EASY DIY SKIRT: Elastic Waist & Gathered Tier | Sewing Tutorial





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Published on May 13, 2019


In this video I show you how to sew one of the simplest skirts you can make… but with one extra detail that elevates it. The elastic skirt with a gathered tier is so versatile and easy to wear because it can be made in any length and with so many different fabrics.

Measurements for the skirt:
PIECE A (top) – a rectangle.
1A = width: (hip measurement + 8 inches) divided by 2 = 1A {ex. (38 + 8) /2 = 23 … 1A = 23 inches}
2A = height: waist to hip measurement + 2.5 inches = 2A {ex. 8 + 2.5 = 10.5 … 2A = 10.5 inches}
PIECE B (bottom) – a rectangle.
1B = width: 1A multiplied by 1.5 = 1B {ex. 23 x 1.5 = 34.5 … 1B = 34.5 inches}
2B = height: hip to skirt length (you pick) + 1.5 inches = 2B {ex. 14 + 1.5 = 15.5 inches … 2B = 15.5 inches}
PIECE C (lining) – a slight trapezoid.
1C = top width: 1A
2C = bottom width: 1A multiplied by 1.25 = 2C
3C = height: total skirt length from hip to hem {ex. 8 + 14 = 22}

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