Free Pattern ---Christmas Glitter Skirts by Felicity Sewing Patterns.

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  Sewing Tutorial for the Christmas Glitter Skirts.

Welcome to the Sewing Tutorial for the Christmas Glitter Skirts. 

Using this free skirt pattern and the appliqué templates you can create two different design options for your girls to wear this Christmas season.  The pattern is the same as the free Duckie skirt also available on my web site shop. Many of you will already have the Duckie skirt pattern --- we are using this pattern but with new appliqué designs. The skirts are super easy to make, just follow the tutorial closely for a perfect result. The pattern file does not include a sewing tutorial. The sewing tutorial is available to view here on my Blog page.

 You can download the free pattern file which includes a copy of the pattern plus the new applique templates in various shapes and sizes. Just go to the shop and add the free pattern to the shopping cart and 'buy' it for free.

Option one --- add gorgeous bobble decoration appliques to create a unique and delightfully festive, fun little skirt --- just perfect for all those kid's Christmas parties or a lovely gift for a little girl to wear on Christmas Day.

Option two ---  for a very fast and easy option just add a layer of bright, glittery Christmas organza or similar fabric and bingo! you have a Christmas Fairy skirt. This is great if you have to make skirts all round.

You can also use the pattern and templates to create your own unique designs --- choose the fabrics, colours, shapes and trims and place them any how you like.

 Sizes to fit girls 6 months to 8 years. Check the size charts for your childs correct size. The pattern comes in sizes 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. The best guides to choose the right size are height and waist measurements.

Skirt Size Chart in Centimeters

Size

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

8

Height

76

84

92

100

108

115

120

130

Waist

50

52

54

56

58

60

62

66

Waist

Height

41

46

52

58

64

69

73

 

Skirt Size Chart in Inches

Size

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

8

Height

30

33

36

39

42

45

47

51

Waist

19.3/4

20.3/4

21.1/2

22.1/4

22.3/4

23.1/2

24.1/4

26

Waist

Height

16

18

20.1/2

22.3/4

25.1/4

27

28.3/4

31.1/2

 

Fabric length is based on a cloth width of 112cm or 45 inches.

The elastic lengths for all sizes are listed on the pattern. Elastic width is 3/4" / 20mm.

You will also need a variety of colourful fabric pieces, narrow satin ribbon or braid, gold sparkle tape or ribbon, small gold bells, adhesive backing for the applique shapes and matching threads.

Fabric Chart

Sizes

0 & 1

2 & 3

4 & 5

6

8

Main Skirt

Fabric

45cm

1/2yd

60cm

2/3yd

65cm

2/3yd

90cm

1yd

95cm

1.1/8yd

Over  Layer

Fabric

 

as above

 

as above

as above

as above

as above

 

 

          Glitter Skirt with Xmas Bobble Appliques

Check that you have all the pieces ---   

 

Start Sewing --- 

1/ Press the waist turning under by following the notches and the hem under 1cm / 3/8” but do not stitch down at this stage.

     

2/ Cut out the appliqué pattern shapes you want to use and position them on the skirt front to check the size and spacing --- see my photo as a guide.   

Cut pieces of fabric large enough to fit the appliqué patterns and cut adhesive backing to fit the fabric. 

3/ Fuse the adhesive backing onto the wrong side of the fabric piece --- do this between some tissue paper so the adhesive does not get on your iron. 

4/ Trace around the shape on the paper backing and cut out. I cut a slightly wider shape in red to frame my shapes and give more definition.

 

5/ Position the shapes on the skirt front and work out what trims you want to add. You can design this any way you like, I decided to line my decoration up with one at the center and one either side. For the strings I used some satin ribbons and rickrack with a gold mesh tape placed over.

When you are happy with your design sew the ribbon strings on with a single row of stitching.

6/ I used some small pieces of gold tape stitched across my applique shapes to add a little extra glitter. Peel off the paper backing and sew the tape onto the front of the shapes. If you have a backing piece stitch the two pieces together --- see below for stitch setting details. 

7/ Place the prepared appliqués onto the skirt positioning them over the ends of the strings and fuse them on with the iron. Sew around the shapes with a zigzag stitch. 

  

I used a zig-zag stitch set at a small stitch width and short length --- so the stitches are not too wide and very closely spaced but the effect is not as heavy as satin stitch. The stitching should stay within the edge of the appliqué piece so you get a smooth outline. Use matching or toning thread --- I used red on all my shapes as this blended well with all the fabrics used.

For a neat finish pull the threads through to the underside and tie off. Give everything a light press.

8/ Put the finishing touches to the appliqué design. I used the gold tape to make little bows to place on each bobble and also attached two small bells. Using a thick thread hand sew the bells onto the top of each bobble then stitch the bows on to finish.

 Sew up the skirt ---

9/ Open out the top casing and sew the side seams from top edge to hem edge, overlock and press. Press the waist casing under again and sew down leaving a small gap to insert the elastic. Thread the elastic into the waist and secure the ends, close the gap.

10/ Overlock the hem edge press under 1cm / 3/8” and top stitch. Finished!

 

               Easy Glitter Skirt in Tinsell Fabric

Check that you have all the pieces ---

Fabric --- the fabric length is the same as the bobble skirt but for this skirt you will need a lining layer if you are using a sheer fabric such as the one I have used.

To avoid having a scratchy waist band I used a wide, readymade satin bias binding for the elastic casing and a narrower elastic --- 1/2" / 12mm.

Start Sewing ---

1/ Sew the side seams on both skirt layers, overlock and press. Pin the layers together at the waist. 

 

2/ I have used some readymade wide satin bias binding to make the waist casing because the glitter fabric would be very scratchy around the waist. I have not trimmed the top down which means the skirt will be a few centimeters longer than if I had folded the casing down.

Run the bias around the top edge to get the correct length and join to form a circle.

3/ Pin the bias to the waist on the right side and sew on with a 6mm/1/4" seam. Fold down on the inside, pin and stitch down. Leave a small gap to thread the elastic into the casing.

 

4/ Overlock the under layer hem, press under 12mm and top stitch. Double turn the top layer hem under 6mm, press lightly and top stitch. Alternately overlock the edge and turn under 6mm and top stitch.

5/ Thread the elastic --- use a 10 or 12 mm / 3/8 or 1/2" elastic to fit the narrower bias casing. Secure the elastic ends and close the gap.

 

All Finished!

You can add a wide satin ribbon sash at the waist as a finishing touch.

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Comments

free pattern

Perfect for the Christmas Season.

love this cute pattern!

love this cute pattern!

Thanks!

Thank you for the super cute free skirt patterns!

Christmas Glitter Skirt

I have many fun fabric just itching today to be turned into a Felicity Patterns Christmas Glitter Skirt :)

Thank you!! Can you tell me

Thank you!!

Can you tell me where you got the tree overlay?? I love red and pink and would love to get some of this fabric!

Pink organza Xmas tree fabric

Hi Chari,
I don't know where you live so not sure if this will be much help.
I bought that fabric just a few weeks back at Spotlight in Bathurst. If you are in Australia you will know Spotlight and there is probably a store not to far from you. I would imagine that most fabric stores would have something similar coming up to Christmas. If you are in USA I would guess the choices are much better.
Stephanie.

Thanks!

Thank you for the pattern! Can't wait to try.

Thank you!

Again another great pattern for my little miss next Christmas. Already bought some cute Christmas designed material and this will be perfect :)
x

skirts

Can't wait to make them for granddaughter.

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