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Here's a tutorial on my favorite 'father inspired' skirt!
Made with 34 ties!

And a matching one for my lovely little assistant!  :)
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Step 1: You'll need ties...lots of ties!

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Start with a pile of ties!  I used 34 for mine.
(ties can get pricey--even second hand, even a tie for $2 is going to make this skirt cost $60+)

I wanted to do a tie skirt for a long time...like when I was in
High school...
It took me 10 years to collect enough ties for it!
So, ask around...ask every guy you know to donate a tie to the cause!

Most of these ties were snagged, the lining was coming out or had some little problem...or they were just
way outdated!  Even better!  :)

I knew how long I wanted my finished skirt to be,
so I cut my ties all 2 inches longer than the desired length (measuring from the bottom of the big end)...mine are 22 inches total length...
so I started with them 24 inches.  (I saved all the skinny ends and used it for my daughters skirt.)
this would give me enough space to make sure they were
even across the top when I did the waistband.

Step 2: Sew the ties!

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I didn't cut the layers of the ties at all!  Keep it easy!

I wanted it to be a substantial skirt and keep me covered and warm!

Just put 2 ties right sides together and straight stitch down the edge.
Start with the bottom of the tie, the triangle end...this way your skirt
will match up at the bottom edge and look pinked like Tinkerbell's skirt.

Then repeat until you have enough width to fit around you comfortably.

The natural shape of the tie is perfect paneling for an a-line skirt--my favorite!

I used 32 ties to get around my waist...and 2 to make a sash!
it just depends on the width of the ties...I learned they vary quite a bit!
This is actually super cool:)
Xthinker2 years ago
This looks amazing!
By the way I voted
doodlecraft (author)  Xthinker2 years ago
Thank you and thanks for the vote! :)
poofrabbit2 years ago
This is just plain nifty, now I think you need a pic in your skirt and your monster hood, I do I do!
doodlecraft (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Oh thanks! If I ever wear the skirt and the hood at the same time, I'll be sure to snap a pic! :)
So cute! I love the tie design variety!
doodlecraft (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks! It's fun to see my dad's and hubby's old school ties in there too! It's fun if they have some memories...