Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Flow-y Bow-y Skirt tutorial

Skirts just may be my favorite thing to wear. I {heart} them! Especially when I can top them with a ginormous bow! With all the skirts in my closet, this is probably my new most favorite one!! Do you want to know the best part? It's a super quick (as far as clothes are concerned) project!

You'll need:
2-3 yds of fabric
1 7-9 inch zipper
all the usual sewing scissors and thread.

Gather each skirt panel and attach them to the front and back waistbands. 

Then sew in the zipper like we did with this skirt. Only, of course, apply the zipper at the top of the waistband because....well, we've already sewn the skirt panels to the waistband (let's see how many times I can say "waistband" in one post shall we?!) Finish up 
 "code word" top of skirt by folding the lining inside and stitching in place. ( I hand stitched my waistband inside so that I wouldn't have stitching on the outside, but you can do it however you want to)

After that you'll need to make your sash. I cut mine 10" wide by 4X's my waist measurement. With right sides together I folded it lengthwise and sewed along the raw edges....of course I left an opening so that I could turn it right side out......I'm sorry for lack of pics by the way. Somebody, I won't name names, got a tad lazy. 
So yeah, turn your sash and stitch the openings.....oh and then hem the bottom.

Ta-da & hoorah!!

This tutorial is a bit messy but I would like to direct your attention to this skirt. This Flow-y Bow-y skirt is essentially the same idea only without pockets and buttons, and then adding belt loops and a sash. Have fun, and email me with any questions you might have.


  1. Cute! The bow just makes it perfect!

  2. I love your skirt. Very pretty and girly. I hope you will share at Bacon Time. Fri-monday linky. Come strut your stuff.

  3. SO, so beautiful! I love it, I want one. The fabric you used is beautiful--is it a satin? And your shoes are amazing, too--an all-around win, definitely.

  4. Oh my goodness, I never thought of using a skirt I own for a waistband pattern. THat may help me fix some of my gappy problems. Thank you so much!

  5. Love this skirt. It's so pretty.

  6. I love this so pretty. What kind of fabric did you use to make it so flowy but not too thin? I love that it is soft and feminine.

  7. wow! what a beautiful skirt. wish I had been better friends with my sewing machine ;)

  8. i love your work on that skirt..
    i wish i can do the same like you.

  9. To a non-sewer this looks akin to magic! Awesome project.

    Thank-you so much for joining our Pin'Inspiration party. Would love for you to hop over and grab a button.

    Happy new follower.

  10. This is so so so cute! I have been talking forever about learning how to actually use my sewing machine and think you are inspiring me:)Thanks so much for linking up to my first party and helping make it a big success!
    Kim @ Too Much Time

  11. Love your approach to sewing. I thought paper patterns were the only way to go. I'm inspired to step out of the box! Thanks for posting

  12. love, love, love!!! following you now!

  13. Hey girl! I'm loving all these bow tutorials :) Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured you on my blog tonight! Stop on over and grab a featured button :)

  14. Loving this skirt! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your skirt on Sew Woodsy today!

  15. You've been FeAtUrEd at Sew Stylish Boutique! Come grab a button :)

    Heather and Rose


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