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This skirt is the ultimate feminine and flirty skirt. I can’t believe how easy and quick it is too. I made it just in time for holidays and I’m only out $6 after thrifting the lace and buying the lining and elastic. My favorite part….NO hemming. Can’t wait to try this on 10 other fabrics! Supplies and instructions that go along with video below.
2.5 to 4 yards of thin to medium weight lace fabric
2/3 to 1 yard stretchy lining fabric (nice you won’t need to hem or serge
2″ wide elastic size of you waist
scissors, thread, sewing machine, pins
- You’ll need 2/3rd to 1 yard of a knit or strechy fabric for the lining.
- Fold the lining in half and place a stretchy skirt down the middle of your lining. Then mark outwards on one side to make an A-line shape. Also mark the center of the skirt.
- Fold at the center and cut the line you marked.
- Round the bottom of the skirt starting at the sides toward the center of the skirt at the fold.
- Flip the skirt to be right sides together or the outsides of the fabric pieces touching.
- Pin and sew the side together. This will become the side seams
- Serging optional because knit doesn’t fray!
- Grab a lace fabric that isn’t too thick so it can be gathered a lot. At least 2.5 to 4 yards. The more you have the more gathered and full it will be. I picked one that had a nice lace edge at the bottom because I liked that look and I don’t have to hem it!
- I will mark where I want the fabric to hit at my waist and legs. Cut and leave an extra inch at top for gathering and the waistband.
- Fold fabric in half making sure to line up the to shorter ends. Sew the side up to make a big tube.
- Sew a basting stitch or the longest stitch around the top of the raw edge of the lace
- then pull the ends of the stitch gently, till the skirt gathers to match the same size opening of the waist’s lining
- turn the skirt and lining fabric right side out
- slid the lining into the gathered lace skirt and pin it together matching up the lace’s one side seam to one of the lining’s side seams.
- Sew the two skirts together at the top and serge if you want.
- Sew the two ends of the elastic together with a satin stitch which is a tight zigzag
- Get your 2” wide elastic and measure your waist as you stretch it a little.
- match up the sides of the elastic with the sides of the lining and skirt. remember the skirt’s waist won’t be as small as the elastic.
- That is why you will be stretching the elastic as you sew.
- Sew it together with a zig zag stitch making sure to get the lace’s gathered stitch hidden just under the elastic and again, most importantly stretch it as you sew
- When you put it on for the first time you may hear threads snapping and that is totally normal because the straight non stretchy basting stitches are just coming undone and the zigzag stitches are there to keep everything together!