Lands End skirt and since we buy a decent amount of stuff from them it kept showing up on my side bar adds but oh well. I decided to make my own version and attempt another tutorial. Its a little math heavy but that's just bc I'm a math person so that's how I do things.
For Emily W=25in I choose to make it 3in wide
Length of all three tiers together = waist to knee-waist band width-1in seam allowance
For Emily this was 11 but I used 12 since that makes the math so much easier.
Tier width is waist band width times 1.5 so 37.5 for Emily plus .5 seam allowance
Tier 1 is 2/3s of the total tier length so in our case 8in plus seam allowance which so I cut it 8.5 wide
Lining= (tier 1 length not including seam allowance)-2in You will need to add 1 in seam allowance when your cut. For Emily this was 6in+1in seam=7in
bottom Tier = (total skirt length)-(lining length not including seam allowance) +0.5seam allowance
For Emily 12-6=6in+.5in=6.5in
Middle Tier=(bottom tier not including seam allowance)-2in +0.5in For Emily 4.5in
OK still with my I hope. You'll also need to either buy or make some bias binding. I'm sure there are some tutorials out there for that but I'm not going to cover it here. All the math is really pretty simple the seam allowances are just a little odd bc some pieces are sewn on both sides and some are only sewn on one. I used a 0.5in seam allowance for all my seams and cut my bias binding 2in wide.
Sew all three tiers into big rings and bind the bottom of each tier with your bias binding.
Gather the top ruffle and sew it to the right side of the lining.
Then sew the waist band to the skirt with right sides together.