Friday, April 29, 2011

Sheer Skirt Madness

I have been wanting to make a maxi skirt for awhile now but not quite knowing what material to go with.  I decided on this sheer satin ribbon chiffon that I have had for at least 10 years now as I loved this material when I bought it but never new what really to make with it.  I did make a few lavender sachets with it but the other 8 meters sat folded untouched.  I have been on a sheer skirt making madness lately...the tulle skirt....the lace skirt. 

This was easy to make & here is my mini tutorial.....I measured & used about 2 meters of fabric & I serged the hem.  I used wooly nylon on the upper looper in metallic pink to give it a bit more strength on the hem.

Sew the one seam together

Fold 1" to make a waist band & iron.

Sew the waist band all around leaving about 2" to insert elastic.

I use the best quality elastic so it will not twist & turn inside the casing.

I always use a zig zag & triple stitch the elastic ends together.  Sew the rest of casing up & your done!

I will be making more skirts with this fabric in different designs....this is my first test see how this fabric wears. 

I like the sheer with the pale pink stripe.

Have a fabulous weekend!


Tany said...

That's gorgeous, just like a runway look!!

Denise said...

Thanks Tany! You so see my vision....this is my first design that I came up with for a fashion show in June!

Holly Lefevre said...

So pretty! Great colors...soft and feminine and stylish!

Carolyn said...

That is amazing, and I love this look! It looks totally fabulous! I loved your comment that you sewed a few lavender sachets out of the fabric, but the other 8m sat untouched, lol! I can relate... What will you do with the other 6m??
If you wanted to you could remove the elastic and sew a few darts in the top, and insert a zip in the seam to make it a smooth drop of skirt with no gathering at the top.
If I do use an elastic waistband, I usually sew a couple of discreet vertical catching seams over the elastic, to further eliminate that risk of the elastic turning within the casing.

Krafty Kat said...

So pretty and feminine! Thanks for linking up this week!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

That fabric is so light and airy!!! Bet that skirt is SO comfy!!! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I said it before you're so talented..I wish knew how to make my own clothes...(sigh) it would be sooo much cheaper!!! Great colors doll!


handmade clothes said...

fantastic place to work I'm jealous ;)I use a table in the kitchen :D