Make a skirt entirely from a jelly roll

by Leah Taylor on September 13, 2010

Serendipity Studio have come up with a fabulous stash busting strip skirt, made almost entirely from 2.5″ strips!

Serendipity Studio's Stella Strip Skirt

The Stella Strip Skirt by Serendipity Studio

Even better, the Stella Strip Skirt has no pattern pieces to faff about with, so this is a fantastic project to wizz up in no time. And if you don’t feel like cutting lots of strips, then you can use a jelly roll which are pre-cut strips of fabric: for this skirt you need either 1 or 2 rolls depending on whether you’re going to have a contrast fabric or not.

I really love the idea behind this (pattern-less) pattern as it is so easy and yet so versatile. I have lots of different pieces of material floating around in my stash that could make a really great skirt combined together- I’d love to use a gorgeous deep red crepe I’ve kept for ages, with a black and white animal print cotton I have. And I got very excited when I realised that some of the Westfallenstoffe cottons would look great with this skirt:

Pinky Purple Flowers combined with Jaipur Pink would look great as the Stella Strip Skirt would the Floral Notes with Cardiff Green

You can buy the pattern on its own here for £9, but I have also created a pattern pack here, with the two fabric combinations above containing all the bits you need, i.e. the instructions, the fabric, thread, and elastic, with the price starting from £40 (you’ll save up to 35% compared to buying all the items separately). I will even pre-cut the strips for you for an additional £7.50.

I love how easy it is for complete beginners to pick up this pattern and sew the skirt, and yet it’s interesting enough for experienced sewers as well. And with Christmas just around the corner (well, almost!), the all-in-one pattern packs would make the perfect present – either for someone else, or start dropping hints with your loved ones if you want one for yourself!

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