This is the best I can do by way of pictures tonight. I promise to take a better pic tomorrow and this time I will actually be wearing the skirt! 😉 I just wanted to get this on here tonight!
So here we go!!
I started with 2 yrds of midnight blue taffeta. Then I gathered a few scraps to use for the tree, moon, leaves and owls. You will need at least a 4″ zipper.
Step 1- Measure your waist.
Step 2- Find the middle of the fabric (while folded in half, long ways)
Step 3- Fold over again
Step 4- Mark your measurements on the fabric with pins (this will be 1/4 of the total measurement you took plus 1/4″ for seams)
Step 5- From your measure take a straight edge and mark a slant on the fabric.
Step 7- Open up and cut the pieces in 2 making the front and back of the skirt. Put the back aside for now.
Step 8- Grab a brown paper bag, wrapping paper or whatever you have to draw out your tree pattern. Draw it and cut it out.
Step 9- Take your tree pattern and place it on your green scraps. Cut a half circle around the branches.
Step 10- Now pin and cut your tree from your brown fabric.
Step 11- Find something round to trace your moon onto your yellow fabric. Cut it out and then cut it into a crescent.
Step 12- Cut out your owls or birds from your scraps.
Step 13- Pin your green “leaves” to the front of your skirt. Zig-zag stitch all the way around.
Step 14- Pin your tree to the front of the skirt and over part of the leaves. Zig-zag around.
Step 15- Pin your moon and zig-zag it to your skirt.
Step 16- Pin your owls, birds, whatever and zig-zag those to the branches of the tree.
Step 17- Grab the back of your skirt and pin one side to the front with right sides together. Sew your seam.
Step 18- Take the whole measure of your waist and cut a long strip in that length by about 4″. This will be your waistband.
Step 19- Fold waistband in half and press.
Once again, remove cat from fabric. SIGH…..
Step 20- Pin the waistband to top of skirt, right sides together. Stitch.
Step 21- Grab a 4″ zipper and pin then stitch to the other side of the skirt (where you haven’t sewn a seam yet)
Some people sew the seam first, I prefer to do the zipper first. It’s much easier for me that way.
Step 22- Pin and stitch the other seam.
Step 23- Pin and hem!
Turn it right side out, press your hem and you are DONE!!! 🙂 Easy peasy!
I left the edges raw instead of zig-zagging right on top of them. I think I like the look of it better that way.
I hope you like it! Give it try!
Let me know if this was easy to follow or not. I never know if I am clear enough or take too many (or not enough) pics! LOL