Here is our second guest post! I asked Shauna if she could do a guest post for me after seeing some of her other projects - she and her sister do amazing stuff over at their blog! Check it out here! I am sooo in love with this tutorial - this skirt just got bumped to the top of my to do list.
Hi Ruffle and Roses readers! I was so honored to be invited to guest post here!
My name is Shauna and I am one of the Shwins behind Shwin & Shwin. My sister and I started the blog to share our ideas with each other and with anyone else who was interested and it has been a ton of fun. Today I am going to share an inspired by the runway look.
|A few weeks back I made a skirt for my daughter inspired by this look from project runway. It was from the team challenge, from team millitary lace.|
This is the skirt I made for my daughter tutorial found HERE
|Today we are going to make a few adjustments and make one for a grown up.|
|So let's get started!|
You will need:
|On to sewing. First sew under the top edge. (you can do this now to all of your pieces, it will save you time later)|
|Then turn the piping so the flap is in the wrong side of the fabric and your piping should neatly outline the cutouts and top stitch in place.|
|This is what you should end up with. Do it for both sides of the cut out.|
|Then take your long narrow rectangle and with the basting stitch sew along both long sides of the piece.|
|Then pin your ruffled piece in side the cut out.|
|On the back now. First sew the zipper in place. (follow the instructions on the zipper you buy)|
Then sew the two back pieces together below the zipper.
I thought I got a picture of this next step but I didn't sorry. Next you are just going to sew the right sides together along the side seams, sewing together the front and back pieces.
|Then sew your pleats. The bottom of your pleat needs to taper off real gradually so your done have a weird pucker on the outside so make it a gradual slope (like pictured above)|
|When you are done pleating, you re done with your skirt. After this I added a few buttons to the front, but that is optional, do what you like.|
|Try it on|