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Esay Summer Skirt

Added Aug 1, 2010

by anothercostumer

Fayetteville, Un...






Cotton lightweight skirt prefect for a casual Summer day.

Material Notes

I used a cotton blend, but any lightweight woven fabric like cotton, blends, linen, or silk will work great.




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    Apr 26, 2011, 07.53 AMby shelley .

    Cute, I love the color.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 01.35 PMby anothercostumer

    Sorry that is really confusing looking at it now. Next time I’ll take pictures as I make it and do proper instructions.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 08.25 AMby Kelly Amanda

    This is so lovely What pattern did you use? I’d love to try and make my own.

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      Aug 2, 2010, 01.34 PMby anothercostumer

      I made my own pattern, it’s not too hard.

      For the width of the skirt I just timed my waist measurement but 1.5 and add 1 3/5 inches to that to have a 5/8 inch seam allowance on either side. Then for the length I figured out I wanted it to be about 16 inches long. And to that I added 5/8 inches for were I was going to attach it to the waist band and 2 inches the the bottom because I wanted a one inch double turn hem.

      Then for the waist band I wanted it to be 1.5 inches tall, so I added 5/8 inches for seam allowance and then doubled that because you want to fold it in half so that it ends up finished on both sides. Then for how big to make it around I took my waist measurement again and added 3 inches to that. One for the side that will overlap and 2 for the side that will under lap.

      Now after typing all of that I feel I got a little confusing. I’ll add a sketch of the basic layout.

      1. Then you seam up the side of the skirt with right sides together, leaving the top 2 1/2 inches unsewn.
      2. Then I would hem the skirt, however you wished to hem it.
      3. Then you’d run a gathering stitch 1/2 and inch from the top.
      4. I would the press fusible interfacing to half the waistband.
      5. With right sides together, fold the waistband in half and sew both of the small ends, turn out and press.
      6. Then press under the seam allowance on the side of the waistband without interfacing.
      7. With right sides together pin the waistband (with the side with the interfacing down to the good side of the fabric) to the skirt and pull and distribute the gathering.
      8. Baste and then stitch the skirt to the waistband.
      9. Then fold up and press, so that the top of the skirt is encased in the waistband.
      10. Then slip stitch the inside of the waistband to the skirt.
      11. Add buttons, hooks & eyes, or snaps to close the skirt, and you’re done.

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