Cut fabric for gathered skirtThis step is part of the free pattern. To view all the steps click free pattern phus phus skirt
selvage meets at both ends.
Measure the length = 2*skirt piece length.
I bought my fabric at a local shop and had the threads from amazon. For Medium gathers you can use 1/2 meter and for full gathers you will need 1 meter for up to 5 yrs. Also buy matching threads. I bought mine from amazon and amazon. The first is really cheap but does the job for me.
4. Measure and cut the waistband pieces (front and back)
7. Cut the 2*skirt piece on the folded edge. You should now have - 4 fabric pieces (2 skirt pieces, 1 small or front waistband, 1 long or back waisiband)
- 1 elastic
- 1 interface piece.
It took me 15 minutes to cut the fabric. I'd done it at least 6 times before so it was easy.