American skirt is different from others in its unusual cut and pomp. The shape of this skirt has something in common with the sun skirt and tutu skirt.
In the women's wardrobe, this garment should not be regarded as part of the everyday ensemble. This skirt can be used for special occasions and celebrations. An American skirt will suit graduates, brides and their girlfriends, as well as little girls, who in such clothes look like little princesses or fairies.
At first glance it may seem that sew a skirt an American alone very difficult. However, you can not worry about this. Better try to create with your own hands such a bright wardrobe item.
How to sew a skirt American: materials
To independently sew an American skirt, you will need:
Nylon chiffon. This fabric is best suited for sewing such a skirt. Use nylon chiffon with a density of 15 den. If you do not find such material, you can use chiffon, knitted mesh or tulle. For sewing one skirt you can take from 5 to 10 meters of fabric (depending on the size).
- Crepe satin or satin for the manufacture of coquette. You will need about 30 cm of one of these fabrics.
- Threads - 2 spools. The threads should be matched to the tone of the fabric.
- Elastic band (in order to insert it into the belt). The width of the elastic should be 3 cm, and the length is equal to the waist girth.
- Satin ribbon not less than 2 cm wide - about 1 m. It is necessary for decoration.
- Flizelin (for coquette).
How to cut an American skirt?
You should begin your work by calculating the amount of fabric per skirt. First of all, for this you need to determine the desired length of the product. As a rule, the finished skirt should not be below the knees. Most often, these skirts are sewn for little girls, so the above calculation schemes are constructed from a length of 40 cm, and a waist size of 52 cm.
The length of the two tiers is 27.5 cm (upper - 13 cm, lower - 14.5)
Rectangle for the coquette - 20 cm x 106 cm
The strip on the upper tier - 14 cm x 4.7 cm
The strip on the lower tier - 15.5 cm x 7.3 cm
Fabric for cutting ruche - 7cm x26 cm
How to sew a skirt with an American hand?
First, take the fabric and fold it in four for easy cutting. Then place on the fabric a cardboard blank, cut to the size calculated earlier. Hold the workpiece with your hand, and with your second hand cut the fabric along the edge of the cardboard. Thus we cut off the bands for the upper and lower tiers and quilling. The obtained strips are recommended to be immediately decomposed in separate piles in order not to confuse them.
If you use nylon chiffon for sewing, then it is better to cut ruffles along the length of the fabric.
The next step: cutting out a crepe satin strip to form a yoke. You also need to carve out two strips of non-woven fabric. Coquette need to glue the flizelinom above and below on the long side.
Sew a yoke into the ring (you need to stitch along the short side). When stitching, do not forget to leave a small incision in order to insert the gum. To do this, find the middle of the short side of the yoke, measure 3 cm from it, leave marks and make seams between the marks.
Iron the seam, distribute the allowances on different sides. So that after some time, the cut for the gum still looked neat, glue the seam allowances in small pieces of "gossamer".
Bend the yoke in half so that it is located face up. Align it to the long sides while securing it with pins.
Step back from the fold of 3 cm and make a line. Then, at a distance of 2.5-3 cm from the first line (depending on the length of the yoke), make the second. Iron the yoke so as not to smooth down the top edge. Now your flirt is ready.
Start assembling the quilling. Those who do not have a special foot for this should do the following: put the maximum stitch, to the limit, increase the tension of the upper thread, the fabric under the spatula, stretch it with both hands to the sides, setting the fabric by the foot. Strips do not need to sew between each other, just overlay one over the other when you form ruffles. All the cut strips need to be connected in two ruffles of the same length.
Connect the short sides of the upper tier, like a yoke, into a ring. Leave 3-5 mm for stock. Be careful not to twist the ring. Do the same manipulation with the lower tier.
Sew the ruff to one side of the lower tier, and leave the stock as small as possible (no more than 3-5 mm). Tier and ruff should be positioned so that they are facing you. Ruche need to sew overlap. Try to make a line exactly for the one that contains the ruffles.
Assemble on the opposite edge of the lower tier by increasing the tension of the upper thread and the long stitch.
Now you need to connect the upper and lower tiers among themselves. To make a uniform assembly, divide both tiers into equal parts. Then combine them and you can lay a line. Tiers connect face to each other, leaving 0.5 cm on the stock.
If you want, you can sew a finishing tape between tiers. To do this, bend the sections of the tiers towards the top from the seamy side. The tape should cover these sections. Thus, the tape is sewn onto the upper tier, going about 0.5 mm to the lower one. The tape is sewn with two seams (from the upper and lower tiers). From each edge you need to retreat 0.5 mm.
Now you need to do the assembly on top in the upper tier. Connect it to the top of the yoke. The bottom edge of the yoke should be left free. Sew the lower skirt to the bottom of the yoke.
Zigzag the edges of the coquette by joining them together between the upper and lower skirts.
Insert the gum. To do this, cut 2 pieces of satin ribbon 50 cm each. On both sides of the elastic band, zigzag the ribbon around 6-7 cm from the edge. Then connect the ends of the elastic and tie a bow.
American skirt ready!
Photos taken from the site: www.baby.ru
See also: How to sew a pencil skirt?
American skirt- very bright detail of clothing. However, to have her in the wardrobe will not be superfluous. Moreover, it is not difficult to sew it. Dream up with a color combination, and you will become the queen of any evening, and your daughter can become a real princess in such a dress.