three stripes lazy days skirt

We are moving right along with another modification to the Lazy Days Skirt. Today I have a bold stripe, color block version for you which is similar to the 10 stripes Fairy Tale Dress. I’ve got two versions of the same skirt. The first one has a double-thickness hem and the second one has a regular hem. Both of them have three stripes that have approximately the same thickness.

You can really have a lot of fun with this one, playing around with all different kinds of color combinations. How about a black, white, and black one? And an ombre version would be very interesting.

 

Three stripes Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt

 

I’ll be giving you the lengths needed for each stripe. First sew the stripes together using a half inch seam allowance. This is the perfect opportunity to practice French seams, that way the inside of the skirt will have a clean appearance. Then sew the side seam and finish the skirt. By the way, for the two linen skirts that I created, I made 18 inch skirts with 44 inch wide fabric.

Fabric length algebra

Where X = length of finished skirt in inches

Note: All measurements in the charts are rounded to the nearest eighth inch.

For the Three Stripes Lazy Days Skirt with a double-thickness hem refer to the double-thickness hem tutorial. You will need for the following:

Top stripe: X/3 + 2
Middle stripe: X/3 + 1
Bottom stripe: (2/3)X + 1

 

Length of Finished Skirt (in.) Length of Top Stripe (in.) Length of Middle Stripe (in.) Length of Bottom Stripe (in.)
12 6 5 9
13 6 3/8 5 3/8 9 5/8
14 6 5/8 5 5/8 10 3/8
15 7 6 11
16 7 3/8 6 3/8 11 5/8
17 7 5/8 6 5/8 12 3/8
18 8 7 13

 

Three stripes Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt

 

For the Three Stripes Lazy Days Skirt with a regular hem, fold and press a half inch to the wrong side, then again a half inch and topstitch. You will need the following:

Top stripe: X/3 + 2
Middle stripe: X/3 + 1
Bottom stripe: X/3 + 1.5

 

Length of Finished Skirt (in.) Length of Top Stripe (in.) Length of Middle Stripe (in.) Length of Bottom Stripe (in.)
12 6 5 5 1/2
13 6 3/8 5 3/8 5 7/8
14 6 5/8 5 5/8 6 1/8
15 7 6 6 1/2
16 7 3/8 6 3/8 6 7/8
17 7 5/8 6 5/8 7 1/8
18 8 7 7 1/2

 

If you sew a three stripes Lazy Days Skirt, please do share a photo of it in the Flickr group. We love seeing what you make!

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