February 11, 2011

Button Tab Skirt

I know I promised this would be up yesterday, 
but it seems time escaped me and all the sudden I was waking up this morning!
Here is the Button Tab Skirt Tutorial  
Sorry for the bad pictures,
I'm not sure what was going on with my camera,
no matter what settings I put it on, this is the best I got from it!
Gather your materials:
Brown 30"x 7"
Polka-dot for skirt 30"x 8"
(Shown but not cut)
Back waistband 19"x 5"
Front Waistband 11"x 5"
Tabs (2) 3"x 7"
2 Buttons 
We're going to start with the back of the waistband.
Fold the waistband in half,
but leave between 1/2"-1" out.
Believe me. 
Just have faith, this will make everything easier, 
and more comfy for the wearer. 
Sew across the waistband 
to make a casing for the elastic. 
Thread your elastic through, 
and sew down the ends to secure elastic in place. 

I realize I should have ironed this fabric,
but I had the idea and didn't want to lose it before I made it.
My mind tends to wander when I am ironing. 
Sew the tabs.  
Sew the waistband together. 
Short side to short side.
Fold over and hide the raw edges in the inside.
(Does that make sense??)
Disregard the tabs sewn on to the waistband,
it's better to wait. 
Now sew on the tabs
and add your buttons. 
These are none functioning tabs.
If you want them to work,
by all means have fun with it. 
Now on to the skirt.
Hem the polka-dot/print part of the skirt. 
Fold the brown in half and sew right along the edge.
Fold it over and sew again,
this hides all the raw edges. 
I cheated and used my serger.  
Now sew the short side of the waistband to the skirt.
I had to add a little pleat in the front, 
which you might have to also.
But I think I fixed it for you.
Use the long side of the waistband to hide all the raw edges!
Fold over like shown and sew.
SEE!?! Told you!
So much better than all those raw edges on their waists. 

Oh man, she has crazy hair!
Only 1 more skirt then skirt week is all done!
Hopefully this has gotten you ready for 
spring skirt wearing!
Can anyone guess??
I'm so excited to show you this one!


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Feb 10:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

AllieMakes! said...

GREAT tutorial! And I CAN NOT wait to see the next one! Hope you link it up next week!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

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