How to Pick Fabric for a Skirt – How to Sew A Skirt

Let’s have a peek at the skirt we’ll be creating together.It’s a basic skirt, but one that’s both flattering and adaptable.It may be fashioned out of a casual fabric for days off, a formal fabric for days at the office, or even a dazzling and sparkly fabric for special events and evenings out.It’s simple to make it small, knee-length, long, or floor-length.The classic straight skirt is a wardrobe must-have, and once you’ve created your own pattern, you can make a whole bunch of them in different materials, knowing that each one will fit you perfectly without any fussing. The skirt we’ll make in this sew-along features an invisible center back zipper, front and back darts, and sits just below the waist (or wherever you want it to sit). It’s also completely lined. I’m going to focus on proper sewing finishes and teach you how to build a skirt that fits and looks as well as many ready-to-wear skirts. And most likely at a fraction of the price of a top quality skirt. Create a custom skirts online. You will be able to pick the skirt you desire, and we will make it according to your specifications. Examine all of your possibilities right now.

Instruments and Equipment

You truly do need the correct tools and equipment to accomplish a good job. You won’t need much, and you probably already have a lot of stuff. Let’s have a look at the tools we’ll be employing.

  • Notepad, pencil, rule, calculators, tape measures, and scissors are some of the items you’ll need.
  • Pins, fabric scissors
  • Sewing machine and multi-purpose needle Fabric, lining fabric, and matching thread
  • A zipper foot with an adjustable zipper foot and an invisible zipper foot will work best, but an ordinary zipper foot will suffice.
  • Later, we’ll go through zippers in further detail.
  • An invisible zipper (about 8 or 9 inches long, depending on your cloth)
  • A hammer Someday… a bit at a time will suffice.

What fabric should you use for your skirt?

For the skirt, we’ll choose a woven fabric rather than something elastic like jersey or knit.If you have a fabric “stash,” you’re likely to have something suitable on hand; if not, you’ll need to go to your local fabric store.Fabric stores are arranged up differently, but you’ll generally find textiles with comparable fibers and features near to them other.If you’re unsure, ask one of the assistants for help. Tell them what you’re planning to make and when and where you’ll be wearing your skirt, and they’ll be able to give you some ideas.

Howmuch fabric should I purchase?

You’ll need a piece of cloth that’s broad enough to go around you once at your widest point, plus 8 inches extra.It should be long enough to reach from the waist to the skirt’s length plus 6 inches.One yard of fabric, assuming a 54-60 inch broad cloth, would be excellent.Purchase the same fabric for your lining.However, if your pattern repetition is huge and you wish to match the pattern at the center back seam, you’ll need to buy more fabric.Depending on length of your skirts and the size of the design repetition, you may need up to two yards.Pattern matching will be covered in a later episode.

Post Author: Clare Louise