Two-Way Skirt

size: Length 33.5cm

Today’s project is a kid’s skirt made with a small flower print fabric from soft breeze, a soft and fully double gauze fabric series. For little kids, it can be worn like a tunic with an exposed top portion, and for older kids, it will look cute as a skirt. Masumi Saito, aka sinafuku, who is popular with her idea-filled kids clothing, is introducing her creative two-way style skirt.

Design & work:Masumi Saito (sinafuku)


Fabric shown for this sample:
P31300-300 (E)、P31300-301(D)


Materials:
□ Fabric (Top chest portion, Skirt a): 90cm×80cm
(Skirt b): 80cm×50cm
□ Elastic Tape (1cm wide): (Waist measurement + 1cm) x Four pieces
 

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We interviewed Masumi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
By incorporating the European feel of this small purple floral print, I came up with a mature yet girly skirt.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
With an extended waist length, it is a two-way skirt that can be worn as a skirt for an older kids and as a tunic for smaller children. To make the process easy for finishing the hem, I incorporated a folded style.

KF: What are some tips for making this skirt?
I think it can be made easily as it only requires straight cutting and stitching. Using an erasable marker or water soluble pen could help you sew straight lines for a clean finish.

KF: How should we wear this skirt in everyday situations?
If you make the skirt length longer, you can make it into a tunic dress. With a bolero top, why not enjoy it as a party dress!?

KF:Thank you very much, Masumi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

How to make Two-Way Skirt

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Prepare the materials.

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Piece together the skirt fabrics (12cm x 41cm with 1cm seam allowance) sideways.

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After all the pieces are sewn together, serge or run zigzag stitches on the seam.

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Press all seam allowance to either right or left in a uniform manner and run top stitches from the front. With front/outer sides facing each other, fold the skirt fabric from Step 3 in half and sew to make a tube. (Apply same finish treatment as in Step 3 on the hem.)

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With front/outer sides facing each other, fold the top (chest) portion fabric in half. Sew the end in the next interval, alternatively leaving an opening for elastic tape – 2cm (stitch) → 1.5cm (opening) → 2cm (stitch) → 1.5cm (opening) → 2cm (stitch) → 1.5cm (opening) → 2cm (stitch) → 1.5cm (opening) → stitch all the rest. It will create a tube, with multiple openings for elastic tapes.

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With front/outer sides facing each other, place the skirt inside the tube-top (chest) portion fabric. Sew together with 1cm seam. Serge or run zigzag stitches on the seam.

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With front/outer sides facing outside, fold the skirt in half. On the other side of the fold line, run rough stitches to make a gathering. ※Make it the same length as the top portion fabric.

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With front/outer sides facing each other, place the skirt inside the tube-top (chest) portion fabric. Sew together with 1cm seam. Serge or run zigzag stitches on the seam.

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Press down the seam to the skirt side. Run top stitches from the front to settle the gathering.

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After the top portion and bottom skirt are sewn together, it looks like this.

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Put the elastic tape through four openings created in Step 6.

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Finished!

Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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