Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Simple Sequin Skater Skirt DIY

Feel like you need to spruce up that wardrobe?  Why not make a simple sequin skirt with just a 1/2 yard of sequin fabric, some elastic and two simple stitches.  E-6000 Fabri-Fuse will take care of the hem and you'll be on the dance floor in no time.  PROMISE!  Watch the video if you get stuck, but I promise, it's super easy.

Sequin skating skirts seem to be a wardrobe staple these days
Here's the how-to video
1/2 yard of 54" or 60" wide sequin fabric 
Sewing machine
Elastic that fits around your waist
Straight pins
E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
60" 1/4" wide grosgrain ribbon
Matching thread
Straighten your fabric
Measure down 16 1/2" (or however long you want your skirt)
Mark with pins
Cut along the pin line 
Mark the center of your elastic.
The elastic should be your waist measurement plus 1" 
Mark the elastic in between the center and the edge on each side so that you divide your elastic into 4 equal measurements
Pin the elastic in the center
Fold the sequin fabric in 1/4 measurements and pin them to the corresponding marks on the elastic 
Next 1/2 the measurements between the pins and pin again all along the elastic
You are equally gathering the sequin fabric on the elastic with pins
While stretching the elastic, sew the elastic and sequin fabric together 
Draw a thin line of E-6000 Fabri-Fuse along the hem of the skirt and add your 1/4" wide grosgrain ribbon to the edge.  This will keep it from fraying and give your skirt a very nice finish
Once it's dry you can continue 
 Pin the center back of the skirt together 
Stitch up the back, without stretching the fabric, and you're done.

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