I really enjoyed the outcome of this project and found it to be fairly quick to put together. I made the length a little long for me, but thought it might be nice if I left it long for pregnancy too, to wear above my belly.
First, I cut my fabric to be a rectangle
(1.5 x waist length) x (length + width of my elastic + 1/2" allowance)
For me I had a 31" waist and a length of 37" (a bit less, but I wanted to make sure it was long enough)
And my elastic was 1.25" wide so I rounded it up to 1.5" to make sure the casing would be big enough.
(1.5 x 31") x (37" + 1.5" + 1/2") or 46.5" x 39"
I sewed the two 39" long sides together with a 1/2" seam allowance leaving 6" open at the bottom. Then I serged the raw edge.
Then I sewed 1.5 inches into it or 1/2" from the serged edge leaving a 2-3" opening to put the elastic through.
I cut the elastic to be (waist + 1/2") which for me was 31.5" and I ran the elastic through the casing.
To make sure I got the sizing right, I overlapped the elastic by that extra 1/2" and pinned it with safety pins and tried it on. Then I could adjust the elastic if I needed to before I sewed it.
Then I sewed the elastic together overlapping it by that extra 1/2" or whatever I adjusted it to after trying it on.
I had left that 6" opening in the bottom of the skirt for a slit. First I opened up the slit so it was straight across and serged the raw edge.
Very cute! I'm jealous of your serger. My sewing machine has been collecting dust (ok not really, the dust cover is on it) because my zig-zag is on the fritz and I have nowhere to get it fixed. Frustrating. I did use my mum's last time I was home to make a skirt, too though! A little shorter than maxi. I think I'd look like one long pole if I tried to wear one. Heehee.ReplyDelete
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