Moms and girls everywhere seem to be eating up the popular style of tiered skirts made from strips of different, but coordinating, fabrics. My niece is no exception, so I wanted to make her a skirt in fun, bright colors. I actually let her pick out the fabrics herself, which she really enjoyed. I found it was easiest to do this by letting her pick fat quarters , which are easy to hold and carry. For the 6-tier skirt, I used one fat quarter for each tier except the last, which took two.
Since then I now have a daughter who loves to wear skirts and I knew I had to try a layered skirt pattern again. She wore it to school right after we took these photos! This tiered skirt instruction post would allow you to make a skirt for little ladies or big ladies and any size in between. The designers are my friends over at Simple Simon and you can find the fabric here. Your fabric needs will depend on the size of your tiered skirt, and can be determined by the measurements of each tier. In addition to fabric you need some elastic, it should be measured to fit snug-ly on your waist. Take your waist measurement and the first tier is 1.
With summer just around the corner, I'm finding it hard to shake a certain tequila-flavoured wanderlust that has been steadily coming over me. This vintage-latino fixation has of course spilled over and is now influencing the kind of garments I want to make. Surprisingly quick, and sure to become a Summer staple. Here's how I did it Please note, for this tutorial, and the step-by-step photos shown, I used this beautiful hand dyed red and white "flying geese" cotton by Alison Glass at The Village Haberdashery.
So I got busy. And here it is. A tutorial for girls and moms?