Step 3: "Making Your Fabric"

Step 1 - Stretch out your skirt fabrics (iron if necessary) with selvages on your right and left sides, right sides together. This will give us the lengthwise grain to line our pattern on.

Step 2- Cut the selvages off the right side of the skirt fabric. (no need to cut these on the lining fabric)

Step 3- Place you pattern on the fabric so the side that says "place on fold or center fold" is lined up on the right side. This will eventually be the middle of the skirt.

Step 4- On the left side, measure about 10 inches out from the furthest point of the patter and mark. This does not have to be  perfect.

Step 5- Cut off the extra fabric from the left side. You will use this later for the waistband.

Tip***Completely open, my new piece measures about two yards wide by two yards long****

Step 6- Using a 3/8" seam allowance, sew the fabrics together, right sides together, down the entire length on the right side.

Step 7- Press this seam open.

You should now have a two yard, two-tone piece of fabric.
<p>Marvelous! Sew glad I stumbled upon this tutorial. I've read it; but apparently will need to re-read to get the concept down. I see one of these coming off my hand crank very soon.</p><p>Thank you, Authoress, for sharing this.</p><p>Cheers,</p><p>Lyric <br>http://www.sewlyricallyvintage.wordpress.com</p>
The skirt is awesome and you look beautiful. For the circle skirt pattern - I found an excellent tutorial/equation to use so you can very easily make a pattern yourself. It takes literally 5 minutes. I explain how to do it in my instructable here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Peplum-Skirt-Two-Ways/step6/Cut-Sew-Your-Peplum-On/ but for even more details - here is a link to a great tutorial with more photos as well: http://www.danamadeit.com/2008/07/tutorial-the-circle-skirt.html. :) Good luck with the contest - hope we both win! :))))
So sorry I didn't reply earlier, I was in the sticks with no internet service. I love your tutorial! I tried to figure out an equation just like that, but apparently my math skills are rusty. I will add this link to my instructable! CONGRATS! Loved your winning peplum skirt!
Thank you so much - I understand about internet problems!!! It's frustrating :) Congratulations to you too on winning!!!! You definitely deserve to win on there too. The skirt is so cute - such a creative idea and I love it - looks amazing! My math skills aren't the greatest either. I am surprised how much you need math in calculating measurements for patterns. Are you sewing anything else now?
Thank you! I am always working on something. I'm nearly finished with a 1950's inspired, white (gulp) dress, with a contrasting origami belt. What's new for you?
Very classy
<br>Nice choice of fabrics-your directions are well written, easy to follow-pictures are beautiful-I know I could follow these instructions easily and be happy with the finished product! <br>Interesting techniques with a &quot;twist&quot;! <br>Nice job Katie-am looking forward to more Instructables from you!
Lovely! :D
This is really fabulous! I love the &quot;meshed&quot; fabric!
genious. love love!
Love it! Just beautiful! And the sewing looks amazing :)

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