Free sewing tutorial and pattern adjustable waist skirt



















Skirt with adjustable waistband. Size: 62 months - 10Y.



Materials:
* Fabric (skirt)
   75 cm x 35 cm (30 in x 14 in) (3 - 6 months)
   80 cm x 35 cm (32 in x 14 in) (9 months)
   80 cm x 40 cm (32 in x 16 in) (12 months)
   85 cm x 40 cm (44 in x 16 in) (18 months)
   90 cm x 40 cm (36 in x 16 in) (24 months/ 2T)
   100 cm x 45 cm (40 in x 18 in) (3T/ 4Y)
   105 cm x 50 cm (42 in x 20 in) (5Y)
   110 cm x 50 cm (44 in x 20 in) (6Y)
   115 cm x 50 cm (46 in x 20 in) (7Y)
   115 cm x 55 cm (46 in x 22 in) (8Y)
   120 cm x 55 cm (48 in x 22 in) (9Y)
   125 cm x 60 cm (50 in x 24 in) (10Y
* Fusible interfacing
* Buttonhole elastic
* Zipper - 20 cm - (8 in)
* Button - 1,5  cm ( 0.6 in)
* Buttons - 1  cm ( 0.4 in)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below.  Set your printer settings to A4 paper.
 
(size 62) (EU. 2 - 4 months) (US 6 months)
(size 68) (EU 4 - 6 months) (US 9 months)
(size 74) (EU 6 - 9 months) (US 12 months)
(size 80) (EU 9 - 12 months) (US 18 months)
(size 86) (EU 1 - 1 1/2 years) (US 24 months)
(size 92) (EU 2 years) (US 2T)
(size 98) (EU 3 years) (US 3T)
(size 104) (EU 4 years) (US 4Y)
(size 110) (EU 5 years) (US 5Y)
(size 116) (EU 6 years) (US 6Y)
(size 122) (EU 7 years) (US 7Y)
(size 128) (EU 8 years) (US 8Y)
(size 134) (EU 9 years) (US 9Y)
(size 140) (EU 10 years) (US 10Y)

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Step 1: Draw the pattern.














Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric. The seam allowance is included in the pattern.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.













Cut a front piece, a back piece and a waistband out of the fabric.


Stap 3:  Sew the zipper in place.










Fold the right seam allowance of the back piece and the left seam allowance of the front piece to the inside. Pin down. Place the zipper behind the back and front piece and pin down.

In the final skirt the zipper will be 9 cm (3.5 in) for size 3/6 months, 10 cm (4 in) for size 9/12 monhts, 11 cm (4,3 in) for size 18/24 months, 12 cm for size 2T/4Y, 14 cm for size 5Y/6Y and 15 cm for size 7Y/10Y. The zipper length can be longer, because later on the zipper will be trimmed.
Step 4: Sew the sides of the skirt.















With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece. Sew the sides of the skirt.

Step 5: Serge the seams.















Serge the seams.

Step 6:  Fold the seam allowance to the inside.














Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the skirt to the inside and pin down.

Step 7: Sew the hem in place.















Turn right-side out. Sew the hem in place. Use a twin needle.
Step 8: Use gathering stitches to create ruffles in the top of the skirt.              














Now use gathering stitches to create ruffles in the top of the skirt; Set your sewing machine to a wide stitch and sew two lines of stitches around the top of the skirt with 0,5 cm (0.2 in) distance. Make sure to leave a 8 cm (3 in) length of thread at the end and at the beginning.

Step 9: Ruffle the fabric.
















Ruffle the skirt until the size of the skirt matches the size of the waistband.

Step 10: Stitch the buttonholes onto the waistband..






Stitch the buttonholes for the adjustable waistband onto the waistband.

Stap 11: Iron interfacing on the back of the waistband.






Put the waistband on the ironing board with the wrong side up and center the interfacing on top of it with the adhesive side down. Iron the fusible interfacing firmly, so it will stick to the fabric.


Step 12: Put the buttonhole elastic in place.







Put the buttonhole elastic in place. Sew. (To prevent the buttonhole elastic to be sewn also later on, you can pin it down before sewing and remove the pins afterwards.)

Step 13: Sew the sides of the waistband.





With right sides facing, fold the waistband in half. Sew the sides of the waistband.


Step 14: Serge the seams.






Serge the seams. Trim.

Step 15: Attach waistband.















Unzip the zipper. Trim the zipper, about 1 cm (0.4 in) above the top op the waistband. Turn waistband right side out. Put the waistband with right side facing onto the inside of the skirt and pin down. Sew.

Step 16: Turn waistband right side out.















Turn skirt right side out. Pin the waistband to the outside of the skirt. Sew together.

Step 17: Sew the buttonhole for closing the skirt.















Sew the buttonhole for closing the skirt. Remove the gathering stitches with a seam ripper.

Step 18: Sew the button for closing the skirt.















From size 86 and larger; also sew around the top edge of the waistband.

Sew the button for closing the skirt in front of the buttonhole. Sew the button onto the back of the waistband. Attach the buttons for the adjustable elastic waistband onto the inside of the waistband. 


















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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern and tutorial! I recently wrote a blog post full of links to patterns and tutorials for making skirts for toddlers, and I included this post. You can find it here:
    http://shelovestocraft.blogspot.com/2014/04/tutorial-roundup-toddler-girl-skirts.html
    Again, thanks so much!

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