15 dic. 2011

Mia Skirt

Do you remember the Ben & Mia Pants?


The first attempt for this design was a skirt, a mini skirt with front pockets with piping and wide belt loops. But as colder days came by... I decided to use this design to make a pants instead. Then by coincidence, Maria who helped me test the Ben and Mia pants, suggested me to make the Mia skirt as well.
So here I leave the guidelines on how to use the Ben and Mia Pants to make this skirt. I hope you like it!



You will need:

- Ben & Mia Pants PDF Sewing Pattern
- sewing machine
- outer fabric: cotton, corduroy, denim, etc.
- lining
- thread of matching color
- 30 to 45 inches of cording
- scissors
- pins and safety pin
- 1 inch wide elastic
- 4 medium to big size buttons

Measure:

1. Measure your girls' hip circumference; add 5 inches to that measurement.
    In example:
        for a hip circumference = 23 inches
        the total length of the piece should be = 28 inches

2. Measure your girl from waist line to mid-thigh or whatever is the desired length (do not include seam allowances). Add 1 inches for the hem and 1/4 of seam allowance (that would be 1 1/4 inch total).
    In example:
        for a skirt lenght of = 12 inches
        the total height of the piece should be = 13 1/4 inches

Cut the pieces:
Outer fabric:
- 1 front and 1 back pieces;
      width: use the measurement in point 1 divided by 2 (ie: 28 inches/2 = 14 inches)
      height: use the measurement in point 2 (ie: 13 1/4 inches)
- 1 waistband;
      width: use the measurement in point 1 (ie: 28)
      height: 2 inches
- 8 belt loops from pattern (Ben & Mia Pants PDF Sewing Pattern)
- 2 pockets from pattern (Ben & Mia Pants PDF Sewing Pattern)

Lining:
- 1 waistband;
      width: use the measurement in point 1 divided in 2 (ie: 28)
      height: 2 inches
- 8 belt loops from pattern (Ben & Mia Pants PDF Sewing Pattern)
- 2 pockets from pattern (Ben & Mia Pants PDF Sewing Pattern)


Instructions:

1. Fold the font piece of the skirt in half, measure 1 1/4 inch from the top edge over the folded side. Mark a slightly curved line and cut.

 


2. Make the belt loops as described from step #1 to #3 in the instructions (Ben & Mia Pants PDF Sewing Pattern).

3. Make the pockets as described from step #6 to #12 in the instructions (Ben & Mia Pants PDF Sewing Pattern).

4. Sew the pockets to the sides of the front piece of the skirt as described in steps #14 to #17 in the instructions (Ben & Mia Pants PDF Sewing Pattern).

5. Take front and back pieces of the skirt together, right sides facing. Sew along the sides.

6. Attach the waistband, belt loops and place elastic as described in steps from #34 to #49 in the instructions (Ben & Mia Pants PDF Sewing Pattern).

7. Fold the bottom edge of the skirt 1/4 inch towards the wrong side and press. Then again 3/4 inch towards the wrong side, press and sew by the edge. See step # 50 and #51 in the instructions (Ben & Mia Pants PDF Sewing Pattern).

8. Sew the buttons on the belt loops.


If you still didn't get the Ben & Mia Pants sewing pattern; head over my Etsy shop and get it from there, you can use the code "BENANDMIASKIRT" for a 20% off on your order (this code applies not only to the Ben and Mia pants but to all the patterns in the shop)






4 comentarios:

Kristy dijo...

How fun! And super cute! Thanks for sharing Cecilia, I'll have to try this!

just jayma dijo...

I LOVE it as a skirt! So darling!

Mama Lusco dijo...

HOw cute! Thanks for the how-to :)

Maria dijo...

Cecilia, muchas gracias! aun no he tenido tiempo de hacer una y la verdad no se me había ocurrido lo de rebajar el frontal en la parte del abdomen. Por supuesto quedará muchísimo mejor así!

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