Patchwork Twirly Skirt

January 4th, 2010 3 Comments

I’ve been wanting to try this tutorial for a Patchwork Twirly Skirt for a long time. It just seemed like a lot of work on a conventional machine. Well, this Christmas, my mom got me my very first Serger! I am very excited. I decided it was time to finally make this skirt.
Day 1: Cut 4″ squares of fabric
Day 2: Finish cutting squares of fabric & start sewing together.
Day 3: Finish sewing tiers together.
Day 4 (today): Add elastic to the waistband.
Don’t feel daunted… I have to work my craft time in between taking care of the family and house.
Here is the result of my hard work.

Casually tossed on the floor

Full circle. Measures about 4 feet across!

A close-up of the rolled-hem edge! I was just proud I managed to do it.

Here she is modeling it. Doesn’t she look happy?

And the obligatory twirl shot.

I’m not going to lie, I kind of want one for myself! But I don’t know that I’m ready to make another yet.
Total number of squares cut: 232 – Thank goodness for a rotary cutter!
All work was done on my serger (including gathering) except for the elastic casing. I wasn’t sure how to do that on the serger, so I brought out my standard sewing machine.
Hubby says she looks like a little hippie … and I don’t mind that one bit!

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>beautiful work! Congrats on the serger – they really are fantastic beasts.

cathie filian

>LOVE THIS!!!! so cute.


>Thanks so much, both of you!
Vegbee, thank you for the tutorial!
Cathie, I am still so geeked out that you commented on my blog! =)