As promised, here is the felt skirt I made for the elf day at school. I searched on the web but could not find anything related to elf skirts. The web will be much better with a felt elf skirt tutorial, don’t you agree?
1.50 m of red felt
1 m of green felt
50 cm of black felt
a sheet of yellowish felt
7 or 8 green pompoms (but you can use red or gold)
about 4 m of green ric rac
Start by folding your red felt in half and in half again , same with the green felt:
Your green felt is smaller than the red. Measure the desired length. I decided i wanted my skirt to be 19 1/2″. now for the math bit: you need to measure the radius. measure your waist divide it by PI (3.14), divide the result by 2 and you have your radius. Normally with fabric you would round up the radius for comfort but I would say to not round it up or even round it down as felt stretches quite a lot.
From the folded corner measure the radius and mark from one side to the other:
mark with a pen where the zip end:
insert the zip and pin it:
pin the green ric-rac at the bottom of the skirt and sew:
Before I did anything else, I checked if the felt skirt was fitting nicely on my hips and it was a bit too large. This is because felt stretches quite a lot. In order to get your skirt fitting nicely I would try it on and pin some darts on the top of the skirt whilst still wearing the skirt. sew in place and check again if it fits you.
Cut a waist band from the black felt. Measure your waist and add 2″. The extra inches will overlap on the other side of waist band to hold it and make it look nice.
now check that waist band is fitting you well. Again, and because I cut (no choice) the waist band and the stretchy grain of felt it was slightly too big so I had to dart on top of waist band and sew in place.
Add decorative felt buckle on the belt, hand sew some pompoms on the green points (I did not add a pompom tho the back green triangle for sitting comfortably),hand sew a hook to fasten the waist band and hand sew two red decorative button:
Happy sewing everyone!