I think you did a great job! Follow Gurl, pretty please! I would love to hear your methods.
You can do this with dress shirts too. Our local shop sells all their clothing for a dollar. I got this idea off all the re-purpose sewing sites. Hope this helps you to be thrifty. I love your skirt. Cute skirt and you do look healthier! It does not even help to get older and wear larger sizes when shopping for clothes. I love your web page and how you are helping young people do for themselves.
That said, I noticed that you did not iron your fabric before you began your skirt making. Pressing out wrinkles helps you get clean straight lines easier and should be added to your process. Also pressing all seams after they are sewn is a good addition to your sewing practices. I am a seamstress of almost 40 yearts and thought you could use a little tip. Keep up the great work! I am going to be making my own laundry soap thanks to you. I will be able to iron once we get moved into the house.
And it does look very easy. Now I do though.: I love the ease of the pattern you shared. It is so much fun to find the material on clearance and turn it into something both useful and pretty. I love my maxi skirts but I have never made any. I have fashioned some infintiy scarves out of the clearance material bin, though. I just love your skirt. Today I bought 10inches of fabric 45inches wide and cost me ten pounds d it is a lovely fabric but I am only making bibs imagine making a tent to fit.
Thank you for a new skirt pattern. I have made several skirts. Hip measurement plus 6 inches. Then add the fold over for elastic casing on the top.
You have a rectangle, with only three seams. The back, the top and the hem. Put the elastic around you waist and subtract about an inch, insert it into the casing and sew the elastic together, and finish the seam where the casing goes and there you go. I also like fabric. Check out sew4home for some free patterns and how to sews for that new house of yours. I came from Nebraska. It gets very hot and humid there. In the real heat of the summer it is even cooler if you use cotton material for the skirts.
It will breath better and be lighter in July and August. Now that you have made the knit material skirt try some in lighter colors of cotton too.
It will be even cooler for you in the summer. I love this skirt, it is super cute and easy to make. With 8 girls I really need to get the sewing machine out! I do enjoy reading your blogs and wish you the best of luck in your new home. I am sure your farmhouse likes the idea that someone loves it again.
There were only two things I found a little frustrating. I barely made it with fabric on both of them. I had to be careful with laying the pattern out and cutting. I view this as both a positive and negative. The positive is that I have no extra fabric to add to my stash, whew! The negative is that it was a touch challenging to get the cuts I needed. I'm not a super patient person for some things of detail. Hemming is one of them. I used what I am calling the cheater's method of hemming.
I didn't cut super even I don't have a rotary cutter. When it came time to hem, I just pinned the bottom up to where it looked even with the natural curve of the bottom of the skirt.
See the even hem line. No intense measuring involved. No having a child stand around wearing the skirt while I measure and pin etc. For this style skirt, my cheater's method works fine. At least in my opinion. My mom, who was in town when I made these skirts, was a tad appalled at my method. I don't think my kids or I have the patience for the proper method. I think I might purposefully poke them with pins when they start wiggling around…lol…just kidding sort of.
The skirts were super easy to make. The biggest thing I think I learned is that I should have modified the skirts when I cut and sewed them. That would be the beauty of making your own clothes after all, right? Both my girls, but especially Snowflake my older daughter, have narrow waists.
I should have made the skirts the length of the size I wanted with the size of the waist that would fit them. I could see how this would be so great to get them clothes that fit well around their waists. I ended up having to add some elastic to Snowflake's skirt to make it fit. I sewed a pinched seam at the waist of Pumpkin's skirt.
They still turned out just fine…just took me a little extra time to modify them. Like I said, I've learned to check this before hand next time and modify in the way I cut the fabric rather then need to alter later. I also learned that kids and Grandparents get easily distracted during photo shoots. They saw a butterfly, but it lets you get a side view of the skirts, so yay for that! The skirts and the hems are totally not perfect. We still love them. The girls say they are really comfortable and they really like wearing them.
On top of that, they are also very easy to make as far as skirts go. Here's what you need to do. Expert Reviewed Why choose wikiHow?
When you see the green expert checkmark on a wikiHow article, you know that the article has received careful review. In this case, someone with proven expertise on this subject has reviewed this article. Use a soft tape measure to measure around the widest part of your hips. Stick your thumb under the tape measure as you pull it taut to prevent yourself from accidentally making it too tight.
Take your waist measurement. Use a soft tape measure to measure around your waist, just a little above your waist or where your waistband would usually rest.
This may or may not be your natural waist, depending on how high you want the waistband of your skirt to come. Your natural waist is the skinniest part of your waist and usually crosses over your belly button. Keep the tape measure parallel to the ground as you wrap it around your waist. Determine your desired skirt length. Use a soft tape measure to measure the distance between your waist and your ankles, or whatever length you want for your maxi skirt.
Ankle-length is the standard length for maxi skirts, but you could make the skirt fall out anywhere between your lower-calf and ankle and still call it a maxi skirt.
Choose a knit fabric. To make a simple, comfortable, stretchy maxi skirt, you will need to choose a knit fabric with a bit of stretch to it. Otherwise, you might need to wear a slip beneath your skirt. Choose a fabric with at least 25 to 40 percent stretch.
In other words, if you cut 10 inches Preferably, the fabric should not have much four-way stretch, since this will cause the skirt to become longer as time goes on. Purchase enough fabric and elastic. The exact amount of fabric and elastic you need for the skirt will vary based on your measurements. Do not buy "no-roll" elastic, since this type of elastic cannot be sewn into the fabric. The elastic should be about 3 inches 7. You should have enough fabric to wrap around you and enough to drape down to your desired length, at minimum.
It's always recommended that you buy a little more fabric than you expect to use, just in case you make a mistake or in case you need more than you originally expected. Wash and dry your material and elastic before using them. Doing so pre-shrinks your material and makes your skirt ready to wear once complete.
Follow the care instructions for your fabric and for the elastic to determine the proper way to wash them. Fold your fabric in half. Fold the fabric in half, paying careful attention to the grain of the knit so that the elasticity runs in the right direction. Fold your fabric so that the right sides are facing each other and the wrong sides are facing out.
The grain of the knit fabric should run horizontally, or from side to side, rather than top to bottom. Mark the top and bottom of the skirt. The top of your skirt should be half your waist measurement with an added 1 inch to 2 inches 2. The top and bottom lines should be center-aligned with each other. Make sure that the distance between the top and bottom marks matches your desired skirt length, plus 1 inch 2.
Make your markings using a washable sewing pencil or piece of white chalk.
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