Easy DIY 1 Seam Circle Skirt

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Thread It Thursday and the New Year !!! I’m happy to share my first post of “2015”.

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I am literally going in circles…lol. Over the past 2 day’s I was able to whip up 7 circle skirts. I have attempted to make a circle skirt so many times and failed. It just never turned out right. I just chalked it up to being a beginner at the time. Who had only taken a few classes at Joann’s Fabric and looked at a lot of blog’s and YouTube. So one day while on YouTube I see one of my favorite sewing blogger’s/vlogger’s made a really simple tutorial. So I thought I would give making circle skirts another try.

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I made a few adjustments:

• Removed 1.5″ from waist
• Removed 1.5″ from waistband
• Added a yoga style waistband
• Elastic waistband (on one skirt)

Fabric :

Jersey Knit

Ponte De Roma Knit

Double Knit

1- 1.5 Yards of fabric

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Also made the circle/skater skirt in the following fabric’s for my daughter’s.

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I purchased my fabric from DenverFabrics.com. They have great quality fabric at great prices. I will link all the fabric’s that I used below.

Blue/Green Chevron here

Pink Chevron click here

Blue Leopard here

Fuschia Leopard here

Butterfly here

Black & White Heart Knit sold out

Tan Leopard sold out but similar in Jersey Knit here

This tutorial was very easy to follow. Which is how I was able to churn out so many skirts.

Circle Skirt Tutorial w/ Mimi G

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

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Easy 1 Seam DIY Pencil Skirt

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Thread It Thursday….

This skirt is truly easy sewing!!!

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One by one I am going through my fabric stash and completing projects that I have been meaning to get to, since I started sewing a few years back. So next up was a Navy Blue Faux Snake Skin. I always envisioned it being a pencil skirt. So, I stuck with that and within 30 minutes I had the pencil skirt that had once been just folded fabric in my stash.

This is a super simple and quick project. Which is great for me “the impatient sewer”. I am starting to think I will always be that way when it comes to sewing. There are so many thing’s I want to make…so my projects have to be quick and well sewn. I’m getting impatient now so let’s get to this pencil skirt….lol.

Materials:

1 yard of a stretch faux snake skin fabric.

1 yard of 2″ Wide Elastic

Coordinating Thread

How to:

Take your waist measurement and decide on the length.

Now let’s add the seam allowances. For a fitted skirt cut at your waist measurement. For a not as fitted skirt it will be your waist measurement +1″. For the length…it will be length measurement+ 1″ (hem) + 2.5″ (waistband). For me my waist is 34″. For the length 23″+ 1″ (hem) + 2.5″ = 34″(wide) by 26.5″(length)

With our measurements taken it’s time to cut our fabric. Fold your fabric in half with right sides touching. The wrong side will be facing you. Since we are cutting on the fold. You will cutting as follows…..waist measurement ÷ 2 ( for me that is 34″÷2= 17″) Cutting measurements will be as follows 17″ by 26.5″

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Now cut according to your measurements.

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Now it’s time to sew using a small zig-zag or stretch stitch with a 5/8″ seam allowance. Finish your seam as desired (i.e. serger, regular zig-zag stitch or pinking shear’s).

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Let’s work on the waistband. Fold over the waistband 1/4″ and fold over again 2 1/4″ and pin to hold in place. Starting at the seam sew around the edge of the waist with a stretch or small zig-zag stitch, making sure to leave a 3″opening for your elastic to go through later.

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Next it’s time to fit your elastic. Pull the elastic comfortable around your waist, overlapping the ends and cut. Be sure it comfy and not to tight.

Now using a safety pin and straight pin, feed your elastic through the opening .

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Pull the elastic through the opening and sew the elastic together. Then sew the 3″ opening closed.

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It’s time for the last step. The hem. Fold the hem 1/2″ and then again 1/2″ pin to hold into place. Sew around close to the edge with a stretch or small zig-zag stitch.

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Tada……. All done and ready to wear. In 30 minutes or less.

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Thank you for stopping by and feel free to check out another pencil skirt tutorial here.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

Easy Step by Step DIY Organza Panel Skirt

Hello everyone,

Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for a Organza Panel Skirt.

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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.

Supplies:

(*This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive compensation if you make a purchase using the links.)

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.)

coordinating thread

1″ Wide Elastic (no-roll elastic)

Instructions:

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).

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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.

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Next let’s cut the organza. With the fabric folded in half (Just like our main fabric.) Measure down 4″ and cut across.

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With your fabric pieces all cut out, you should have the following pieces.

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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.

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Sew across using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

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Finished the seam( with a serger or zig-zag stitch.)

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Now press the seam upward toward the main fabric.

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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.

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It will look something like this.

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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.

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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.

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Now fold the skirt in half (right side touching) and sew with a 5/8″ seam allowance. Finish the seam as desired.

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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.

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*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.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺