Girl's Strip Skirt

comments (3) April 30th, 2009 in gallery     

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Jandi Jandi, member
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I made this skirt yesterday and was thrilled with the results.  

 

 

You can check out more of my projects on my blog:  http://jandidean.wordpress.com


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jandi's Strip Skirt
posted in: gallery, trendy, fabric, wearable, chic, thread, pink, skirt, brown

Comments (3)

squigglytwigs writes: I love it. Thank you for directions.
Posted: 10:24 am on December 17th
Jandi writes: You will need about 3/4 of a yard for the waist band and hem and about 1/2 of a yard of 4 other fabrics for the stripes. Obviously, you will need less or more fabric depending on the size of skirt. This one is a size 7/8. Measure your child's waist and add 3-4 inches to that number (24 + 4 = 28). Cut the waist band that long and 6 inches high (shorter if you are making a toddler skirt). Sew the short sides together and finish the raw edges. Cut 20 strips for the middle of the skirt. These should be 6 inches wide (again, thinner for a smaller skirt). Mine are 10 1/2 inches long but make yours shorter or longer depending on what you want. Sew all the strips together, press, and top stitch the seams for a clean look. Multiply the width of your stripes by 20 (6 x 20 = 120). You will need to cut 3-4 hem bands to equal that length. I made mine about 6 inches wide (see a pattern here?). Sew all the pieces of the hem band together and then press it in half. Sew it to the strips of the skirt and then top stitch the seam. Gather the top of the main skirt and stuff it inside the waist band (right sides facing). Pin and then flip the whole thing inside out so that you can sew it together with the gathered side up. Turn right side out and top stitch the seam. Fold the top of the waist band over 1 1/2 inches to create a casing for the elastic (I used 1 inch elastic cut 1 inch smaller than my child's waist measurement).
I hope that is clear enough. I don't sew as much as I'd like to and I don't know the right terms for things. lol
Posted: 1:31 am on May 2nd
sarahsjeans writes: This is SO cute. Do you have directions?
Posted: 11:48 am on May 1st
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