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Add a little Victorian glamour into your life.
You can see more pictures of the making of this project on my blog at;

http://la-bouilloire-noire.blogspot.com/2012/01/diy-ruffle-bustle-skirt.html

Posted by PinkWeeds from Omaha, Nebraska, United States • Published See PinkWeeds's 173 projects »
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  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with your super large sweater of your choice,

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut just under the arms of your sweater in a straight line.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold this piece in half and cut out the shape you want your skirt to be.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take what will be your back piece and fold it in half.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut this piece in half down the fold line.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut your two back pieces into trapizoids.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place your front skirt piece and your two back skirt pieces right sides together. Pin along sides and sew.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Finish the raw edges along your skirt back piece,

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take your cotton fabric and cut another trapizoid piece that is the length of your skirt by the width you want it + seam allowances.

    Finish the edges of this piece.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Gather the fabric, trims and laces you want to use for your ruffles.

    Finish any raw edges.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 11
    Step 11

    To make easy quick ruffles set the tension on your sewing machine to the highest number and your stitch length to the longest setting. Sew in a straight line and you will see instant gathers on light weight fabric.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 12
    Step 12

    Begin to pin and sew your ruffles on working from the bottom up.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 13
    Step 13

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  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 14
    Step 14

    Carefully pin and sew your ruffle gusset two your skirt back pieces. Be careful
    to not catch your ruffles.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 15
    Step 15

    Next take your left over piece of sweater and remove the sleeves any neckline.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 16
    Step 16

    Cut 8 identical rectangles in to fit your waist measurment. (note: sweater material stretches so it's ok if you cut it a little small.)

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 17
    Step 17

    Pin and sew right sides together of your pieces so you have 2 waist bands.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 18
    Step 18

    Place your two waist bands with right sides together and sew along top.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 19
    Step 19

    Pin your waist band right sides together to your skirt and pin and sew down.

  • How to sew a ruffle skirt. Ruffle Bustle Skirt - Step 20
    Step 20

    Flip your waist band right sides out and pin and sew your waist band down into the inside of your skirt.

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