Toulouse girls flounced skirt sewing pattern - sewing tutorial

Before sewing

For sewing a skirt, we recommend using any lightweight dress fabric, such as viscose.

Also, the skirt can be made from cotton or thin jeans.

Supplies

  • Main fabric;
  • Interfacing;
  • Elastic for a waistband;
  • Threads.

Fabric consumption (cm / in)
(With a fabric width of 180 cm / 70.9 in)

Size 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years 10 years
Main fabric 40
15.7 "
43
16.9"
46
18.1"
50
19.7"
53
20.9"
57
22.4"
61
24"
65
25.6"
70
27.5"

When buying fabric, keep in mind that the material can shrink, so take with a margin of 5 – 10%.

Layout of parts on fabric
Main fabric

Width of fabric – 1,8 m / 70,9 in

Size – 2 years

 fabric length – 0.37 m (14.6″)

Size – 2 years

 fabric length – 0.65 m (25.6″)

Attention! All our patterns already contain 1 cm / 0.39 in seam allowances.

Specification

Main fabric

Patterns Number of
patterns
Number of
pieces
1 Back waistband 1 2
2 Back 1 1
3 Top back flounce 1 1
4 Middle back flounce 1 1
5 Bottom back flounce 1 1
6 Front waistband 1 2
7 Front 1 1
8 Top front flounce 1 1
9 Middle front flounce 1 1
10 Bottom front flounce 1 1

Support pattern

Pattern Number of
patterns
Number of
pieces
11 Elastic into the back waistband 1 1

Attention! All our patterns already contain 1 cm / 0.39 in seam allowances.

Description of tailoring

Draw the lines on the front and back panels of the skirt to sew a flounce on.

Serge the long edges of the middle flounces. Serge the hem edges of the top and bottom flounces. Press.

Gather the middle flounces of the front and back. Coefficient of the gathering = length of the flounce *1,7.

Pin the middle flounce to the front and back panels along the sewing line with the right sides together.

Sew in place, leaving 1 cm at the edges to connect the flounce together. Press.

Then press the flounce down only along the sewing line to save the pleats soft.

Pin the middle flounces together with the right sides and serge.

Gather the bottom flounces. Coefficient of the gathering = length of the flounce*1,7.

Pin the bottom flounces: one to the front panel, the other to the back panel.

Sew in place. Press.

Pin the top flounces (front and back) together along the short edges with the right sides together. Serge.

Gather the front and back top flounces. Coefficient of the gathering = length of the flounce *1,7.

Pin the front and back skirt’s panels together along the side edges with the right sides. Also pin together the bottom flounces. The middle flounces pull aside.

Serge it all together. Press the allowances to the back.

Pin the top flounces with the wrong side to the skirt’s top hem right side: front flounce to the front panel, back flounce to the back panel. Serge in place. Press.

Prepare the waistband. Iron the interfacing to the front pieces of the waistband. Don’t fuse the interfacing to the allowances. Leave for 15 minutes.

Prepare the waistband. Iron the interfacing to the front pieces of the waistband. Don’t fuse the interfacing to the allowances. Leave for 15 minutes.

Pin the front waistband pieces along the top edge with the right sides together. Stitch. Clip corners. Press and turn to the right side. Make the nice shape of the waistband and press again.

Pin the front and back waistband along the side edges with the right sides together. Stitch. Press.

Press the bottom allowances of the waistband to the wrong side.

Pin the waistband to the skirt with the right sides together. Sew in place. Press the allowances to the waistband.

Pin the elastic to the side allowances of skirt from the inside. Sew with zigzag stitch as shown on the picture. Fold the waistband in half and pin to the skirt. Baste. Sew from the right side straight to the stitch.

Fold the hem of the bottom flounce and stitch. Press.

The flounced skirt is ready!

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