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February's outfit for Project Paperdoll with Fabric On Demand

The second outfit I made for Project Paperdoll is a three-for-one special and is inspired by Cut Out + Keep's crafty superhero, Crafterella with a comic strip skirt, fan girl top and costume style kitchen apron!

The first pattern is a comic-print tiered hem skirt which gives the effect of comic strips layered on top of each other. The skirt is lined with white cotton and gathers at an elastic waistband, making it super comfy to wear out and about. The print comes in a repeating pattern of Crafterella action shots with a colourful yet subtle halftone background and Pow! and Bang! action bubbles for added impact. It's printed on 4-ounce cotton and available to buy now from from Fabric On Demand.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1119 projects »
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  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Please note: this pattern includes a 5/8" seam allowance.

    Cut a length of elastic to the size of your waist and then cut your fabric pieces. Cut two skirt pieces from the comic strip fabric and two skirt pieces from the lining fabric. Cut two of the larger tier pieces and two of the smaller tier pieces from comic strip fabric.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the bottom edges of all the comic strip pieces up by 5/8", press and then fold over by another 5/8", pinning in place. Sew along these edges with your sewing machine, removing the pins as you go.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Line the top edges of the small tiers up with the bottom edges of the lining skirt pieces.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place the larger tier on top lining the top edge up with the other edges and sew along the top edge.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn over and your tiers should be sitting neatly at the bottom of the lining skirt.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the elastic together at the ends to create a loop for the waistband.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew two lines of basting stitches, one at 1/2" and one at 3/4" from the top of both the skirt pieces and both of the lining skirt pieces.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pull the basting stitches on all of the pieces to gather the skirt pieces to the width of the elastic waistband.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Place the two skirt pieces on top of each other, so that the wrong sides are facing out and sew along either edge.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place the two lining skirts on top of each other so that the wrong sides are facing out and sew along either side of just the tiers at the bottom.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 11
    Step 11

    Turn the lining skirt inside out, so that the right sides are facing out and sew along either side of just the lining skirt this time.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 12
    Step 12

    Slip the skirt over the lining skirt and line up along the top edges. Place the elastic waistband around the top edge of the skirt and stretch the elastic to match the size. Pin the elastic around the skirt and sew in place with black thread while stretching the elastic as you sew.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Comic Strip Skirt - Step 13
    Step 13

    Remove the basting stitches and finish off the seams.

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The Felted Fox
The Felted Fox · 16 projects
Awesome fabric and skirt! Ok.. I'll stop procrastinating and get back to work Happy
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RareJewel
RareJewel · Richmond, Virginia, US
This skirt is very cute. Could you post which books and videos you find most helpful during your sewing journey?
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1399 projects
I made this skirt up as I went along but I'll share anything useful I find!
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