Today I’m sharing the details on the Layered Lace Skirt that I originally made for the Skirting the Issue event over at Simple Simon & Co.
Participating in the Skirting the Issue series is truly heartwarming and I couldn’t be more excited to see Liz and Elizabeth successfully pull together such an amazing blog event.
The skirt that I created for this event is a simple, but elegant layered lace skirt. To construct the Layered Lace Skirt, I cut a total of four panels of fabric for the main skirt – two lace panels and two underskirt panels (from a coordinating cotton). I wanted the skirt to be very full and flowy, hence I cut the panels quite wide at 40″ per panel. The length should be cut depending on the individual or you can follow a standardized guide when sewing for an unknown recipient. You should take into account the added length from whatever style waistband you will use.
Begin by sewing together the two panels for each layer; sew the two short sides right sides together to form a tube of lace and a tube of underskirt. Next, hem your underskirt – I used a narrow hem, which was so quick with my narrow hem sewing foot – get familiar with the optional feet for your sewing machine – they will save you SO much time!! Now stack your two skirt layers together, matching side seams and the bottom edges. Baste together along the top edge if desired. Run two parallel gathering stitches around the top of the skirt. Prepare your waistband (I used a knit interlock to make a simple waistband), gather the skirt, pin, and stitch it onto your waistband. Add a removeable bow if you’d like and you’re done!