To make this skirt...
You will need -
1m x 140cm wide embroidered fabric
.3m x 140cm wide cheesecloth
.7m x 150cm wide cotton lining
Make it up -
- Cut cheesecloth into 140cm x 25cm rectangle.
- Cut embroidered cloth into two 1m x 70cm rectangles (just cut the original piece in half).
- Cut lining into 140cm x 70cm rectangle.
- With right sides together, sew short edges of cheesecloth together to make back seam. Overlock seam edge.
- With right sides together, sew the 2 pieces of embroidered cloth together at side seams. Overlock seam edge.
- With right sides together, sew the lining together to make a back seam. Overlock seam edge.
- Give all pieces a good press with the iron to flatten seams and this will possibly be the best ironing your skirt will ever get...or is that just saying something about my ironing skills?
- Sew 1 or 2 rows of gathering stitch (longest stitch on machine) around the top of embroidered fabric.
- Attach right sides of cheesecloth and embroidered fabric with pins at centre front, centre back and each side seam.
- Pull up gathering thread until embroidered fabric matches cheesecloth.
- Pin seam in place then machine sew.
- Pull out any visible gathering threads. Overlock seam.
- Pin lining to the inside of skirt at the top (right side of lining to wrong side of skirt).
- Fold top down (keeping both layers together) 1.5cm, then 3.5cm, pin then sew casing close to folded edge, keeping a 2.5cm opening at the back seam to insert elastic.
- Measure waist and cut elastic to 8 - 10 per cent shorter.
- Thread elastic through casing, overlap edges and machine stitch together.
- Sew up opening in casing.
- Hem skirt to desired length.
- Hem lining a few centimetres shorter.