Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for a Organza Panel Skirt.
Since I just finished up a sewing project for myself. I thought I would make a little something for my oldest. I showed her some pictures and my idea with a tiny twist and she was all in. After her consultation……she decided that she would like to skirt to fall just below the knee and that she would prefer an elastic waist. Which, I thought was great. I don’t have to put in a zipper and making the skirt will take less time than I had originally anticipated.
So let’s get started.
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1 yard of a woven fabric 50″-60″ ( If using a 44/45″ you will need 1.5 yards.)
1/2 yard organza (that is as wide as your main fabric.)
1″ Wide Elastic (no-roll elastic)
This skirt will be a finished length of 25″ ( you can make yours to your desired length.)
Fold your main fabric in half with the right sides of the fabric touching (wrong side facing you).
Measure down 22.5″ mark and cut across. Then take the left over piece of your main fabric which is still folded in half and measure down 3″ and cut across.
Next let’s cut the organza. With the fabric folded in half (Just like our main fabric.) Measure down 4″ and cut across.
With your fabric pieces all cut out, you should have the following pieces.
Open up the largest piece of fabric. The right side facing you take your organza and place it right side down(wrong side facing you) on the bottom edge of your fabric.
Sew across using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Finished the seam( with a serger or zig-zag stitch.)
Now press the seam upward toward the main fabric.
With the right side of your fabric facing you top stitch along the seam allowance (this will keep the seam allowance in place and prevent it from showing through your organza.
It will look something like this.
Now with the main fabric right side up. Place the last cut piece of fabric right side down along the bottom edge of the organza and sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Finish the seam as desired and them press the seam down toward the hem. Top stitch just as we did before to keep the seam allowance hidden and in place.
Now fold the skirt in half (right side touching) and sew with a 5/8″ seam allowance. Finish the seam as desired.
The only thing left to do is finish the waistband and hem the skirt. Hem the skirt by folding over 1/2″ and another 1/2″. Press and sew. For the waistband fold over a 1/2″ and then 1 1/4″. Press and sew around leaving a 2 ” opening to insert the elastic through. Once you have your elastic inserted and sewn in place, close the opening and give the skirt a good press for a nice crisp and professional finish.
*Just a tip…..check the holiday isle of your local Fabric Store for your organza. I got the polka dot organza in the Halloween section ( after Halloween) for $1.99 a yard at Joann’s and for my main fabric I used the wrong side of Satin fabric because it had the texture I was looking for and I had a plenty left over in my stash.
I would love to hear some of your creative and useful sewing tips????? One can never have enough tips in their sewing arsenal.
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Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,