Floral Skater Skirt

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India asked me to make her a skater skirt, she needs new clothes for back to college.

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This is 100% cotton, self drafted circle skirt with a waistband, invisible zip and hook and eye fastenings.

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I still need to tweak my circle skirt drafting method, but will practice on a skirt for myself I think.

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4 comments

  1. Lovely skirt on an equally lovely looking young lady!

    xx

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  2. That is really pretty...how do you hem it though? Half the reason I don't sew for me is I'm terrible at hemming skirts!

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    1. Hemming circle skirts can be tricky, it's vital to leave the finished skirt hanging overnight so the fabric can find it's own natural level.
      For this skirt I used a narrow hem, I started by neatening the raw edge with an overlock stitch (a zig zag will do), then I sewed a guide line 1cm in froom the raw edge. I used this guide line to press up my hem.After a good pressing I sewed the hem using the sewing machine, sewing on the right side using the edge of the presser foot as a guide from the folded edge of the skirt to ensure my stitching was even.
      I would ordinarily fold a double hem, one small 5mm fold pressed and then the required hem pressed, and I would sew by hand using a slip stitch, but this skirt was a quick turn around fashion item for my daughter, so a machine hem was perfectly suitable. hope that helps. x

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