I shared this a couple weeks ago at Riley Blake…and I hope you don’t mind that I am sharing here today. They really are great Spring skirts!
Hi everyone, it’s Simple Simon and Co. and we are back today with an easy but especially darling skirt today that we have seen all over children’s clothing websites selling for lots of money. But instead of spending lots of money, we are are here today to teach you to make your own tiered skirt out of fabric from your sewing stash.
I made this particular skirt for my daughter who is seven years old and wears a size 7 in girls, but the skirt is easily adjusted for absolutely any age and any size (even adult—-wouldn’t an all white one for Spring be lovely?)
For my skirt I used three different fabrics from The Simple Life by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs.
To begin the skirt, you will need a measurement of how long you want the skirt, which you will then need to divide by the number three (because you want three tiers.)
I needed an 18 inch skirt so my tier measurements are each going to be 6 inches. But because you will have seam allowances on each tier you will need 7 inches for the middle tier….and the top and bottom tiers will need a little extra to make an elastic casing on the top and a hem on the bottom.
Also, because the tiers get more full as the skirt flares out….you will need double the fabric for your second tier and triple the fabric for your third tier.
Here are the exact measurements I used for a girls size 7-8, but you can adjust according to your size of elastic and how much hem you want at the bottom.
Top tier– 8.5 inches by 45 inches (one width of fabric).
Middle tier–7 inches by 90 inches (two widths of fabric).
Bottom tier– 7.5 inches by 135 inches (three widths of fabric).
(You can see I have two seperate pieces for the middle layer and three fabric pieces for the bottom layer. Stitch these separate pieces together to big, long strips before you begin the tutorial. )
And here is the tutorial of how you make the skirt….
And you are done!
Thanks, as always for having us here today! We always look forward to being over here…..