Ever since I made my Big Bow Earwarmer, I’ve been loving on this Crushed Panne Velvet fabric. Its soooo wintery and beautiful and lovely. SO, I decided to make a skirt out of it. It really reminds me of an ice-skater skirt which is perfect since the Winter olympics are coming up verrrrry soon!
Ice Skater Skirt Tutorial:
S U P P L I E S
– 1 to 1 1/2 yards Crushed Panne Velvet (found mine at Jo Ann for very inexpensive)
-Basic sewing supplies
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Step One: Refer back to my Circle Skirt Series, Draft the Pattern from August to make the pattern for your circle skirt. You can decide if you want a FULL circle skirt or SEMI circle skirt. For this skirt, I made it a semi-circle because I liked how it draped. You can do either! IF you decide to do a semi-circle, you’ll need to divide your (waist + 1) by 3.14 instead of 6.28.
Step Two: Cut out your pattern and lay it on top of your fabric. One edge should be lined up on the fold. For a circle skirt, you’ll need to cut TWO of these. For a semi-circle skirt you’ll need to cut just one.
Step Four: Create a waistband. Measure where you decide you want your waistband to hit. Subtract 3-4″ depending on how stretchy your fabric is (the stretchier it is, the more you’ll subtract). Cut this length by 5″.
Step Five: Take this strip and fold it in half with right sides together. Sew on the short end.
Step Six: Fold this circle that’s been created in half so the raw edges are matching up. Then find the “four corners” of the waistband and the “four corners” of the skirt and match them up. Your waistband will be stretching!