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Tiered skirts

Kristina | Posted in Patterns on

There was an article in a previous issue that showed how to make a tiered skirt without a pattern that was based on your personal measurements.  I was wondering if anyone knew which issue that was?  Thanks!


  1. Gloriasews | | #1

    I think it was in one of last year's mags, but I don't keep my issues.  If nobody else can tell you, contact Customer Svc. & they could send you a photocopy of the article.  Also check the Home Page - it may appear there, or Projects.   Good luck!

  2. gowngirl | | #2

    Hi Kristina,
    I remember the article you are referring to. I'm too lazy :-P to look up those instructions specifically, but the basic idea is to make three rectangles- the first rectangle being about 9.5" long ( aprox. the length of waist to hip) and the width being at least 3" and up to 5" more than your hip measurement (this includes .5" seam allowance and 1" for gathering the waist with elastic). This is a 8" finished length. The next two tiers are a incrimentally longer than the first, depending on how long you want your skirt. Two more tiers at 10" (11" total) and 12" (13" total) would be a 30" long skirt. The width of rectangles depends on how much ruffle you like. Experiment with the ratio of ruffle that you like, and the type of fabric you use will make a difference too. Doubling the width as you layer down would give lots of gather while only 50% more would be half as much ruffle. Soft fabrics require more fabric to look gathered than does stiffer fabrics. Give it a clean finish at the bottom and you are good to go!Hope that helps. Laura

  3. brendasews | | #3

    Hi Kristina,It was issue number 125, from July 2006. The cover has some colorful tank tops hanging on a clothes line. The issue was about "Easy, breezy Summer Sewing".
    I like the skirt too, I've been intending to make it ever since I got that issue!

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