Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday

This week I thought I would try my hand at a scalloped skirt for Abby!
I really like how it turned out!

First, I cut a base piece, 41" by 16":

Then I cut the top piece, 41" by 14". I wanted it to be shorter and it wouldn't need a hem!
I also cut the lining for the scallops, 41" by 4 1/2":
I then traced some scallops from my cutting mat:
They were 5" across so I would get 8 of them on the hem of the skirt, leaving 1/2" seam allowance!
I cut out and traced the scallops onto the bottom of the skirt and lining piece:
and cut them out:
Right sides together, time to sew the scallops!
Once they were sewn, I clipped the inner corners and trimmed the extra fabric, turned them right side out and pressed them:
Yay! Scallops!
I turned under the top edge of the lining piece 1/4" and stitched it all the way around:
Next, I sewed up the back seam of the under and outer skirts, finishing the seams:
Then I hemmed the under skirt 3/4":

and topstitched the scallops:

Now it was time to join the under and outer skirts! I pinned them together at the top, right ride of outer skirt against wrong side of under skirt:
After I sewed around the top, I ironed the seam down:
then ironed the layers together. Then I sewed the casing by sewing 3/4" from the top and left an opening in the back by not sewing all the way around:

Next, I threaded the elastic between the under and outer skirts and into the opening:

Then, I sewed my elastic together and closed up the opening in the back! I decided to add a velvet ribbon and bow where the lining seam was for an extra touch!

Scallop skirt finished!

Abby loves it!

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  1. This skirt is adorable! I love the scallops and your fabric is beautiful!


  2. Very cute - will have to try this out!

  3. I like it, it is so cute!

    I saw this on Sew Much Ado.

  4. So cute! I might have to try this one!

  5. This is such a pretty skirt!! I love those scallops around the hem!

    I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  6. This is adorable! I've been wanting to make something like this. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial!

  7. This is really gorgeous!! I have to ask (as a bit of a newbie), how did you attach the ribbon and bow?

  8. T.Teapot-
    Thank you so much!! :) I just stitched the ribbon close to the top and bottom edges and then added the bow on top of the overlap!

  9. This is such a cute springy skirt. Thank you for linking to my party!

  10. Very pretty, I'm definatly going to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  11. I voted for your skirt! Loved the colors and pattern -- different without being uncomfortable-looking! can't wait to see what else you sew!!

  12. Just made one for a b'day gift! Hope she loves it as much as I do! :-)

  13. Luv this skirt. I may attempt to make some for my girls.

  14. May I ask what size skirt does this make with the measurements you have given? Thanks


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