills and proof that it was wasted on my younger self: WHAT? Anyway, while at High Fashion Fabrics buying a zipper and thread for the futon project I saw this printed cotton and took a picture of it with my phone. The Shirt Skirt. July 28, 2010 I’m so excited to post about this!

The Shirt Skirt

When I met Dana, I fell in love with the skirt she was wearing. She made it herself (obviously) and she showed us how simply she’d shirred the waistband. The next day, during the mystery workshop at Whipstitch, we were encouraged to use thrifted tees. I’m devastatingly terrified of knits so I steered clear and made my (award winning) cotton fabric dress. I developed an idea in my head I thought just might be crazy enough to work. The Hubs thought I was a little crazy when I explained my idea to him. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do! They’re perfect for summertime. I wore the green and white one to Sofie’s birthday party. I had 2 women in Walmart stop me to tell me how comfy my skirt looked and when I told them how I made it, they demanded I call Rachael Ray immediately!