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Patternless Outfits have been my favourites. When i started sewing (i started with sewing saree blouses, quite difficult for beginners i know!) in my late teens. After the sabbatical when i returned to sewing after delivering my daughter, i began sewing patternless tops for the tiny new born and then 'graduated' to sewing patternless skirts... before i embarked on the journey of learning to draft patterns (which i btw love the most in the entire field of fashion design)
When decided to kick off sewing for the first time for the new year 2011, i kept thinking what to do, (i thought in between my domestic chores, remember i am back after vacation and have loads of laundry to do!) kept thinking and before i realized it was already evening, now with limited time available and mindset firmly stuck to 'Sew Something' for the day, i had no option but to take the plunge.
Thank god i had no confusion in whom to sew for, of course for my DD as it is my first sewing for the year and remember she is my muse!
So i decided to do the Drindle skirt or the simple rectangle piece turned into skirt
There are just 6 Steps to right from cutting to sewing:
- Cut out rectangle fabric with following dimensions
breadth = waist round * 4
NOTE: There have been various comments asking for clarification with this measurement
I had taken it as Waist round * 4 to give large amount of gathers for my DD's skirt;
Bare minimum required would be Seat round + 5 inches of ease.
You can also have waist round * 2 to get fair amount of fullness. The more the fabric the more fullness, you can join pieces to get the required width, if the fabric you have is not wide enough
length = height desired + 1 inch for hem + 1 1/4 inch for waistband
- Join the one and only seam (i have done french seam as the fabric was unravelling a bit too much)
- Fold the waist band 1/4 inch press and then fold again by 1 inch and press and stitch; remember to leave about 1 inch open to loop through the elastic
- Fold, press and stitch the hem
- Take elastic measuring - (waist round required - 2 inches) + 1 inch for joining the elastic ends together
Loop elastic through the waist band opening, take care the elastic doesn't get twisted while doing so;
Once you reach the other end of the waistband opening, overlap the ends about 1/2 inch and stitch them to secure the same
- Now stitch and close the waistband opening
I have added a trim at the hem; you can embellish as desired or wear it as it is. My DD will get to wear it tomorrow as it is Friday and she needs a skirt to pair with her T-shirt for Friday.
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