Two Tier Ballerina Skirt Tutorial

These were so much fun to make! And super easy as well. I was inspired by a doll my daughter has and started to just do this in the sheer material, but then I wanted to see what it looked like in cotton fabric. I like it too! Plus, this is great for those times you want to sew and happen to have no elastic but you have velcro! Enjoy and be creative.
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PS: I actually left out the 1/2 waist part of the measurement for the yellow skirt and it turned out fine.
Two Tier Ballerina Skirt

Materials
-A yard of fabric
-Velcro (no bigger than the ribbon you choose for the waste band
-Ribbon for the waistband (no bigger than 1.5”, but you also don’t want it really small either)

Measurements:
-For ribbon: Waist measurement + 3 inches; heat seal the ends or dab in glue to keep from fraying
-For Velcro: 2 inches
-For Fabric: Piece one is a rectangle that is
Waist measurement + (1/2 Waist) + 12 inches by Length desired – 2 inches
Piece two is a rectangle that is
Waist measurement + (1/2 Waist) + 12 inches by Length desired

***These measurements do not include seam allowance, so add for how much you desire. If you are using a fabric that doesn’t fray, you can just finish the edge or leave it. I added ¼ inch for my seam allowance. ****

1. Hem the bottom and side seams of the two pieces of fabric
Two Tier Ballerina Skirt Tutorial
2. Place shorter piece of fabric right side up on longer piece of fabric that should also be right side up. Pin together
Two Tier Ballerina Skirt Tutorial
3. Baste across the top of the two pieces

4. Pull the thread and gather the material until it is evenly ruffled the length of the piece of ribbon you have cut

5. Pin the ribbon, right side up, onto the top of the fabrics. With the size ribbon I used, I liked it best with the fabric pinned a little bit past the middle of the ribbon.
Two Tier Ballerina Skirt Tutorial
Back View

6. Sew the three layers together. I did one line down the middle, but the ribbon can flip up. You could also sew across the top and bottom of the ribbon.
Front Two Tier Ballerina Skirt Tutorial
Back Two Tier Ballerina Skirt Tutorial
7. Finish off any fabric left at the top with a zig zag stitch.

Two Tier Ballerina Skirt Tutorial

8. Sew on the Velcro right at the ends of the two sides. Make sure one piece is on the right side of the fabric and the other is on the wrong side of the fabric.
Two Tier Ballerina Skirt Tutorial

The Back Views
The back
Outfit Alone

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Comments

  1. says

    “Did you use a regular needle to sew the sheer fabric?”

    Yes. I just folded it up and sewed it around then folded it up one more time and sewed around again. The fabric can be hard to work with at times :)

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