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Tutorial: High-Waisted Skirt

I got a request for a tutorial for the high-waisted skirt I posted a couple weeks ago…  So here is my awesomely drawn tutorial.

You will need:

fabric for the skirt.  I got my ombre effect fabric because (shh) the fabric was being used as curtains.  The part that the sun faded is the ombre.



a 7″ zipper

Your fabric will need to be three times your waist measurement, width-wise.  Make it whatever length you want.  Sew the sides together to make a tube, leaving 7″ open for your zipper.  I used the selvedge as the sides, so I didn’t have to finish the seam.  Finish the bottom hem by folding it over twice, iron it, and sew it.  Cut your waistband to your waist measurement plus 2″, and 3″ tall.  Cut your interfacing to your waistband width, and 1.5″ tall.  Iron your interfacing to the bottom half of your waistband, on the wrong side.  Fold the waistband down over the interfacing, wrong sides together, and fold up .5″ on either side to make a hem, ironing both folds.  Sew the ends of the waistband together.  Using either a hand stitch or a very long machine stitch, run the raw edge of the skirt and pull the threads, gathering the skirt to your waist measurement.  Pin one side of the waistband to the skirt, right sides together, and sew.  Remove your gathering thread.  Flip the waistband to the inside and whip-stitch the other side down to the wrong side of the skirt, being careful to hide your stitches in the seam allowance.  You should have a slight overlap on the waistband when you try it on.  Sew your zipper into your opening on the skirt, right sides together.  Sew your hook and eye to your waistband where it meets.  And you’re done!  If you need clarification, let me know, and if you make it, send me a picture!


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