Ok so I'm officially on a skirt kick as this is my third one in 2 weeks. With spring in the air I just can't help but want to live in spring things!
This diy skirt is similar to the other one I did but this one has a sash and is fuller...which I think is way fun! To purchase this exact fabric go to my etsy shop! If you're not up for making it you're in luck! I now sell it on my etsy shop too!
You should also check it out on my friend over at Stylish Petite!
Hopefully I don't confuse you by bringing in some photos from my previous skirt tutorial but so many of the steps were the same that I figured I'd save myself some work...remember I am a mom of a 7 month old!
Here we go...
Here's what you'll need:
2 yards of fabric (44" stand width, you should have some leftover)
Zipper approximately 6"-10" in length
Zipper foot for sewing machine
To start cut out the following:
Main body: 22"h x 33"w (x2)
Belt: 6 1/2"h x 28"w (for a size 2)
Sash: 6"h x 38"w (x2)
TO FIND YOUR SIZE:
The general rule of thumb is to take your waist size and double it to find the main body amount.
In my case I did a little more than double, 28" waist 66" body(it depends on how full you want it).
Start by making the belt. You'll want to measure your waste to find out exactly what size is best for you. My waist is 28" around so that is where I cut the fabric. I cut it there because I intended for the zipper to show about 1/2". If you don't want it to show then you'll want to add a 1/2" to the measurement of your waist and then iron in the sides each 1/4".
Iron up the top and bottom of the belt and then the sides as shown.
Then iron it in half and set aside.
Take the two main body pieces and stitch them together with a 1/4" seam.
Iron the seam open.
Next lay out the skirt as shown so that you can mark where the zipper ends on the skirt. Make sure you tuck some of the skirt up into the belt approximately a 1/2".
Place a pin where the zipper ends.
Fold the skirt in half RIGHT sides together and pin up the skirt ending at the pin marking the zipper ending. Stitch from the bottom up to the zipper pin.
Iron the seam open and press the unstitched sides in as shown.
Next roll up the bottom 1/4-1/2" and iron in place. Roll it up once more and press again.
Stitch in place.
Next gather the top of the skirt by stitching two loose stitches next to each other along the top. DO NOT BACK STITCH!
Then pull one of the threads to gather the fabric. You will likely need to do this to the other end as well since it can get stuck or too tight on one side.
Lay out the skirt with the belt above it as shown. Note that the zipper in the sash skirt will be on the side of the skirt and not the back like the one pictured.
Put the skirt in between the belt opening and pin in place. MAKE SURE THAT IT IS TUCKED IN ALL AROUND. Stitch a seam where the skirt and the belt meet. Be sure to leave the ends where the zipper goes unsewn so you can put the zipper inside the belt flap as shown below.
Next add the zipper. Place the zipper between the belt flaps and under the skirt. Pin and stitch using a zipper foot on your sewing machine.
The zipper foot allows you to get nice and close to the zipper.
Do the other side.
Now to add the sash. Take the two sash pieces and stitch them together with a 1/4" seam. Press the seam open.
Iron up the bottom and down the top about 1/2". Iron in the sides 1/2" then fold in half and iron.
Tuck the corners in and iron in place. Fold in half again and stitch along the seam.
To add the sash to the skirt make sure the zipper is on one side. Lay out the sash off center (unless you want the bow directly in the middle of your skirt). Pin the sash to the belt and stitch a seam straight down the back of the belt like in the little girl skirt I made below.
And that's it! You're ready to wear your skirt with pride.
Like always let me know if you have questions!
You can also check out a feature on this skirt over at Sew Alluring!