do you have all your gifts and presents for christmas? Is it just me or is that gift shopping getting more crazy every year? More advertisements, longer lines in stores and every one runs around like crazy? I am trying my best not to join, but to stay relaxed. 😉 What about you, did the christmas-crazy infect you?
Anyhow here are the first steps for the skirt I wore in this outfit-picture.
I started with a rectangle: short side: waist divided by 4. (If you want your skirt to sit lower on your hips, take that measurement); long side: wished skirt length from waist down.
now I split that into 3 equally wide strips and cut them
now I started with one strip right at the edge of a bigger paper (I use paper table cloth for my patterns)
bear with me some mathematics:
Since I wanted the skirt to be a half circle skirt I needed 180° in total, this part is a quarter of the whole skirt so I needed 45°, split into 2 spaces between strips: 22.5°
so I placed the strips in a 22.5° angle to each other
drawed around and connected the lines
then added seam allowance and hem allowance
I wanted a seam in the centre front and back, because I used a striped fabric and I wanted it to build a 90° angle at the centre front and back, so I added seam allowance.( if you use a plain fabric, just use the pattern in a fold)
now I just had to cut it 4 times (2 times of a folded fabric) makings sure while cutting the strips will match at the seams.
I hope this was helpful for you, let me know if there are any questions left!
keep sewing and smiling and