Feb. 2012 29

Awesomely Fast Tulip Skirt

Pastels and lady like details are very much in for spring. To get on bored with the trend (which I’m trying to do more of lately) I have a tutorial for beautiful tulip skirt. It also happens to be one of the easiest tutorials I’ve ever made! Hooray easy!

The fabric I’ve picks is this opal/pearl colored satin. It has slight pink undertones that are so soft and lovely. It’s perfect for a flower inspired piece.

 

You’ll need enough fabric that you can wrap it around your hips about 1.5 times. Like so:

1. Cut your fabric to the proper width. For the length, measure from your waist to wherever you want the hem, then add 1.75” to that. That will be your length

2. Fold rectangle in half. Round out the corner. I made a rough 12×12 measurement for this. But you can use a plate or other object if you prefer to have a guide.

3. To finish the raw edges, roll the edge up ¼”, then another ¼”. So you’ll end up having taken up ½” total

4. Wrap the skirt around your hips to where it feels comfortable. Pin the fabric together. The waist will be loose, but that’s what the elastic is for.

5. Roll the raw edge ¾”, then another ¾”. Sew as close to the fold closet to the inside. This makes a pocket for the elastic. You want to leave an opening in the back

6. Work your elastic through the pocket. I like to pin a safety pin to on end to help work it through.

7. Once all the way through, make sure your elastic isn’t twisted, sew the ends together.

8. Now close the opening in the pocket.

All done!

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One Response to “Awesomely Fast Tulip Skirt”

  1. Karen
    August 11th

    Ohh this is actually easy to make. I luv

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