Patchwork Skirt

Added Oct 16, 2007

by blitzzzzza

Naracoorte, Aust...

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Description

This skirt is beautiful for spring and summer, it will keep you cool but also warm if the weather suddenly gets cold… it can also double up as a dress :)

step 1. Cut out approximately 130 or so squares (6cmx6cm), you may need more, of lots of different material… patterned and plain but preferably all the same weight and thickness (it will make it easier)
Step 2. You will need to lay out all the squares into a massive rectangle 8squares by 15-18squares (depending on how flowy you want it)
Step 3. once you have figured out how to arrange the squares sew them together either with an overlocker or if you have lots of time use a french seam (this will last longer and be more comfortable) now you will have a massive rectangle!
step 4. fold the rectangle in half, measure along the top about a third of what your waist is with this length measure around making a quarter circle in the top corner with the folded edge. Cut the quarter circle out.
Step 5. Then you will sew along the top un-joined edge.
Step 6. You will then need to bias bind the waist and make a tie by adding material to each end of elastic (you may like to add some beads)
Step 7. By now you would have noticed it looks a bit strange on the ends for the hem you can either have a rounded hem of a point.
For the rounded hem measure from your shortest length and measure that distance all around making it circular (or like a donut) and just hem it any way you liek.
For a pointed hem you chose a point between the short ends and draw a line to iton both the front and back, cut and hem.
Then you are done!!! :)

Material Notes

lots of different types of material
elastic
and a bit of time!

Difficulty

Novice

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    Jul 3, 2011, 06.10 PMby ndimi

    This looks like quite a project, but it has such a fun result.

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