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Easy to make gathered skirt
Use this step by step tutorial to create a pretty skirt. Quick and easy to make!

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  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Easy Gathered Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Preparations:

    Fabric - measure the desired length of your skirt, and add the hem allowance (5 cm). You're skirt width should be at least 1.5 times the width of your hips. Cut a square with those measurements.
    Lining is optional - if you want to underline your skirt, you'll need almost the same amount of fabric as your main skirt, only cut the lining square about 10 cm shorter.
    You'll also need wide elastic for the waistband. The elastic band should be a couple of cm smaller than your waist measurement.

  • Step 2

    First, fold the hem and iron in place. Then sew the hem.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Easy Gathered Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, put the lining and skirt fabric together so that the lining in on the wrong side of the skirt fabric, and all the sides except the hem are aligned. Sew the lining to the skirt fabric either with a serger or a zig-zag stitch on your regular sewing machine.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Easy Gathered Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Gather the waist of the skirt slightly. Gather to the point when you can still comfortably pull the skirt up over your hips. Now pin the skirt to the elastic band. Make sure to pin evenly, checking that the center and quarter points meet. Now sew the waistband to the skirt with a zig-zag or straight stitch pulling the elastic as you go.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Easy Gathered Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Lastly, sew the back seam and serger of zig-zag the raw edge. All done!

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