First elastic waist skirt

Added Jul 13, 2010

by thecrimsonowl

Winchester, Virg...

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Description

For the skirt I used the tutorial from Freshly Picked to add the pockets (easy-peasy) and the tutorial from Grosgrain to make the skirt.

A few notes:

  • I used 1 yard of fabric…next time I will only use 3/4 yard. Maybe a little too full when it’s on.
  • I used 3/4 inch elastic, which was fine but I really need to get my waist measurements down. After doing the “hold-up to waist and cut method” it was still too long. I had to take off an extra 3 or 4 inches after running it into the casing and checking the fit. hmm…
  • I did have to hem the bottom because the selvedged edge had the stripes running horizontally. A zig-zag stitch really worked great with this pattern though.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Beach, Casual, Preppy

Credits

Freshly Picked
Grosgrain

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    Jul 6, 2011, 09.24 AMby cherubrock

    Love the fabric, such a lovely colour! I just made my first ever skirt yesterday and had the same problem with working out how big it needed to be, had to cut off a lot from the hem and it’s quite puffy but I’m still pleased with it :)

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