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 design....to see how this fabric wears.
I like the sheer with the pale pink stripe.
Have a fabulous weekend!