Monday, November 10, 2014

Hunger Games Effie Tutorial for Crafting Con

Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT

This month's theme for Crafting Con over at Friends Stitched Together and Mae and K is Hunger Games.  I was super excited about this because I really do love Hunger Games.  I started the books right when the first one came out.  It really surprised me but was so intriguing and dysfunctional.  


Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT

My competition piece was this toddler friendly Effie look.  So go check out more about it over at Crafting Con.  I set out to make a ruffly and girly look.  Today I wanted to share with you the tutorial on how to make your own Effie Ruffle Skirt.


Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT

The skirt that I made was for an 18 month.  You can still create your own skirt using your own child's measurements.

Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT
Materials Needed:
1/2 yard pink knit fabric
3/4" elastic
Matching thread
Ballpoint Needle

Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT

First, start by cutting out your fabric.  You can use the measurements below or just the cutting guide.  If you are doing a different size, base the skirt on your own child's waist measurement.  The length gradually increases from 3" to 4" to allow some room for the ruffles.

  
Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT
 Once you have cut out your pieces, cut your elastic.  You'll want to cut your elastic using your child's waist measurement.  Then overlap the elastic 1.5" on each side and stitch.  You should now have a circle of elastic.
Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT
 Next, take all your skirt pieces and fold them in half matching short sides and stitch down the side at 3/8".  Repeat with each section individually.
Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT

Take one of your 4" x 19" waistband piece.  Fold it in half so that it makes a circle.  Place your elastic inside and pin around the waistband.
Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT
 Next, take your 3" x 28.5" skirt piece and add gathering stitches around one edge.  Pull the gathering stitches until the skirt is the same width as the waistband.
Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT
 With right sides together, place the waistband over the skirt piece and stitch around the skirt.  You'll have to stretch the fabric and elastic a bit until they fit together.
Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT
Keep your skirt in the same position as it is in the above picture.  Place one of your 2" x 19" pieces over the waistband and skirt.  Pin in place and stitch.  Now gather your next long skirt piece and place it right sides together onto the 2" 19" piece.  Continuing adding layers until they are all attached.
Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT
 Now to hem the skirt using a lettuce hem.  Fold your hem up 1" to the wrong side.  Place your machine on a small zig-zag stitch.  Zig-zag along the fold of the hem while stretching the fabric.  The more your stretch the more ruffle look you'll get.
Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT
 Repeat with each layer.  Now you are done! 
Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT

Want the entire look?

Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT
Top & Flower: GYCT Designs Tinley Tee THIS tutorial
Jacket:   Peekaboo Patterns V-Neck Cardigan
Hair Flower:  Camellia Flower Tutorial from Sew McCool




Hunger Games Effie Tutorial By GYCT





5 comments:

  1. Cute! A great tutorial on the skirt. And a darling model.

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  2. So cute! I've been wondering how to get that effect :) Thanks for the tutorial!

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  3. This is so cute! I am getting in the Hunger Games spirit. 11 more days!

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  4. love the lettuce edging! Never seen hunger games but the outfit is cute either way :)

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  5. You already know I love this - just thought I'd say it again because it's so awesome <3

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