(It took me more time to post another Sewn with Love Sew Along. Have I told you that I always blame my tight schedule & full time work days ? If I haven't, I will blame them again LOL)
"Dirndl" originally came in form a dress worn by native Germany and Austria. This Dirndl Skirt maybe was designed by following the original shape of Dirndl's skirt. The skirt's size comes from 18-24 months until 7-8 years. I chose the smallest size for my daughter, and after it had finished, I saw that it was too big for her. Maybe it will fit better in my niece
About the materials :
The book suggests us to prepare 2 yards of plain chambray. I had some chambrays in green (that was used for making playsuit). If I used it again, you and I would be bored so I wouldn't use it again. I decided to use a quilt cotton (it is Bubble Cocoa from Arianna by Benartex) And later I found that my quilt cotton was to stiff and heavy for this kind of skirt. For size 18-24 months, I only needed 1 yard of fabric. You will also need 30 cms elastic (3 cm wide) and some ribbons or trims
Sewing The Skirt's Tiers :
1. From the pattern, I had five long strips of fabric. Four of them for skirt's tiers and one strip for skirt's waistband. I named the tiers from top, so the tier's following order from top is Tier 1 - Tier 2 - Tier 3 - Tier 4 (bottom tier).
For each strip, I joined its end onto another end, the pinned and stitched it the along its seamline. Then I sew two rows of gathering stitches around the top of each tiers, leaving long threas at each end. I pulled the gathering stitches and made sure the top of Tier 4 (bottom tier) had the same width as the bottom of Tier 3. I did the same method for Tier 3, Tier 2 and Tier 1.
2. I lined up the top of Tier 4 with the bottom of Tier 3, right side together. I pinned and sew the along the seamline, with 3/8 inches seam allowance
3. The I folded the Tier 3 put, and pressed the seams.
4. I did the same method (picture #2 and #3) to attach Tier 2 into Tier 3, and Tier 1 into Tier 2. I pressed all the seams and overlock any raw edge.
1. Like what I did to tiers, I stitched a waistband end onto another end, and press the seams open.
2. I folded and pressed the waistband in half lengthwise and its seam allowances
3. I pinned the right side of the waistband into the wrong side of skirt
4. After turned out the skirt, I attached and sew one edge of elastic into wrong side of the the waistband. Had a safety pin on another edge of elastic, I folded the waistband to the right side of the skirt, pressed it along half lengthwise and made sure the waistband's seam allowance had been folded inside.
5. I made a top-stitching along the bottom line of the waistband, and left three inches unstitched so I had enough room to pull out the elastic using the safety pin I had mentioned before. I pulled out the elastic and stitched it in its place (you can see the elasticized part of the waistband clearly at its pattern). I locked it by sewing the unstitched waistband's bottom edge and topstitching waistband's top edge.
*I was lack of words when I wrote thi, so pardon me if this post is kinda boring :D*
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The skirt's design and Some texts are copyrighted, by Their Nibs (2010)