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I’m introducing my newest design – the Tiffany skirt with layered side panel. This skirt features a flared silhouette with two layers at the side, and falls just above the knee. I find it nice and elegant enough to spice up your outfit for a day out, to a date night, or to work on a Friday!
Now let’s see the 3D simulation for the Tiffany skirt, maybe you can find some idea for your next project:
As usual, my pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL, so you will find yourself a suitable size. You can also lengthen or shorten the hemline to get your desired length – you can even make a maxi skirt from this pattern.
The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.
You can print this using your home printer and A4/Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!
Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit.
You will need
- Fabric of your choice
- Some fusible interfacing (preferably medium weight, but any weight is fine) for the waistband
- Invisible zipper (about 8 inches (20cm) long)
- Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Printed pattern
What fabric can be used for this project? This design is made for woven fabric. You can experiment with soft flowy fabric or thicker stiffer fabric – but not too thick that it will be chunky when you put layers on.
How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.
After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this image:
You will see that there are 2 sets of lines on each pattern size. The inner lines are sewing line (and you sew along these lines), and the outer lines are cutting lines (you cut the fabric along these lines, remember the folding lines where you have to fold the fabric before cutting). The distance between sewing line and cutting line is seam allowance, and it varies from point to point. For example, the side seam allowance is about 1/2 inch (1.2cm), and seam allowance at hemline is 1 inch (2.5cm). This is the reason why I do not remove the sewing lines from the pattern. Please use it as a guide to know how much seam allowance you need to give at each seam.
Fabric will be cut into following pieces:
- Front Skirt: cut 1 piece on the fold
- Back Skirt: cut 2 pieces
- Side Panel – Outer Layer: cut 2 pieces on the fold
- Side Panel – Inner Layer: cut 2 pieces on the fold
- Front Waistband: cut 2 pieces of self fabric + 1 piece of fusible interfacing
- Back Waistband: cut 4 pieces of self fabric + 2 pieces of fusible interfacing
Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts etc. from the pattern piece onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.
1. Serge the fabric to prevent fraying. If you use non fraying fabric, you can skip this step.
2. Apply fusible interfacing to the corresponding pieces of waistband.
3. Hem the Side Panel – Outer Layer pieces using narrow hems.
4. Place the Side Panel – Inner Layer right side facing up. Put the Side Panel – Outer Layer on top of the Side Panel – Inner Layer, also right side facing up. Then put the Front Skirt on top of the two pieces, wrong side facing up. Align and pin the three pieces together at the edge on your right hand. Sew to join the 3 pieces together.
5. Repeat Step 4 with the other two side panels. After joining the Front Piece with the side panels, do the same steps with the Back Skirt pieces. You now get the main garment.
6. Place the two Front Waistband pieces right side facing. Pin and sew. Top stitch the seam allowance on the piece with fusible interfacing (this will be the inside of the waistband). Repeat with the Back Waistband pieces.
7. Pin Front Waistband and Back Waistband at the side, match the joining seam, and sew the side seams.
8. Place the outside part of the waistband and the top edge of the main garment, right side facing. Pin and sew to join the waistband to the garment.
9. Attach invisible zipper to the back of the skirt.
10. Finish the waistband and secure the zipper end.
11. Hem the skirt. Done!
Although it might be tricky for some beginner sewers who are not used to attaching invisible zippers, this skirt is still quite simple, right? And it will come out nice, I believe!
And here is the download link:
Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns