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Two-Tiered Skirt

Added May 17, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This easy-to-assemble Project of the Week is brought to you by Britex Fabrics, a San Francisco landmark and a must-see for designers, sewers, DIYers and anyone seeking sewing inspiration. If you aren’t able to come visit the famous shop in San Francisco— guess what? You can now visit their newly launched online shop for all sorts of fabulous finds!

Have you been hanging on to a piece of gorgeous silk or cotton you just don’t know what to do with? Check out the instructions tab above to make your own 2-tiered skirt— it’s so easy and quick to make! If you’re short on fabric, leave out the top tier. Tip: For the top layer we used the reverse (matte) side of the shiny charmeuse, and the shiny side for the underskirt. Are you loving this chartreuse silk? Check it out here.

Material Notes

2 1/4 yards silk, 1 1/4 inch wide elastic



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Romantic



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    Dec 27, 2011, 03.33 AMby lyssiemarie16

    fabric is quite fun and flirty! love it!

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    Jun 28, 2011, 09.35 PMby lesyoung

    love the colors in the skirt. also, the background of the pictures are wonderful. is the background in new york?

    great job of writing and great pictures. can wait for the next article

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    Jun 2, 2011, 03.20 PMby shelley .

    That skirt is really cute :)

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    May 26, 2011, 06.46 AMby paintedlady89

    What a cute fabric. I must put the Britex shop on my list for my next visit to San Fransicso!

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    May 25, 2011, 09.28 PMby eccentric57

    I think it would be really nice for me! Because I am a bigger woman, I will use a dark color for the “apron” of this skirt and then pick up the color when I make the “under” layer…maybe a little disguise of the parts of me I need to keep secret!

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    May 25, 2011, 09.11 AMby Dee Durrant

    This an adorable skirt – so girly and summery! I will try out this pattern!

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    May 25, 2011, 01.44 AMby leeny

    If I’m doing my math right, this will have a waist measurement of twice the wearer’s (60 inches for a 30 inch waist for example). This is a huge amount of fabric around the waist, this pattern is really only practical for a very lightweight fabric.

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      May 25, 2011, 03.32 AMby Jamie Lau


      You can definitely play around with the width of the rectangles. In this example, we wanted to add more volume, hence the doubling of the waist measurement. Just make sure the final with the elastic is not too far off from your waist measurement.

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    May 24, 2011, 10.29 PMby pearsonas

    Just what I am needing for a Sex in the City “Carrie” skirt. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOO much!!!

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    May 24, 2011, 06.31 PMby dilshadburman

    Whee!! I was SO thinking of something like this for some awesome fabric I just bought!! This saves me from having to figure it out from scratch! Thanks!

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    May 23, 2011, 10.00 PMby Samoha

    wow you are soo spring :)

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    May 23, 2011, 06.12 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    I love the tiered skirts and floral prints are very on trend. I’d say this could be worn straight into fall with the right cardigans, tights and shoes.

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    May 23, 2011, 05.08 PMby janul

    This is cute and the fabric is very lovely!

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