Skirt from scraps!09:00
Does anyone else have a mother in law who seems to shorten every skirt she ever buys?? I do, and I got a load of off cuts from her in February. Luckily my mother in law goes for quite full skirts so the off cuts from the bottom were long and thin, perfect for making a tiered girls skirt!
This is how I did it, photos are not great, sorry:
Take 2 offcuts, either from the bottom of a (fairly full) skirt or 2 long strips. I had one lining strip and one patterned.
Cut the patterned strip in half to make the two tiers then cut the lining one the same length (the fullness of your original skirt will determined the fullness of the final skirt..)
Sew the short ends together to make 3 tubes of fabric.
My plan was to use the lining as the waistband and to attach the patterned fabric to.
With the lining the right way out I attached the first tier, right sides together but with the patterned tier upside down so, once sewn to lining it would be folded down to disguise the seam.
I then used the same method to sew the second tier on. The spacing of your tiers and placement on your lining fabric will depend on how long you want the skirt. My first tier was about 2 inches from the bottom and the second was right at the bottom.
Then press the tiers down and attempt to get someone to model it for you...
I made another one in the same way, little e did not like it as much...
Whether she will actually wear either of them is another question, she really does not like leggings or tights which is not ideal since we don't live in the warmest place in the world....!
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