jacquard skirt how to
so almost all my things are packed into boxes but I will be moving on friday… I guess I miscalculated the time quite a bit. What am I supposed to do in an empty apartment surrounded by boxes and furniture in parts?
Anyhow this are the steps how I made my jacquard skirt (which is also already packed, because I thought pants would be better for packing and such, now I could wear it anyhow since I wont be packing all days;) )
I started with the pattern of the red maxi skirt, then drew the lines up to the waist and went from there straight until just below the chest. I added some curvy part at the top where I wanted the straps to end
now I placed it on the fabric, the jacquard is elastic with the grain line, so I cut in a 90° angle to it, so my parts would be stretchy. I cut once (2parts) with the strap ending. Then I folded that away and cut it 3 more times (6parts).
now I pinned all parts together, with the longer parts at the side front positions
I left the part open where the zipper was going to. I wanted to use a normal zipper like in the maxi skirt, but the only one at home in the right color I had was an invisible one, so I used that one, a tutorial for a invisible zipper can be found here.
After sewing and serging all side seams I folded the hem up twice and pinned and sewed
same at the top
I used 3cm wide dungarees fittings, so I cut 2 strips in the wished length plus some ease and 8cm wide, 2x3cm plus 2xseam allowance and sewed them into straps, turned the right side out
the buttons came as a set and where really easy to attach I just pressed the parts together with my fingers
then I placed the endings on the back as I wanted them and sewed in place, in the other seams, so it will not show as much
This one was really fun and I cant wait to unpack and wear it!
If there are any questions left please do not hesitate to ask!
keep sewing and smiling
Posted on August 26, 2013, in sewing projects and tagged craft, diy, dungarees fittings, how to, jacquard skirt, maxi skirt, sew, sewing, strap skirt, tutorial, zipper. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.