Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Easy Lace Skirt Free Tutorial

This is so easy it takes under an hour to whip up!
  1. Find cheap skirt - I got a stretch knit skirt from Supre for $10
  2. Find lace to attach - mine is a lace trim from an old curtain
  3. Work out how many layers of lace you need. Overlap the lace by a bit so that you don't see any stitching - I only needed 2 layers, and overlapped mine by about 1.5"
  4. Work out how long you need each circle of lace. If it's a non-stretchy skirt you can just measure width of the skirt, double it, and add 1" for a seam. If it's a stretchy skirt you may want to make your lace circle bigger and stretch the skirt as you stitch it on - check how much your skirt stretches when you walk. (Note - if your lace is quite stiff, it will probably not hang nicely if you have to stretch your skirt too much when sewing) - my lace circles were only 4" or 5" bigger than the skirt.
  5. Sew the seam for each lace circle, and press seams open.
  6. Attach the lace circles to the skirt. The bottom row should be attached so the lace is longer than the skirt. The top row should be attached just below the waist band. For a non stretchy skirt you can use straight or zig-zag stitch. For a stretchy skirt use a wide zig-zag stitch. Quarter the lace circle and the skirt, pin together and stitch.
  7. Wear with pride! 

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