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its time for dancing bollywood style
this is also called an umbrella skirt, its almost like a circle skirt, just a bit different

don't pay too much attention to the unfinished hem, this was a trial run skirt made from a old scarf, because I want to make a lenga out of silk later(like tomorrow when I get paied and has money for the fabric)

This took me a long time because it was a process of trial and error

I would love to see your versions

Posted by michelle G. from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada • Published See michelle G. 's 1253 projects »
  • How to make a skirt. Indian Lenga - Step 1
    Step 1

    get your fabric, lay it flat on the floor or table

    then fold it into a half

  • How to make a skirt. Indian Lenga - Step 2
    Step 2

    fold the material again (4 fold)

    now cut diagonal

    like making a triangle (look at the picture) just like that

    now measure the distance from your hips to your feet

    make a semi circle line across the bottom(use a fabric pen)

  • How to make a skirt. Indian Lenga - Step 3
    Step 3

    and if you are using elastic, measure your hips and take two inches away from that(so it can stretch)

  • How to make a skirt. Indian Lenga - Step 4
    Step 4

    now sew the panels together, so it looks like this


    now make the waist band, just fold an inch of fabric over and sew across(this is if you are using a zip)

    sew the end panels together leaving room for the zip to be stiched in

  • How to make a skirt. Indian Lenga - Step 5
    Step 5


    ok for the elastic, make a waistband(fold over about two inches and sew it across

    string the elsatic through, and then sew the loose ends of the elastic together.)
    Now on the sewing machine sew the two end peices of the fabric together

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