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How to Make Yuna’s Skirt

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Cut the fabric to desired length. Length must be 3x your waist measurement.
Sew the back seam. [Optional] Leave enough space to insert a 7″ zipper. [It is best to make the skirt with an elastic waistband.]
Hem the fabric with an upturned 5/8″ hem.
Pleat the skirt. All pleats, except for the middle front and two middle back pleats, are knife pleats. See pleating reference below.

Seam iron the pleats in place.

[Optional] Edge stitch the pleats working from the hem upwards.
Cut out the waistband.

If you’re making a skirt with a zipper, inter face the waistband first. Next pin the waistband to the skirt, right sides together. Adjust the pleats. Sew a 5/8″ seam. Fold the band in half, right sides together, and sew a 1/2″ sew on both ends of the band. Clip corners and turn right side out. Fold up a 5/8″ sew on the band. Hand sew the band to the skirt making sure to cover previous waistband seam. Insert zipper and apply waistband hook and eye to waistband.

If you’re making a skirt with an elastic waistband, sew the back waistband seam before attaching the waistband to the skirt. [The waistband must be your hip measurement+ 1-1 1/4″ seam allowance.] Pin the waistband to the skirt, right sides together. Adjust pleats if needed. Sew the waistband to the skirt with a 5/8″ seam. Cut the elastic to your waist measurement. Fold up a 5/8″ seam on waistband’s unfinished side. Hand sew over the previous seam, leaving a space big enough to insert the elastic. Insert elastic. Hand sew the elastic insertion hole closed.

Paint the design on with pleats together first. Fill in the rest of the design after the paint has dried.

Vwola! The skirt is done. I hope that made sense. If not let me know and I will happily clarify.

About narnianna

Narnianna is a costume and needle artist from the great northwest state of Idaho. She began needle arts in 2002, costuming in 2009, and attending conventions in 2010. Since then, she branched into many venues of costume recreation and design, such as historical, anime, video games, movie, television, and original design in both science fiction/fantasy and historical as well as many avenues of needle arts such as crocheting, knitting, embroidery, and beading. Each project is a work of love and has a unique story behind it. It is here she expounds those stories into tales and thoughts of her experiences in the crafts she loves.

5 responses »

  1. Thanks a ton it was a good guide, now to make yuna's skirt is definitely easy by using your guidance. Thank you

  2. You're welcome! ^_^ I'm glad the guide was helpful.

  3. I have never pleated before, where does one start with the pleating? since she has the slit on the left side I am scared to start pleating and end up wrong…

    • If you start pleating from the left side, you shouldn’t run into a problem with the slit. Just make sure you leave a 1/2″ seam allowance on before and after the pleats. I hope that helped. ^_^


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