You will need:
Several different colors of sheer fabric, about 1/8-1/4 a yard of each color
1/2 yard of a silky/satiny fabric
First you will make a simple skirt out of the silky material. The
skirt should be about 2-2 1/2 inches longer than the length
desired and at least twice as long as a hip measurement. So
measure to get the measurements of your skirt.
Place right sides together on your silky material and sew along
edges. Hem the bottom of the skirt by turning up the edge 1/4 inch
and then 1/4 inch again. Set aside while you work the next step.
Cut your sheer material into 2 inch strips the length of the
satin skirt, (the length from the hem to the top.) I cut a point
at the end of each strip, but you don't have to. Then zig-zag
around all the edges of the strips.
After all the edges are finished, lay the pieces on top of the
satin skirt the way you want them arranged. I overlapped mine, but
again, you don't have to do that. I pinned them in place where I
wanted them and then basted them on. I think I basted them on the
very edge and about an inch in. This will help everything to stay
Turn under about 1/4 inch on the top edge, then another inch. Sew
close to the edge, leaving a small gap in the seam to insert
elastic. Thread the elastic through with a large safety pin and
sew the ends of the elastic together. Sew the opening closed and
adjust the elastic through the top evenly. It will help the
elastic from rolling if you sew a vertical stitch through the
layers and elastic. I usually do 4, one on each seam and then in
the front and back.
After we finished I embellished it with some flowers and with some matching ribbon.
Now learn how to make
fairy wings to go with your easy fairy skirt.
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