Over the break I went on a bit of a sewing rampage so I decided I’d post up a DIY tutorial for you lovelies.
I have been finding so many pictures of scalloped skirts and different variations of it and I decided that I really wanted one! But I couldn’t find one that I really liked, so I figured I’d make one 🙂
Tools and Materials:
I encountered a few problems with the fabric I chose. I originally wanted a fully scalloped skirt as shown on the left below, where all the layers were scalloped, but the fabric I picked was very thin so trying to hem the ends seemed very counter productive. So I tweaked the design a little and went for the design on the right instead where the lace is the only scalloped fabric and the other fabric is hemmed normally.
Here is the tutorial: [click to enlarge all images]
Cutting the fabric to size…
I’ve cut all pieces a couple inches larger than necessary to allow for mistakes and hemming changes. All pieces are cut to the same size.
Note: I’m 5’1″ and I used 22″x22″ pieces
Lets get to the sewing!
Now you have two sides – halfway there…
Woot! Finished product ^_^
Due to the elasticated waistband wearing it with a belt gives it a paper bag skirt / tulip skirt look. If you prefer a smoother look, shrink the size of the waist and add a zip instead.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask via comment, I’ll be happy to help you out.
Also if you’ve done any DIY projects similar to this or if you try this out, I’d love to see the end result!