Ohisashiburi~! Waaah ;_; Gomen ne for the sudden hiatus! I've been wanting to post a Kawaii D.I.Y. tutorial but my new big project has been keeping me away from my craft materials >_<
I surely missed doing this!! :")
♥ I really, really love it! ♥
I also "remade" the plain white sweater with iron-on transfer ^^ I printed my favorite Cardcaptor Sakura art from Clamp to add an ota-cute touch to the coordinate. :")
I added some bows using the fabric too (used safety pins to attach).
Click here for the (similar) bow tutorial! <3
1, 2, 3.. Tutorial スタート！
For this tutorial, Kero-chan shall be assisting me.. hehe. Yay! ♥
Super pretty fabric with golden border accents! I cannot wait to wear this out during hanami season!! :D
I will try to keep this tutorial short and simple since garter skirt is the easiest skirt to make.
Find an interesting patterned fabric + garter = a "conversation starter" skirt!
I'm not really an OC person / a perfectionist so I just estimate every measurement to save time (and so that my brain can do some thinking exercises lol).
If you want a fluffier skirt, a longer width is suggested. For this one, I think it's just twice my waist size^^
For the length, estimate + add 2.5 / 3 in. allowance would be good :D
Time for some sewing! Actually, when I didn't have a sewing machine before, I really sewed my first garter skirts by hand !! *_*
It is possible but you just really have to dedicate time and so much effort. :-)
.. back to the tutorial hehehe.
We will first combine the both ends by sewing those two together. Of course, the "ugly sides" of the fabric should be facing you :-)
I folded & sewed it again because I don't like the rough edges. :-)
Make the side edges (bottom part / "knee side") clean and pretty.
Fold it once then secure the creases by using a pen / edge of the scissors.
Then fold it another time so that the rough edges will be hidden totally.
For me, it's more convenient to secure this by basting / stitches rather than pins.
(Forgot to make the stitches smaller -_- )
Time to "garterize"!! :D
Wrap the garter around your waist. Remember, not too tight nor too loose! :-)
Make sure you have 2cm allowance ^^
Safety pin is always a D.I.Y. buddy! Pin one side of the garter as shown in the photo.
The other side will be sewn on the fabric itself. Place it below as demonstrated in the photo.
(Okay, I have an honest mistake here. I forgot to sew on the pretty side of the "connected" part. >_< Not really a big deal though.. )
After sewing that, fold the top part down. Make sure that the garter's width will fit!
Notice that I used the "clean edge" of the fabric for the garter part.
Having the clean edge for placing the garter is more convenient than the other way around. :D
Just a tip~
Once you reach the other end...
It's time to insert the garter ~
Safety pins, thanks for existing and making life easier. Hehehe~
After you reach the end, just sew and secure the remaining parts as exhibited above.
YAY DONE! Super easy, deshou?
Also, if you notice.. I sewed another line for the bottom edges. I wanted the skirt to look more crisp and clean so I did that~ hehe.
Really simple and easy!!
Wear a fluffy skirt / petticoat below to add more "bounce"~ <3
Please don't forget to let me know your thoughts about this tutorial!
If you created your own skirt, please do share the link! I would love to see it!! :D
Have fun, fashionable DIY lover!