I came across this blog called “My Inner Need To Create” by Jessica. She is a really creative woman. There are some really great projects on her blog.
She was fetured on Project Run & Play! Warning… if you look at this site you will be inspired to make about 100 new skirts. One of them is the butterfly skirt that I saw and fell in love with. Jessica did a great job. So that was my inspiration for this project.
From A to B should be a quarter of the waist measurement + seam allowance (SA). From B to C is the desired length of the skirt + SA and hemming. The measurement from C to D will determine the fullness of the skirt. For a flow-y skirt – double the quartered waist length, for a narrow skirt this measurement will be close in length to the A to B measurement. Do that whole process twice!
Once the skirt was put together and I added some darts to the top it was time for a butterfly. Using black Broad Cloth and fusible web I traced out a cute butterfly. After cutting it I ironed it onto some cute colorful fabric. (That Tiny picked out) Then added some fusible web to the back of that and ironed it to the skirt.
I sewed around the edges so that it will make it though the washer. It turned out so cute!