The Chesney Skirt Tutorial
Size 2-3T (can be made larger, instructions at bottom)
1/2 yard top material
1/4 yard bottom material
18" of 1" width elastic
Start by cutting.
You will need:
From your top (black) material
1- 4.5"x42" strip
From your bottom (green dot) material
Take the top 4"x22" piece and the bottom 2"x22" piece and sew them into a tub as shown in the image above.
From your top and bottom 4.5"x42" strips you will create tubes, as done in the last step.
then you will turn one side under, twice to create a hem at the bottom.
Next you will create the ruffle.
Set your stitch length to the longest stitch and stitch two running stitches all the way around the top. Repeat this 1/4" down from the first stitch. As shown in the image above.
To gather the fabric you will pull on the bobbin thread on both threads to create a ruffle.
Make sure that your ruffle gathers to the same side as your bands.
Sew the bottom ruffle to the 2"x22" green dot material.
Now take the black 4"x22" band, place it wrong side out, then layer the black ruffle right side out and then the green dot band with ruffle attached (right side out). Pin them all together, as shown in the image above, make sure to line up the seams.
Turn right side out.
Now take your 3"x22" strip and sew it into a long tube, right sides out, to create a band for the elastic. Leave a small hole for the elastic to fit into.
Attach this tube to the top of the skirt.
Insert elastic and sew together at the ends.
**Optional, for the small flower I used my 60mm yo-yo maker for the large circle and my 30mm yo-yo maker for the small circle. Bar tack those on.
Autentic Chesney Skirt
Santorini Chesney Skirt
Essence Chesney Skirt.
*Note, to make skirt larger simply add 2" to the width per size and 1" to the length per size.
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