I decided to do this blog series as a little Advent Calendar to myself and you guys!
I don't think there are 25 steps but never mind.
The end result should look something like these skirts from Spank! but with a thinner waistband (if you prefer) and no petticoat underneat. You'll have to supply that yourself. :3
What You Will Need:
- 5+ fabrics in different colours and patterns. Use a mixture of patterned fabric and plain fabric.
- Scissors, Fabric and paper
- Sewing machine, preferably, i mean you probably can do this by hand but i wouldn't reccommend it.
- Newspaper or Pattern paper
- Tape measure, tailors chalk or pencil, marker pen, tape
I will post a step a day for this.
Day one is starting with drafting the pattern for the skirt. The boring but most crucial bit.
~ Start by taking your true waist measurement and the length you want the skirt. In my case it was 32" and 16"
~ Tape a good few pieces of newspaper together and get your measuring tape and marker ready.
~ You can either use a compass for this or I used the lid to my bin.
Either draw a circle the circumference of your waist measurement or draw it around something round like in the picture.
~ Then halve what you just marked off. These points will be the side seams.
~ Measure the length + half an inch from the circle line all the way around. then cut it out and you will have something like this:
~ The waistband is very simple, it is basically a rectangle the length of your waist + half an inch each end and double the width you want + half inch each edge.
For example mine will be 33" x 7"
Cut that out as well.
Tune in for the next step tomorrow! :3