Introduction: Vinyl Ruffle Skirt

Learn how to work with vinyl fabric and make a ruffle skirt that could be used for any number of Cosplay costumes - especially Sailor Moon costumes. Let's get started!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

You'll need:

  1. 1.5 yards of royal blue stretch vinyl fabric
  2. Ruffle skirt pattern
    • www.MJTrends.com/pattern.php
  3. Leather sewing needles
  4. Seam ripper
  5. Pins
  6. Fabric Scissors
  7. Roller presser foot
  8. Matching thread
  9. Thread snippers

Step 2: Cut Out Your Pattern

Cut out your pattern pieces from your fabric. Space your pattern pieces to use the least amount of fabric as possible.

Step 3: Setup Sewing Machine

Before you begin sewing, attach the rolling foot to your sewing machine, making sure you thread is position through the hole provided on the rolling foot’s center.

Step 4: Sew Yoke and Ruffle

Sew the front yoke to front ruffle (using ¼ seam allowance), then sew the back left yoke to the back left ruffle (1/4 seam allowance), and attach the right left yoke to the back right ruffle.

Step 5: Sew Side Seams

Now that all the ruffles have been attached to their correct yokes, attach the side seams of the left and right yokes to the side seams of the front skirt yoke. You should now have your skirt in one long piece like the in the image - with the waistband the only other piece.

Step 6: Attach Waistband

Sew the waistband to the top of the skirt.

Step 7: Sew Rear of Skirt Together

Once the Waistband is attached sew the right back yoke seam to the left back yoke seam. Your skirt is now complete! You don't need a zipper because the material has plenty of stretch and will slide on over your hips, but you could add one to this pattern if you wanted.

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mjtrends (author)2015-08-20

Thanks!

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Attmos (author)2015-08-20

Congrats on your first Instructable. I don't know much about making clothing but I like your results. (I'm sorry but I am a guy, ;) )

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