17 Jun DIY the gathered skirt
New saison, new skirt ! I started a new model to welcome the summer. I present to you the gathered skirt with sizes mini, mid-long or long. There are two versions to sew it: the flared shape (with more gathers) or the tailored one… Here is the tutorial…
To make your skirt with gathers :
- Fabric of choice
For the width : Divide the waist circumference by 2
For the height : it depends ont the heigth you want. Look at the plan here under…
- Elastic with width of 3 to 4 cm
For the quantity, make this calculation :
(waist circumference divided by 2) – 5cm = the height
- Sewing machine
Step 1 : the frontside
Fold in half the pieces that will be used as a belt , wrong sides together. If you chose a thin fabric don’t forget to thermobond the 2 pieces before you start.
Fold at 1 cm along the edge.
On the frontside of the skirt, make a wide straight stitch at 1cm to gather the piece until it makes the width of the belt (= width of your waist). Spread the gatheres equally.
Put the piece of the belt for the front on the piece for the front of the skirt, right side on wrong side. Pin it and make a straight stitch.
Fold the belt and make a straight stitch again on the edge of the skirt.
The frontside is done !
Step 2 : now, the backside
Make the same steps as before by putting the second piece of the belt on the back of the skirt. This as to be done flat without gathers.
Place the elastic in the hem. Put a paper clip at the end of the elastic, to make it easier.
Put the elastic and close the first end with a straight stitch. Bring the elastic out (with a safety pin) on the other side, remove the safety pin and close with a straight stitch.
The backside is done !
Step 3 : assembling et finishing touches
Place the 2 sides, right sides together, and sew a straigth stitch all along. You only need to do the edges of the bottom part…. and wear your beautiful skirt !
THE TAILORED GATHERED SKIRT
For this version, You’ll make a split for comfort. Good news, I’ll show you the technique to do in this article.
The following steps are similar to the ones in VERSION 1 (beginning of the article).
To make the backside of the skirt, assemble the 2 pieces by making a big split for comfort ! You decide what heigth it will be according to the heigth of the skirt you chose.
DIY Split for comfort
Make a split for more comfort in this step-by-step tutorial >
Once the pieces assembled put the belt en the elasitic like explaind before.
Time to try on the skirt !