My vintage Russian skirt
Added Aug 12, 2012
by Chez Louise
5 metres of fabric!
I cut the fabric of 1m large in two to have one large strip of 80 cm and the other of 20 cm.
On my large strip, at one edge, I made marks with my chalk at 10 cm, 10 cm, 10 cm and then 30 cm, 10 cm, 10 cm, 30 cm, etc.
On the other edge, I made marks at 30 cm, 10 cm, 30 cm, 10 cm, etc.
Joining the points, I had a lot of quadrilateral forms which looked like triangles without the apex of 30 cm base and 10 cm at the opposite site.
I overlocked (does this word exist?) each side of every quadrilateral.
I sewed together each quadrilateral but one with the 10 cm side. I had an immense skirt. I gathered the top of the skirt in order to have the skirt at my waist size and I put an invisible zip.
I fold the strip of 20 cm in two and sew at 1 cm of the long side in order to have a belt of 8 cm large. I sewed the belt to the gathered skirt. Being very long, the belt is finished in a bow.
I added a red ribbon at the bottom of the skirt to hide the overlocked (?) stitch.
5 m of cotton fabric + 8 m of red ribbon.
- Chez Louise