5/21/15

SNEAK PEAK OF THINGS TO COME!







Almost ready to launch the new updated "MOLINO" pattern which includes 5 different styles in one pattern e-book. Stay tuned!



5/8/15

PROJECT #25: THE SUMMER GAUZE SKIRT ~ NO PATTERN REQUIRED!

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Warm weather is here again and this skirt is perfect for this time of the season. I chose to use a cotton crinkled gauze fabric. No ironing required and the airiness of the fabric keeps me cool and comfortable all day long :) This skirt is so easy to make, you can make a few in one day in different styles in various lengths and colors & prints.

  


Fabric Quantity: 1 1/8 YARD (used for this tutorial but will be less or more depending on desired length of skirt)
Fabric Quality: I used cotton gauze. I recommend lighter weight soft fabrics (rayon is another good choice). More drape the better. You can use woven or knit quality fabric!
Trim: 1/4" elastic
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Skill Level: Beginner 
Follow the instructions below:

1. Cut 2 pc's in the desired length. For this skirt pictured, I cut 2 pc's 20 inches in length.

2. Sew the front and back side seams together with about 1/4" seam allowance.
 

  
3. Figure out how much elastic length you need. Measure the elastic around your waist and cut at a comfortable width.

 


  
4. Sew a 3/8" waist casing to insert the elastic at top waistband.
 
5. Sew a bottom hemline. Clean finish the hemline by folding over and single needle stitch.

  

 
6. Insert the elastic with a safety pin all around the waistband casing. Pull elastic through the other end and sew the elastic ends together. Then finish sewing the casing shut so that there is no elastic exposed.
 


  
That's it! You have made your awesome skirt! Now go and make another one and enjoy them all summer long! :0)