The skirt is very simple to make; I made two in under 3 hours. However, if you have never sewn pockets before it'll really slow the process down. I found it hard to explain the pockets, so I might make a video for it.
First cut two pieces of fabric.
They should measure
hip measurement multiplied by 0.75
desired length + twice the width of elastic + hem (around 2cm)
Then you need to cut out four pieces for the pockets
You can decide the depth of the pockets and width, but MAKE SURE YOU CAN FIT YOUR HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS! I made mine roughly 19cm by 15inches
Finished all the rough seams, I zig zag stitched mine to prevent fraying.
Pin two of the pieces together right side together
repeat with the other two pieces
leave around 2cm and sew like so
reverse stitch at the beginning and end
Iron do so you create a flap.
Place the pockets were you want them
(tip : look at your other skirts to see where you prefer your pockets)
Pin the pockets so the flap is facing the fabric but not pinned down.
Flip the pocket over and pin it to the other pieces of the fabric.
The skirt pieces should be right sides faccing.
Sew the pockets in place and remebering to reverse stitch.
Be careful not to stitch the pockets together!
It should look like so
Pin the edges of the skirts together and then sew the sides, making sure you don't stitch close the pocket.
Iron flat the seams.
Fold over the top, so you have enough to create a channel for your elastic.
Iron flat and then sew a channel leaving a 4 cm gap in the stitches.
Attach your elastic to a safety pin or bodkin and thread it through the channel.
Don't lose the end of the fabric!
Sew the ends of the elastic together.
(tip; melt the ends of the elastic to prevent fraying)
Sew the gap closed
Fold the ends of the skirt and then iron flat and then sew to creat a hem.
Sew applique if you want.
I love making pockets, and since the skirt is poofy, they are quiet concealed.
(very happy with the skirt)
To make the skirt more poofy, just times your hip measurement by a bigger number, however you will have more 'bulk' at the waistband.
You can get some really cool shapes from rectangular cut out fabric, but I haven't really tried it out my self. I hope the tutorial was okay to follow!
Let me know how yours turned out!
What would you love to be able to sew?
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