Saturday, 17 October 2009

A Simple Skirt Tutorial


Hello! I have just finished writing the tutorial for the skirt that I made. Its quite simple to make - so much so that I even decided to make another one (see above!). My instructions aren't very professional but I have tried to explain everything in the simplest way I can.

One word of advice though: I used really thick corduroy for this green skirt, and ended up breaking THREE sewing machine needles because they just wouldn't go through the fabric. So try to buy thin material if you can!

You will need about 1m x 1.5m of fabric, some matching cotton, a 15cm zip, some pins, scissors, and a sewing machine.

(The red bits are the 'nice' side of the fabric and the white bits are the reverse.)


Good luck! If anyone makes their own skirt, let me know how it turns out!

Sadie xxx

20 comments:

iheartvintagex said...

I will defintately give this a go! I usually get my mum to sew me things as I'm hopeless but this has inspired me! :)

Cypriotchick said...

i definately need to get some fabric thanks sooooooo much for the tutorial :D

CYPRIOTCHICK.blogspot.com

Corinna said...

i love the fact that you drew the instrucions by hand:) i really like this type of skirt, maybe i should try it with thicker fabric!

Saorise said...

I'm definitely gong to try this! Thanks :p
Saorise

Gladys said...

Lovely I'm going to try this :)

Gladys

www.penonpapergladysd.blogspot.com

zoe. said...

i will definitely try this!
thank youuuu

:)

graciee. said...

i will definitely give this a try!
thanks for the tutorial!
xx

R. said...

The green skirt looks gorgeous! I'm sorry it gave you so much trouble. Your tutorial is very clear and I love the fact it's all hand drawn. Cute.

Little Bo Peeep said...

gee whiz sadie, what a superb girl you are! i can't wait to try this out, once i get my hand on a sewing machine >:)

i agree with the commenter above! this is one cute tutorial, i love how its all hand drawn as well!

Breshna & Rona said...

love the skirt!

xx
www.littlefashionnotes.blogspot.com

My Passport to Style said...

Your sooo clever Sadie, I must try out your tutorial!!! Sharon xxoo

Amelia said...

That skirt turned out so cute! I love the color. Nice DIY.

Zhcsyra hp said...

whole the outfits are am besten.
great ideas <33

Lost at 11 said...

I wanna make that... It's great!

Lindsey said...

I'll have to try this! That outfit looks adorable btw :]

Polly Farthing said...

Wow you're so talented! You broke three needles - oh dear! It was well worth it though as this is a triumph

Polly x

everydayluxuries said...

Your skirt is lovely. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I tried it out and blogged about it here:

http://everydayluxuries.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/new-skirt/

Anonymous said...

Hello, I've just disovered your blog- I love it, thank you for such lovely tutorials! I actually made this skirt at the weekend (actually I made two), one was with a lovely midnighty navy velvet fabric which I made a little bit fuller with a smaller waistband. The other was plain black cotton, it was high waisted with a thick waistband and I also added two ties into the waistband which I tie into a bog floppy bow at the back. I've been wearing them all weekend, I'm planning another one with an old duvet cover and a tatty lace dress... :D

Kathryn said...

This is a really good pattern for all seasons. I'm definitely going to make (at least) one for my Autumn/Winter school wardrobe.

Katherine said...

Eep, thanks so much for this lovely tutorial! That is really the perfect, most flattering skirt shape, I think. I am in the process of making one out of tweedy fabric (altered for button closure & knee-length), and I'll be making another out of camel-coloured wool. Love!