DIY Lined Gathered Skirt with Side Seam Pockets

Hello Readers

I was online looking for a simple tutorial to explain how to make a skirt that is lined and has side seam pockets. I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so……..I decided to wing it and see how it would turn out.  It was actually very simple and here is how it turned out…….

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So let’s jump right in.

Supplies:

1 yard of your main fabric
1 yard of lining fabric
1″ wide elastic
Coordinating thread

For this project/ tutorial I worked with 45″ wide cotton for the main fabric as well as the lining. This works perfect if you wear anywhere from X SMALL- LARGE. For larger sizes you will need a 1 1/2 yards of fabric.

To make this skirt you will essentially make two of the same skirts and connect them at the waist.

Step 1:

Decide how long you want your skirt to be. (mine 18″) to this we are going to add 2″ for the waistband and 2″ for the hem. For a total length of 22″. Your lining fabric will be cut 1″shorter for me that would be 21″

Step 2:

Time to cut….with your fabric folded in half (pretty side of fabric touching) (wrong side facing you)…measure down to your desired length and cut.

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Put your left over fabric a side…we will use this to make the pockets in a few.

Now take the fabric we just cut and cut in down the center of the fold…..you will now have 2 pieces a front and a back.

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Now repeat those steps to your lining fabric.

Step 3:

Now it’s time to cut out your pocket pieces. You can simply draft a pocket pattern similar to the one below…..  Or to make things easier for anyone making this skirt…….I found a free pocket pattern thanks to handmadebymrsh.blogspot.com  Click Here to download the pocket pattern piece.
With your fabric folded (right sides touching) wrong side facing you.  Lay the pattern on the fabric and cut out the pockets and then repeat.  You will have a total of 4 pocket pieces.  Now repeatedly those steps to your lining fabric.  You will end up with a total of 8 pocket pieces 4 for your main fabric and 4 for your lining fabric.

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Step 4:

Take your front and back pieces, measure down 6″ from the top and pin the pocket pieces on like so.

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Repeat to lining like so

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With 1/2″ seam allowance sew the pockets on.

Repeat to lining fabric

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Next press pockets open on front and back pieces and repeat to the lining

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Now pin you front and back pieces together with the right sides touching and wrong sides facing you.

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Sew together with a 5/8″ inseam like so

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Repeat to lining fabric

Now finish your seams as desired. Pinking shears, serger or zigzag stitch.

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Press pockets and side seams of print fabric and lining

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Turn fabric right side out and place lining fabric inside the main fabric. Aligning side seams.

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Push designed fabric pocket into lining fabric. It will end up like this.

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Let’s work on the waistband. Fold down 1/2 and press

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Now fold over 1 1/2″ press

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Now it’s time to sew around the waistband, leaving a 2″ opening to feed your elastic into.

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Cut your elastic which is your waist measurement minus 3.5″. Put a safety pin through one end of the elastic and feed in through the opening an all yhe way around the waistband casing. Pull both end of the elastic, so that they over lap and zigzag back and forth to secure.

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Tug on skirt waist so that the elastic is all tucked inside and sew the 2″ opening closed.

Final steps hem the lining. Fold over 1″ and press. Fold it over again 1″ press and sew. Now repeat those steps to your main fabric. Tada you’re all done.

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Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

DIY LOUNGE/ PAJAMA PANTS TUTORIAL

So this week I have been getting through some sewing projects. It feels good to check another one off the list.

My 14 year old pick this fabric up over the summer for just $1.95.

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It is a flannel. A project like this is great with a woven cotton or flannel. Which requires about 2- 2 1/2 yards of fabric.

I used a pair of her existing pants to make these.

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You can also use a store bought pattern such as this, which is very easy to follow.

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This is a great beginner project.

To make these from an existing pair of pants click here.

To make these from a store bought pattern click here.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Cynthia Rowley Pattern Giveaway Winner Announced & My latest easy to make creation

Its time to announce the winner  

of the Cynthia Rowley

Pattern…..and the winner is……. 

 

“Chuichoy”

Congratulations and Thank You 

For Entering

To claim your prize please visit my contact page.  So that I can get the pattern to you as soon as possible.  Please claim your gift within 4 days or another winner will be chosen.  Thank you again to all for entering.

Onto my latest project:

 

A super easy to make elastic waist skirt with a sash.  For my youngest daughter.  This skirt is very similar to a tutorial I have on the paper bag waist skirt.  The only difference is the waist line.  The skirt requires 1 yard of 60″ width fabric or 1 1/2 yards of 44-45″ width fabric.   Fabric used is polyester peachskin but you can use almost any fabric cotton, knit, shantung, silk etc.

 

Red skirt with a sash

To learn how to make this skirt click here

The only adjustment that I made was at the skirt waist.  It is folded over 1/4″ and then 1″.  Sew close the edge and insert elastic like the following tutorial.

 

Enjoy & Happy Sewing!!! 😀

 

 

 

Happy Sewing!!!!!

One of my favorite past times

Shopping is one of my favorite things to do.  Especially when I know I am getting a good deal.

So this week was all about Fabric, Fabric, Fabric.  

 

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Knits….jersey, double and my absolute favorite ponte roma.

 

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Polyester Peachskin

So here’s to my list of projects and hoping all goes well 😉

 

Happy Sewing!!!!

Glitter and Stripes

Ok so back in the fall of 2012.  I was in TJMaxx, looking for some cute tops for my daughter’s.  Which was a bold move on my part because I was shopping without them being present.  Which majority of the time  this is a no no.  All mom’s of tweens and teen know EXCATLY what I mean…lol.

Well  I saw this one top in particular that  looked like something my youngest would really like.  Turns out she LOVED this knit striped top with a heart and love written on it.  For $19.99

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So of course I felt like such a proud mother for two reason…….she liked it, she really liked it AND…..I did not have to make a trip to return anything.

She loves the top so much that she wears it every chance she gets  Then it dawned on me to copy the pattern and make her a short sleeve version.

So I headed to Hancock Fabric’s because they were having a great sale.

So there on the clearance table I find a great Jersey Knit with chocolate brown and cream stripes and “GLITTER”.

I only needed 1 yard of fabric…..Total cost $5.25…….and it only took about 40 minutes from cut to finish and that includes interruptions….lol.

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To see a step by step tutorial on how to make this top click here.

The video is by Crafy Gemini…..who is sensational.  Her videos are truly helpful and very easy to follow.

Happy Sewing!!!!