MAKE A… GATHERED APPLIQUÉD SKIRT
Just a few gather stitches help create this 3D effect.
TRACE the skirt template, and copy and cut out from your fabric, fraying the bottom edge if you wish. Hem the fabric sides by making a 0.5mm turn to the reverse, and machine stitch in place.
MAKE a hem along the top edge – or the waist band of the skirt – by simply making a 0.5mm fold to the reverse of the fabric, and machine stitching in together.
CREATE the gathered waistband by working a tacking stitch along the top hem (Our thread is contrasting to show you). Knot your starting thread and make your stitches even in length.
PLEAT the fabric along your tacking stitches to gather. Check the width of the gathered edge against your cross stitch and knot to secure. Stitch your skirt into place.