It’s that time of year where light and airy skirts are coming out to play.
Hi!! It’s me Angelina from JoJo and Eloise and I am so excited to be here, At the Picket Fence.
I am all about SKIRTS. Making them, wearing them, and shopping for them. They have to be one of the prettiest pieces of clothing ever. They are so versatile in their wear. You can dress them up for a nice evening out around town or wear them as casual as you would like.
If your a long time Picket Fence reader you may remember the tutorial I shared on how to make a Rainbow Layered Skirt and just in case you missed it you can check that out here.
Today’s Borderline Skirt is made using the same concept of the layered skirt and I am going to show you how you can take that same idea and make something totally different.
Your going start by measuring the desired, TOTAL length of your skirt. From the waist to where you would like your skirt hem to fall. ( ex. mid calf, ankle, below the knee, etc..)
I used basic quilters cotton, purchased from Joann’s. One color for the main body of the skirt and a Coordinating color for the Borderline Stripe.
Cut your fabric pieces straight across the folded edge of your fabric.
You are going to Cut 6 pieces total. 3 for the front of the skirt and 3 for the back.
For reference I cut my older daughters skirt: Waist Band 3.5 inches wide ( length as needed) Top skirt piece 15inches tall, Borderline 6 inches wide and bottom skirt piece 3.5
My younger daughters skirt pieces: 3.5 inches wide (length as needed)Top skirt piece 10 inches tall, Borderline 6 inches wide and bottom skirt piece 3.5 inches
Take the RIGHT side of your Borderline piece and place it on top of the RIGHT side of the BOTTOM of your Top skirt piece. Sew in place. Turn over, press and top stitch.
Repeat the same thing with the bottom edge. You are basically piecing your front and back pieces of your Skirt together.
You can see more on how to finish off your skirt by checking out the Rainbow Layered Skirt Tutorial that I mentioned above. The possibilities and color combinations for this skirt are endless.
And, don’t think that this is for Kids only. I used the same technique and pattern on a skirt I made for myself.
So get creative and have fun making while making these Borderline Skirts.
Here are some other fun projects you might enjoy checking out!
Learn how to make your very own State Stencil. I will also show you, how to turn standard acrylic paint into fabric paint. You can see that Here.
We all love bubbles, but how about kicking them up a notch. I will show you how to do just that Here.
Hope to see you there!
I just sent you a message through your website. I am writing an article and I want to include some info about you and one of your projects in my piece. Can you shoot me an email?
what beautiful skirts & beautiful girls, angelina!! your creations inspire me to get back in the saddle & start learning more skills on that sewing machine of mine! xoxo
Thank you so much, Julie. You really should, I’m sure you would come up with some Really cute things 🙂
Would it be difficult to add pockets? Pockets that you couldn’t see that would be just below the waist? I’m loving these skirt tutorials!!
Hi Christy, it wouldn’t be difficult at all. If you have ever added pockets to a Skirt you would just follow the same steps. I will be sure to add a Pockets tutorial on my blog soon. Just in case you haven’t or for those who might be interested in seeing how to do that 🙂
Have a great week!
I haven’t added pockets before. Thank you so much!! I want to make these for my girls, heck who am I kidding, I want one too!! Lol
Lyn Tibbitts says
I love these skirts!
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Whoa! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a entirely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and
design. Outstanding choice of colors!