Lesson  #3


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"Three Tiered Fiesta!"

During the last Saga Convention Children's Corner gave us all a instruction sheet for a three tiered skirt, well I started to sew one up and ended up with this! Just a few changes and a little ribbon trim made up into a fabulous skirt! What about a top you say! Well the camisole in the Little Jammies Pattern is really sweet and simple! There is a picture of the top with the pants a P.J. top in the Scrap book under May.

Fabric Requirements:

Sizes 3-4                  Sizes 5-6                    Sizes 7-8                       Sizes 10-12    

1/4yd for Top Row

3/8yd for 2nd Row

1/2yd for 3rd Row

18" of 1" wide elastic

2 1/2yds of ribbon trim

1/4yd for Top Row

1/2yd for 2nd Row

5/8yd for 3rd Row

19" of 1" wide elastic

2 5/8yds of ribbon trim

1/3yd for Top Row

1/2yd for 2nd Row

5/8yd for 3rd Row

20" of 1" wide elastic

2 2/3yds of ribbon trim

1/3yd for Top Row

5/8yd for 2nd Row

3/4yd for 3rd Row

22" of  1" wide elastic

2 3/4yds of ribbon trim

Cutting instructions:

Sizes 3-4                  Sizes 5-6                    Sizes 7-8                       Sizes 10-12    

 1 strip 7 1/2" by 30"

2 strips 6 1/4" by 30"

3 strips 5 1/4" by 30"

(size 3-4, for a finished length of 15")

 1 strip 8 1/2" by 31"

2 strips 7 1/4" by 31"

3 strips 6 1/4" by 31"

(size 5-6, for a finished length of 18")

 1 strip 9 1/2" by 32"

2 strips 8 1/2" by 32"

3 strips 7 1/2" by 32

(size 7-8, for a finished length of 21")

 1 strip 10 1/2" by 33"

2 strips 9 1/2" by 33"

3 strips 8 1/2" by 33"

(size 10-12, for a finished length of 24")

Sewing Instructions:

I top stitch the tiers together and leave the gathering threads in for a shirred effect so you need to have the color of thread to match the fabrics you choose. I used a cream colored serger thread which blended nicely with all three colors of fabric.

Step-1   Cut all strips and make 3 separate rings of fabric for each tier using 1/4" seam allowances. 

Step-2 For top row finish both edges with a serger or an overcast stitch on your sewing machine. Fold under 1 1/4" at the top to form casing for elastic and top stitch leaving a small opening to insert elastic later.

Step-3 For second row, finish bottom edge with a serger or an overcast stitch on your sewing machine.

Finish the top edge with the narrow roll hem foot that comes with your machine or turn a 1/8" fold twice and top stitch in place.

Now sew 2 rows of gathering threads across the top, 1st at 5/8" and 2nd at 7/8". (Stitch length I use is 3.0) Gather this ring to fit top tier.

To get the ruffle to be on the top side, you are going to top stitch this tier to the bottom of the top tier. Pin the 2nd tier to the bottom of the top tier, make sure that the finished edge of top tier is even with the 2nd gathering thread. Stitch in between the gathering threads using a 2.0 stitch length.

Step-4 For third row, finish bottom edge with a serger or an overcast stitch on your sewing machine.

Finish the top edge with the narrow roll hem foot that comes with your machine or turn a 1/8" fold twice and top stitch in place.

Turn under 3/4" hem and top stitch in place.

Top stitch the ribbon trim along the hem line. (placement of ribbon will hide the hem being top stitched in)

Now sew 2 rows of gathering threads across the top, 1st at 5/8" and 2nd at 7/8". (Stitch length I use is 3.0) Gather this ring to fit top tier.

To get the ruffle to be on the top side, you are going to top stitch this tier to the bottom of the top tier. Pin the 2nd tier to the bottom of the top tier, make sure that the finished edge of top tier is even with the 2nd gathering thread. Stitch in between the gathering threads using a 2.0 stitch length.

Step-5 Insert the elastic and you are FINISHED!

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