Sometimes, in the process of creating a new project, you must face some hiccups. At the beginning they seem random and annoying, with no better purpose than slow down your productivity and doubt your own creativity.That is what happened with the Alice skirt.When I bought the fabric online, I had in mind this beautiful pair of shorts with a shirring waistband.
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The fabric is gorgeous! I couldn’t not wait to start with my project.
Until the fabric arrived, and I look at the elephants again.
In my defense, I do not think I was looking at the size of the elephants LOL!
Fortunately, I also bought a stone blue and I have scraps from the Catalina dress Macaw green fabric.
So, I cut them into straps. And I sat on the floor to think.
About the pattern
The Alice skirt is a paneled skirt with an easy, shirring waistband, which makes it comfortable and ready to wear during this summer.
The Alice skirt is so easy that you do not need patterns to make it. However, I have add an instruction sheet with the measurement of each rectangle.
2. Matching thread
4. Elastic Thread
7. Measuring tape or ruler
Light and medium weight fabrics such as cotton and linen.
I recommend using the patterns pieces to know the amount of fabric you will use.
For a size 10 (40 inches hips measurement) I used 3/4 of a yard of the main fabric and 1/2 yard of the blue hemline and panels and 1/2 yard of the green waistband and panels.
I love block color skirts, but I did not want to go that way. I wanted something different.
That is why I cut the fabric into panels. I played with them and put them together. I am sure you can do this with almost any skirt project
That is exactly what I love the most about this project: its versatility. I am thinking of so many different ways to put skirts, even dresses together!
And that is how Alice skirt was born.
How to make Alice Skirt 1. Place both side panels with the front piece together, right sides facing. Pin and sew. 2. Place the second panels and the side of the skirt together, right sides facing and sew along. 3. Place the two panels (green and blue) together, right sides facing and sew along. 4. Repeat this procedure with the other side of the skirt and the back as well.5. Press flat. Waistband: 5. Close the sides of th […]
5. Press flat.
5. Close the sides of the waistband.
6. Place it with the top of the skirt, right sides facing. Pin and sew along.
7. Double fold the top of the waistband. Pin and sew along.
8. Make the shirring on the waistband.
Not sure about shirring? Take a look at this tutorial.
9. Close the hemline side pieces.
10. Place the hemline at the bottom of the skirt. Pin and sew along.
11. Double fold the bottom of the hemline and sew along.
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