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TRIBAL/FLAMENCO STYLE SKIRT/10 Yard Skirt

You will need:

5 1/2 metres cotton or other lightweight (not see through) fabric.

Thread to match.

Cotton drawstring, 2 - 2 1/2 metres.

Plan of attack:

First you will need to take your measurements.

EXAMPLE: For 3 tiered skirt. If you measure 90 cms from hip(or from wherever you want the skirt to sit) down, divide by 3, equals 30cms per panel. Remember to add 1cm for seam allowance on top and bottom of panel, so each cut panel will be 32 cms. 4 Tiered skirt: 90 cms divided by 4 panels from hip to floor, 22.5 rounded to 23 cms, with 1 cm seam allowance, each cut panel will be 25cms. You can always trim and then hem any extra length from the bottom tier, or put thinner piece of trim on the edge.

To cut panels, fold the fabric in half (keeping selvage edges together on each side) with the fold on the widest part of the fabric. Then measure the first tier, cut two panels. Include about 1cm for gathering and seams. Then cut the second tier, also allowing 1 centimetre for seams. Cut four panels. For the third tier, measure, allowing 1cm for seam allowance and cut eight panels. The fabric should be folded so there are 2 layers with the fold at one of the ends. The fabric layout should look like this:

 

3rd tier, cut 2 panels

3rd tier, cut 2 panels

3rd tier, cut 2 panels

3rd tier, cut 2 panels

2nd tier, cut 2 panels

2nd tier, cut 2 panels

1st tier, cut 2 panels

To do a 4 tiered skirt, you would have 2 panels for the 1st tier, 4 panels for the 2nd tier, 6 panels for the 3rd and 8 panels for the bottom.

 

Sewing:

Start with the first (top) panel. Sew the two pieces together at the sides then turn over one of the edges to make a channel for the drawstring. Make sure you leave a gap in the sewing so you can pull the drawstring through.

Then gather the top edge of all of the other panels separately. Sew 4 together at the side seams for the 2nd tier and 8 for the 3rd tier. When all panels are sewn together gather them to fit each other and attach to each other so that you now have a three tiered skirt. Then either sew a hem along the bottom or attach trim.

Voila! You now have a tribal skirt for performance or training, congratulations.
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