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:
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!