Neat website! I really like the “Works In Progress” on the side! Sooo cute!]]>
Thank you so much for sharing these instructions! I just finished up a skirt and slip with this tutorial as my guide. I completed it during my sons nap time! That’d be not quite 3 hours for both items. Also, this is only my 3rd piece of clothing that I’ve made. This just means this tutorial is down right easy!
Thanks again for sharing!! I’ll be back and linking you on my blog and facebook.]]>
Over at the old blog, I had a question about how to put in the waistband. Though this tutorial isn’t really intended for novice sewers (it’s more intended for people who are familiar with the basics of sewing but just want to break out of needing patterns all the time), here’s the basics of waistband sewing.
Cut a waistband that’s 2 inches longer than your waist measurement, and two times wider than you want the finished waistband plus 1 inch. (If I want my waistband to be 2 inches wide, I cut it 5 inches wide.)
After you’ve sewn the sides of the skirt together and put in the zipper, you’ll add the waistband.
I found these instructions, which seem a little overly complicated: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/C-234.html but they should work.]]>
I can’t wait to get to the fabric store and get started on making my summer wardrobe! Thanks for such a simple pattern!]]>
great instructions! i cranked out 2 skirts for my toddler this morning. thanks!]]>
Did you add a zipper? Is the zipper long enough? The zipper needs to be long enough to enable your skirt to open wide enough to get up over your hips. This will be more of an issue if your skirt is long and narrow than it will be if your skirt is fuller.]]>
I’ve just tried it twice and both times I couldn’t get the skirt over my knees. I did what you said with the waist size, plus two inches, divide by four and with half an inch seam allowance. Can you figure out where I have gone wrong? My waist is 25 and my hips are 35 inches.]]>
Thanks can’t wait to try it!]]>
WOW! I just made this skirt today, and it took me about 40 minutes or so. This is a fantastically EASY pattern and I’ll remember it for future projects. Although the skirt is “fuller” than I thought. I almost feel like I need a 50’s style petticoat underneath.
Thanks for this.]]>
Hey! Cool idea! I look forward to trying it!
I have a question. Is it o.k. to use a knit fabric with this pattern? I’m pregnant and the baby is due in January, so I’m looking for cute, comfy, long skirts that I can wear during the winter.
So, I planned on following the elastic band option with a rather wide band, using my hips measurements for the hot pink line. Any other alterations that you think might be helpful.
Thanks for your time!