Satin gathered skirt

Added Oct 4, 2013

by Jo Jo

Vancouver, Canada

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Description

I made a blue, satin, gathered skirt by combining the following tutorials found on Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing and This Big Oak Tree:

http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2009/08/sew-full-gathered-skirt-part-one-make.html

http://www.thisbigoaktree.com/2012/06/high-waisted-mini-skirt-tutorial.html

I expanded on the design a bit by sewing in a full gathered Blemburg lining (so comfy) to support the weight of the satin a bit and also installed an invisible zipper by hand. My attempt at an invisible hem was, well, not very invisible, but nobody noticed when I wore it. I also added in-seam pockets which were awesome and bound all of the edges with bias tape. The bias tape got a bit bulky in places, especially around the pockets, but it wasn’t visible due to the size and weight of the skirt.

Maybe I’ll make a petticoat for a more classic silhouette.

Got any ideas for finishing satin?

Material Notes

Satin shell and Blemburg lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt

Credits

Gertie's Blog For Better Sewing
This Big Oak Tree

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    Dec 10, 2013, 03.58 PMby ladynicole

    I always loved lace tape to finish satin edges or for hems. French seams work well too!

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    Oct 5, 2013, 11.40 AMby Deanna31

    Its simple and looks great. The top matches really well too, and I like the unusual twist.

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      Oct 7, 2013, 04.52 PMby Jo Jo

      Thanks! Ibwas surprised at how well they looked together!

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    Oct 4, 2013, 02.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely skirt – and the color is so nice!

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      Oct 7, 2013, 04.52 PMby Jo Jo

      Thank you for the comment. I also love the color :)

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    Oct 4, 2013, 09.47 AMby liliv-1

    No ideas, but I like the skirt very much….the color is so pretty!

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      Oct 7, 2013, 04.52 PMby Jo Jo

      Thanks!

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