Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tiered Skirt…Georgia Style

I know there are many, many tutorials and patterns out here on the net for tiered skirts…and now there’s one more!

The cute little denim skirt I made for MissyT’s birthday was a great hit! I may add another tier as she grows. That’s a nice option with these types of skirts.

Another nice option is how gathered you want each tier—more gathers, more volume! For this version of the skirt I didn’t want to much volume, I was using denim and wanted the skirt to have enough movement without adding bulk.

My formula:

Waist+5 inches for tier 1

Tier 1+10 inches for tier 2

Tier 2+10 inches for tier 3

If I was sewing this skirt out of a lighter weight material I’d probably add 15 to 20 inches for each tier.

The width of each tier is as follows:

Tier 1—waist band—4 inches

Tier 2—5 inches’

Last Tier—10 inches (or double whatever the tier before it is)

Get out the rotary cutter and ruler and cut each strip. Then sew the sides of each strip together:

Notice the bottom strip? I hate hemming so I try to develop ways to avoid it whenever possible! That bottom tier is sewn together, folded in half, straight stitched on the bottom and then gathered at the top (I use a basting stitch then just pull threads) and attached to the next tier up.

Then you repeat, gather, attach until you get to the waist band. In my case I have some 1 inch elastic I was going to use, so I made the waist 4 inches, folded it over, pinned the skirt to it and attached:

Leave a hole to bring the elastic through, and then finish the waist.

Now you’ve got yourself a cute little skirt that any little girl will love!


Lisa said...

I'm happy to be your newest follower from the blog hop! Great skirt! You make it look so easy! Please come follow back.

Lisa xoxo

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Cute tutorial!

I just found your blog through a Thursday blog hop! Have a great night.

Amanda @

Joni said...

such a cute skirt. i had had a sewing machine for a VERY long time but hardly ever use it. i believe it is the frustration of not finishing a project in a timely manner. i am very impatient.

i love what you have here though.

i am a new follower. i would love for you to follow me back. hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

I gave you an award:

anne maskell said...

Thanks for doing all of the measurements! That is always the worst part, lol. I love that fabric. It is adorable!

Mizzreviewlady said...

Great job! I am so glad that i found your blog! I am now following your blog and would love it if you could follow me back at Thanks so much!

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