I found this adorable fabric in the vending area, and I knew I had to buy it to make another Curvalicious skirt to add to my collection. I love the jacks and remember playing it on the playground as a child. The fabric is from a relatively new fabric company called Cotton + Steel.
There has been so much buzz about these skirts, that I decided to share a tutorial. Depending on your sewing skill, it will take between one and two hours to make one. Easy Peasy!
First you will need two measurements - waist (W) and length (L).
Add 1-3/4" to the length of the skirt to cut the fabric (L + 1-3/4")
Double the waist in inches to arrive at the width of the fabric - rounding it to be divisible by 6. This will ensure that the scallop matches when joined the seam. (2W)
Use this same measurement for the length of the Curvalicious hem. If adding circles to the hem,cut it 4" wide(2W x 4") If not using circles, cut it 2-3/4" wide (2W x 2-3/4").
Cut a piece of Fusible web that is the same as the hem minus 1/4". (2W x 3-3/4" or 2W x 2 -1/2").
Sew the right side of the border to the wrong side of the body of the skirt, matching raw edges.
Iron fusible web to the border matching the raw edge.
Remove the paper, fold the skirt in half widthwise, right sides together. Use Curvalicious to cut the scallop, aligning the fold of the fabric with one edge of the tool.
If adding circles, fuse them to the border, making sure you place a piece of parchment paper or an applique pressing sheet underneath the hem to prevent it from sticking to the ironing board.
Cut 3/4" non-roll elastic 1/2" shorter than the waist measurement. Feed it through the casing. Overlap it 1" and stitch across the elastic.