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The Maxi. Remember that one time I used to sew clothes?

The Maxi

Well cross country traveling mixed with nausea every night really put a damper on my desire to sew. But I started getting the itch a few weeks ago with all of my gorgeous new fabric. So I decided to ease back into my sewing machine with a simple, fabulous especially if you're pregnant, maxi skirt. It's long and stretchy. At this point, I can't think of a better combo. Top: Cozy / necklace: J.Crew / bangles: Forever 21 / shoes: Steve Madden My Maxi skirts are available for purchase in my store, Handkerchief Skirt w/ Roll Down Waistband from hand-me-down t shirts. Supplies:-scissors-sewing machine-thread-measuring tape-sewing pins -Choosing a Material:So you're going to need material.

Handkerchief Skirt w/ Roll Down Waistband from hand-me-down t shirts

You can buy fabric, I'd suggest a cotton/lycra blend, or something that's a bit stretchy. In this, I use hand-me-down t shirts. -Amount of Material:For a size 6ish women's, I use 3 mens shirts in this, but I would suggest at least one more so that it flows a bit better.More panels = more frills If you were buying fabric, for the same size skirt, I'd say at least 3 yds. you can use different colors, or patterns, or different patterns, whatever you like. Wrap Skirt Praise and Yardage Info. First, I have to thank Bethany for the excellent wrap skirt tutorials–pattern drafting and construction.

Wrap Skirt Praise and Yardage Info

I whipped it up the other night, with great results. I love it and got oodles of compliments on it. Ten reasons you should try this: Custom fit the way you like it. Fit it to your hips or your waist, make it long or short.2 skirts in one! Now, after speaking to Bethany, we changed the fabric recommendations. Wrap Skirt Pattern Draft Tutorial. Wrap Patchwork Skirt with Ruffle Handmade by hippiehousedesigns.

This is a handmade Hippie Style Multi-Colored Patchwork Wrap Skirt made with Recycled Fabrics – So Earth Friendly.

Wrap Patchwork Skirt with Ruffle Handmade by hippiehousedesigns

You will find an abundance of patterns on this awesome skirt. At the bottom edge is a wide ruffle. There is a lot to look at and so pretty to wear. Making Things: DIY: Circle Skirts Part 1. 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. How to Make a Belly Dance Turkish Circle Skirt. Gypsy skirt. Free Skirt Patterns. AutoCAD Circle Skirt. What you need: - 5-6 yards of fabric for the skirt (make the pattern to your dimensions first, then calculate how much fabric you need) - 1/2 yard or so of heavier fabric for the waistband - wide ribbon or trim, two lengths of cord or shoelace - grommets & grommeting tool - pair of pants that fits snugly on your waist and hips - sewing machine, basic sewing supplies & skills - AutoCAD software & large-format printer (not absolutely necessary, you can draw your pattern by hand on large sheets of paper) Obviously, it's not worth going out and buying a copy of AutoCAD to draw up simple sewing patterns.

AutoCAD Circle Skirt

But if you happen to have access to the software and a large-format printer and you know how to use them, well, why not? The skirt is easy to make, comfortable, shiny, and awesome for dancing. I have to admit, though, that the best part is getting to tell my tech-geek friends that I designed it with AutoCAD. TUTORIAL EXAMPLES. Free Pattern Drafting Skirt Stage-by-Stage Tutorial Index. Cafe_wrap_skirt.pdf (application/pdf Object) Rainbow Patchwork Skirt. Hello!

Rainbow Patchwork Skirt

I hope you enjoy photos of my floor-length patchwork skirt. This took me at least 5 months to make. There are 10 tiers of 4x4 inch square patches. Each successive tier is 1.5 times as long as the next one. The bottom one I ruffled a little bit more than the previous tiers and has a total of 520 squares. These photos are NOT me. The order of the colors is as follows: Circular skirt directions. Sew a Simple Circle Skirt. Petticoat.pdf (application/pdf Object) How to Make a Belly Dancing Circle Skirt. Patterns That Fit You - Free Skirt Class. Proj76-project-tiered_peasant_skirt.pdf (application/pdf Object) 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. How to Make a Skirt out of a Pile of Scraps: No Pattern Needed!

April 18th, 2009 Email 35 users recommend I inserted some tiny trim under the seam allowances, then I topstitched them down using silver metallic thread and a zigzag stitch.

How to Make a Skirt out of a Pile of Scraps: No Pattern Needed!

Jen Stern Here is my ribbon skirt—four gores cut on the bias created lots of scraps to work with. Here's my heap of scraps—too good to go to waste! Simple Gored Skirt. A "gore" is simply a triangular panel of fabric.

Simple Gored Skirt

For a skirt the tip of the triangle is nipped off, resulting in a sort of long trapezoid. This eliminates excess fabric at the waist while still providing fullness at the hem. Just a bit trickier than a basic gathered skirt, gored skirts are a good choice when the fabric you wish to use is too bulky to gather easily (or flatteringly) at the waist.

(Note: If the skirt is for a growing girl, I recommend using the easy gathered skirt instead. If she really must have a gored skirt and you wish to add more length and let it down as she grows, add the necessary length but be aware it will take a bit more work to hem.) Gored skirts may also use less fabric to produce the same hem circumference, nice if you've chosen a more pricey piece of material. Once you have the desired finished length, add an inch and a half for the top casing and about 3/4 to one inch for the hem. Bottom panel width and doubling it. 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.

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. Tara #8043.