How to DIY Your Skirt

Many people have so much hoped for sewing and tuning tutorials for that I took to finally pull myself together and I did the first. I chose the artificial way to the familiar level of training images. Tell me honest opinion about the clarity of the instructions and the like. Suggestions for improvement are taken with joy!

The first sewing tutorial describes how to sew a skirt midi-scale clock. In fact, I made ​​a similar less than a month for the backward blog gala. More images skirt can be found here and here . I bought the fabric of the Euro-woven and is mainly cotton. It is breathable, stiff enough and does not wrinkle in use. Choosing fabric, you should pay attention to those mentioned above, the thickness of the fabric. It should not be too “lirua”, but certainly not too thick either. The fabric will be woven definitely, tricot knit is then very own formulas and instructions.

the amount of fabric depends on the desired length of the skirt and the width of the fabric. If the fabric is very narrow, must be placed on both sides of the seam. In this case, you need a fabric twice the desired length. In addition to the fabric you will need approx. 20 cm hidden zipper. On request, your skirt to the lining.

Formula: Measure the desired length of the skirt and waist circumference (so that can accommodate between 1-2 a finger). Measure the pattern of the paper side of the skirt length. Draw a rectangle on the page with another skirt. In between will remain in the measuring 1/2 of the waist (curved). Measure the center of the waist skirt length and draw from the previous helpers using a curved hem.

Cutting:  Lay the fabric doubled. Insert formula on the fabric so that the second coat the sides are parallel to the fold.Leave a seam allowance as necessary. Cut the waistband on fold measuring 1/2 the length of the waist seam + funds.The waistband is good to be approx. 5cm wide ready. In this case, cutting the width must be twice the seam + funds.


Step 1. Start sewing of woman open seam. Finish it necessary, and sew straight stitches up to the zipper. Turn the skirt right side out.

Step 2. Fold and iron the waistband double right-side up. Sew one edge of the skirt attached to the waist (right sides together).

Step 3. Attach a hidden zipper. Turn the other edge of the waistband seam assets “in” darts and strip expired. If the fabric is sensitive to winds, make the bosom of a suitable welts. ROLLED HEM, for example, is well suited for light weight fabric. Robust cotton fabrics are easier to stitch millipääreen help. In fact, I neat hem, because the fabric is cut along the bias, and it is not dissolved easily. In addition, these “raw edges” are currently very popular anyway.