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Mar 29, 2011

Tiered Twirly Skirt - Tutorial

Hello Readers,

Its time for another tutorial. Remember (some 12 days back!) twirly skirt made for self - Take a look . I had vowed to make one for my sister and another for DD. Completed sister's then and there; sudden break of 10 days followed and got back to sewing ways today! Finished my DD's skirt and took snaps to make a short little tute.

Before we delve into sewing part of it, lets see the construction for the tiered skirt, it is pretty simple to make.
You can either use a pattern or make one without a pattern (if the fabric is bit stretchy like mine, seersucker)

In  this case lets do it without a pattern - my favorite way! ( I shall later do a tutorial on basic skirt sloper and then possibly do variations in which tiered skirt will be covered as well)

If you want it more twirly then multiply it by 3 or even 4 times depending on your requirements and fabric availability

Gather Tier 1 - SORRY Forgot to take a separate picture, then move on to next step in pic

You can have as many tiers as desired and tweak this Tutorial to suit your needs. Hope you all twirl around in nice tiered skirts! 

Here is my skirt with 3 layers



  1. beautiful thanks for sharing I used love wearing beautiful clothing like this I guess I just got to busy

  2. thanks for the comment on my blog, yes I am in India and yes I've made one saree blouse out of cotton silk too, I'm hoping to have pics of it to show soon!:)

  3. Wow, that skirt looks great! You make it look so easy! Which I think is not! Fabulous work! I was wondering if you could recommend a good pattern drafting book. I have the helen armstrong book but it is giving me a headache! I have done pattern drafting but I am not happy with what I learned in school. Hope you can advise based on your experience.


  4. Thanks Shopannies, Magda.

    Thanks Uma, i also have helen armstrong pattern making for fashion design version 4. Other than that though i have Metric Pattern Cutting for Women, i haven't so far used even once to do pattern drafting.

    I do trial and error and learn the nuances of pattern making in the process. Once we know and draft a basic bodice and a basic skirt sloper which has perfect fit, then i guess it is best to experiment and derive other patterns out of them.

    Recently i have got Pattern Magic 2 and it looks interesting and has lots of unusual patterns, hope to master a few of them.


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