How to sew a 1-Hour A-line Skirt
My friend Paige and I used to have regular art nights in graduate school where we would spread out a drop cloth on the floor, and when we moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles, neither of us could bear to part with it.
Materials to Sew a 1-Hour A-line Skirt
Elastic fabric (the same width as your waist measurement). Sewing machine (I used myBERNINA 380). Embroidery foot #20. Matching thread. Iron and ironing board.
Instructions to Sew a 1-Hour A-line Skirt
Draw a line at the bottom of the fabric for B and fold it in half widthwise to find the middle of C. Divide A in half and draw C on one side of A and A on the other side of C. Sew down the length of the sides of your skirt using a straight stitch. Join the two ends of your elastic by sewing through both ends with a zig-zag stitch.
How much fabric do I need for an A line skirt?
How much fabric do I need for a skirt? You’ll need about 2 yards for a straight skirt, 2 1/4 yards for an A line, and 2 1/4 yards for a softly gathered skirt, regardless of whether the fabric is woven or knit.
What is the difference between a full and half circle skirt?
The green skirt in the photo is a ‘half’ circle skirt; a ‘full’ circle skirt, on the other hand, has twice as much fabric and is thus more voluminous.
What is a line skirt pattern?
A line skirt is a versatile skirt that flatters an Apple body shape while also suiting the large hips of a pear shape.
How much fabric do I need to make a mini skirt?
What You Will Require
- 1 to 1.5 yards of fabric (for Method 2)
- 34 inch or 1 inch (2.5 cm) elastic long enough to go around your waist (for Method 2)
- A printer and paper to print pattern (for Method 2)
- Scissors (preferably for fabric)
- Measuring tape (tailor’s tape)
- Marker (washable)
What are the different styles of skirts?
Skirts of various types
- Gathered skirt / Full skirt. This skirt is a simple skirt gathered at the waistline.
- Mini Skirt.
- 5 Flared skirt.
- 6 Draped Skirt.
- 7 Layered Skirt.
- 8 Circle skirt.
- 11 Trumpet skirt.
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