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Attention for Miss Military!!
i´m so in love with the military style and wanted a jersey skirt which has some military attitude, but just found expensive ones. but hey, wherefore i become a tailor?? hooray!!! :)
i think it´s really easy to do this skirt! i recommend to make it with a serger but good old zigzag should probably do it too!!

Posted by So from Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany • Published See So's 58 projects »
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  • How to make a high-waisted skirt. Military High Waisted Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    lay a fitting jersey skirt on some paper and trace around the outlines. make some changes if you like. I made the skirt a bit longer reduced the waist a bit and added two darts for a more snugly fitting.

  • Step 2

    draw the dividing seam (where the piping will be) through the dart to the bottom.

  • Step 3

    now cut two parts of your whole pattern out of jersey. don´t forget seam allowances (about 5mm, depends on the width of your seam)

  • How to make a high-waisted skirt. Military High Waisted Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    cut the seams you drew on your pattern and cut each part out of jersey (2 times).

  • How to make a high-waisted skirt. Military High Waisted Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    sew the side seams and the darts of the two parts you cut as a whole.

  • How to make a high-waisted skirt. Military High Waisted Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    cut the piping out of red jersey. approximately 2.2cm (depends a bit on your serger seam width and how wide you want the piping). fold in half and iron them.

  • How to make a high-waisted skirt. Military High Waisted Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    pin the piping on middle part from the right side (edges on edges).
    lay the side parts on top right sides facing and sew.

  • How to make a high-waisted skirt. Military High Waisted Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    sew the side seams and add some buttons beside the piping.

    you should have two skirts right now.

  • Step 9

    pin the top of the two skirts right sides facing and sew.

  • Step 10

    turn out the inner skirt, lay it on the ground and cut about 8cm from the lower edge.

  • How to make a high-waisted skirt. Military High Waisted Skirt - Step 11
    Step 11

    sew the lower edge of the piece you just cut to the lower edge of the outer skirt (right sides facing).

  • Step 12

    sew the upper inner skirt and the lower piece left sides facing.

    Iron the upper and lower edge and you´re done!!!

  • Step 13

    just one thing by the way: this was the first how-to i didn´t have to look up any vocabulary for!!!! means: my english is way better because of you!!!!! <3

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The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
That is simply gorgeous!! I ove it!! <3
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TragicInnocence
TragicInnocence
Love it! X_0 lulz it reminds me of Deathstars xD!!!
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Demonymphetamine
Demonymphetamine · Turmero, Aragua, VE · 49 projects
great! thanks for that pattern..i will make it!
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So
So · Hanover, Lower Saxony, DE · 65 projects
thank for the compliment, but ehm ok, i know very well about the place of high waisted skirts... we´re not living in the sixties, so who cares about 3cm?? for me it´s high waisted because its definitely not hipster style.
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Brenda J M.
Brenda J M. · Clarington, Ontario, CA · 2 projects
You've done a wonderful job, and it is very stylish.
I have to say though...and am not taking anything away from your beautiful skirt...but it isn't really high waisted, more a sitting on the hip style. High waisteds' go above the navel, at or above the natural waistline.
Your is a gorgeous creation of military mod!!
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Kelsey B.
Kelsey B. · Monterey, California, US · 12 projects
I meant to comment on this earlier Happy
I love it! It reminds me of the dress blues my Marine boyfriend wears. I would love to have a skirt like this. And now, with your help, I might be able to make one myself!
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Looks great!
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Elki
Elki · Sunshine Coast, Queensland, AU · 1 project
LOVE it! you must have read my mind! I've been looking for a pattern like this Happy I'm a beginner sewer so don't want to make patterns myself!

EEE Thanks

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