The Sunbeam Skirt Tutorial
Today I'm sharing with you how I made the sunbeam skirt.
I mentioned two days ago how I had just learned how to sew with knit and I think it's really fun. So when designing this skirt I decided to go with my new love of knit fabrics.
1. 1/2 yard of knit fabric
2. 1/4 yard of 4 coordinating yellow fabrics
3. Elastic Thread
4. Hair clip
STEP ONE:After washing all your fabrics lay out and prepare to cut.
I followed the pattern of a skirt my girl already had.
Fold up the material twice so you can cut once and have two equal pieces.
Don't I have a nice helper? Your skirt should look like this when you're done.
STEP TWO: Now we need to cut out the material for the waistband.
I measured out 10" x 4".
With right sides together pin the waistband and the skirt.
STEP THREE: Zig-zag stitch waistband together.
Iron down the seam.
Fold waistband in half.
STEP FOUR: With right sides together straight stitch skirt down both sides.
Iron down seams.
STEP FIVE: Turn skirt inside out.
Place waistband (right side) down inside skirt.
Pin in place.
STEP SIX: Wind elastic thread around bobbin.
Sew to attach waistband to skirt using a straight stitch.
Now the skirt is done. I opted not to hem the bottom, since it won't be seen and won't fray.
STEP SEVEN: Making the bias layers to wrap around the bottom of the skirt.
Katy from No Big Dill explains how to do this in her tutorial.
I cut 2" strips out of my four different fabrics.
STEP EIGHT: Then I lined all my strips up and sewed them together.
After that I folded my huge long strip (everything now sewn together) in half and ironed it all down.
STEP NINE: Now I attached this long strip to the skirt by sewing it down-- around and around I went. It made for four layers.
STEP TEN: I had some sheer material that I made into ruffles for the top layer.
I switched the machine to a wide zig-zag and a long stitch and I pushed the sheer materials through and made it all gathered up.
STEP ELEVEN: Sew ruffles on.
How to make the Sun.
STEP TWELVE: To make my big sun, I took one strip of each material, folded it in half and ironed it.
Then I sewed down the tips into neat points.
STEP THIRTEEN: Almost done.
I sewed the strips together at the top, then braided the strips together.
Then I took the braid and just worked it into a circle until it made a neat sun shape.
Then I pinned and sewed it to the skirt.
Repeat steps 12 and 13 to make the sun.
With the extra ruffles, I sewed those onto my sun.
Then I hand sewed the back of the sun onto a hair clip.
While I was hanging up this outfit I clipped the hair clip onto the sweater and decided it would also make a really cute broach.
What do you think?