February 09, 2011

Vintage Lace Ruffle Skirt

I think I might be done with simple skirts....
This skirt is slightly more complicated. 
You CAN do it! 
Gather your materials. 
13"x 44" rectangle for the skirt
Probably close to 4-5 yards of lace.  
Sew your lace on. 
Again, I just went for it, no pinning for me! 
Once the lace is sewn on, fold back as shown above. 
See I actually pinned that one!
I folded back about 6 inches.
Pin in place.
Hem the bottom and set aside.  
This is obviously being down on both sides of the skirt.  
Now onto the ruffle bum. 
15"x 13" white piece.
Hem the bottom.
Sew on all the lace!
I mixed lace!
Shh.... don't tell! 
Ohhh.... pretty ruffles! 
These next couple of steps I didn't take pictures!
If you have any questions just let me know!!
Lay the lace ruffle in the skirt. 
Overlap the skirt on top, enough to give you space for elastic.
I gave myself 2" from the tip of the triangle to the top of the fabric.
but I recommend more, 
give yourself 3" maybe more 
depending on how wide your elastic is.
Sew on the lace. 
I sewed down the side of the triangle then just sewed on the green lines 
when I got to the lace. 
I didn't want the lace tacked down to the skirt. 
Here is the view from the back. 
Hopefully this makes sense!!
I trimmed all the extra white off, 
as you can see.  
Add your elastic waist, 
and your done! 
I bet you are wondering about the towel...
I have discovered if I lay a towel down while I am trying to take pictures,
She STAYS on the towel! 
The lace doesn't exactly match up, but
I was always taught,
close enough is good enough....
Of course that was in Statistics in college....
I am using math in real life!!
I just like this picture. 
Her hair is crazy and her shirt doesn't match the skirt, 
but this picture seems to wrap up Kay nicely.

I'll continue this skirt week with 
Button Tab Skirt!
Don't forget to add your skirt and other creations to 


Anonymous said...

Very cute! I like your design!

Seamingly Smitten said...

This skirt is awesome! I love how you added the ruffle bum - just like I've seen on so many baby bloomers and onesies lately. It's fun, it's quirky, it's ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! And I love the towel trick. :)Thanks for linking!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Oh So Very cute!!!

Anonymous said...

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

OrloSubito said...

very cute!!!!

Stephanie Smith said...

These skirts are too cute.

Anonymous said...

I'll be making one tomorrow, very cute thank you for the idea!

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