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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Reversible Wraparound Skirt

I'm no seamstress, but I saw Kaysi's tutorial for this reversible, wraparound skirt on Keeping It Simple. I thought I could make it since it only requires sewing in a straight line and it looked like I could finish it in one sitting.  If I start sewing and I get interrupted (i.e. kids ages 6 and 9), whatever I'm making usually doesn't get completed.  I've linked up to the Sunday Link Parties at  I Heart Nap Time and
I think it turned out pretty well. Check the tutorial on her blog for the complete instructions.  Here's what I did.

My 2 fabrics pieces were 3/4 of a yard each.  I measured my waist and chose a length I wanted and then added two inches to each for hems.  Then I cut the fabric to those measurements.  I pressed a one inch hem into the top and bottom edges.

Next I pinned on my ribbon to what would be the top of the skirt. Place the ribbon across the entire width of the fabric with about 12 inches extra on each side for the ties. Sew the ribbon onto the fabric all the way across and stop about 1 inch from either side (where the green pin is in the pic).  This will allow the ties to hang when you sew on the other fabric side of the skirt.

Sew a stip of ribbon across the bottom the same width as the skirt.  Then do the same with the other piece of fabric except without the ties on the top. 

So you will end up with two rectangles with ribbon trim on top and bottom. I used aqua ribbon on one side and orange on the other.

I put Fray Check on the edges of my ribbon.

Put right side to right side and pin the SIDES of the skirt together (the edges that don't have ribbon).  Then stitch up those sides.

Turn it right side out and this is what it looks like with the edges sewn together.

Open it up and step inside.  Gather each side at your waist to mark the opening that you will leave to put it on.   Sew across the top of both sides just to where you marked it being careful to leave the ties free.

 This is the reverse side.  Thank you Kaysi!

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