Perhaps some of you have had a look into their fabric box or went to the fabric store in order to find the perfect chiffon to make one of our skirts. Or maybe you have a box full of fabric scraps, then you may want to try a patchwork skirt?
The tutorial for our basic pattern as well as all variations you’ll find as PDF to download or below to read.
- Download pattern, cut out the desired size (36-40 on the pattern) and put pattern on fabric. Specify desired length (see separate instructions for all five skirts for our lengths).
- Cut out front and back part. For seam allowance, leave 4 cm at the hem, 2 cm on the sides and 1 cm on all other edges. Draw in location of the pleats, fold them and pin them down.
- Sew side seams of the skirt panels, leave open the pocket opening. Sew in pockets.
- Stitch back center from the zipper mark to the hem. Sew in zipper.
Of course you can also sew in the zipper into the side seam, then you can cut the back pattern in the fold. In this case sew in zipper in the left side seam, leaving out one of the side pockets. Inexperienced crafters may leave the side pockets away after all.
- The waistband is cut in this way: waist, 2 cm seam allowance, adding convenience 2 cm, 3 cm underlap (eg 70 +2 +2 +3 = 77cm)
The width of the waistband depends on your own taste and current fashion. Standard size is 3.5 cm.
- You cut the waistband 9 cm wide, iron in collar 9 to cm wide. Press fusible interfacing at the wrong side of the fabric and tack it to the wrong side of the upper edge of your skirt. You now notice whether you have to change around the pleats. If everything fits together neatly, tack the pleats (so they won‘t slide around when sewing the waistband). Do not forget: the underlay needs to remain overlapping, we‘ll sew on the button on this overlapping piece later on.
- Sew waistband wrong side on wrong side on the top part of your skirt, iron it along the seam, fold seam allowance inside and sew on.
- Put in button holes and sew on button.
- Fold and iron hem, sew on by hand (so the seam is invisible).
Tutorials for all variations you can find in the PDF.
We are so excited to see what you come up with! We have therefore founded a Pinterest Board where we will save your creations. We’ll share your creations on FB, Pinterest and our blog!
Many greetings from Evi & Thea