+ Sheer gathered low-high skirt tutorial

Love the fit and flow of these skirts, especially when they are made out of sheer polyester material, so feminine. It is easy not one of the easiest to make because of the time commitment and the added lining,  but the elastic waistband helps cut down on time and add to the comfort.
I referred back to this tutorial! Its the skirt version.

2.5 yards of sheer fabric
1-1.5 yards of lining fabric
elastic as wide as your waist band
1. Cut out 2 rectangles, one sheer fabric and one lining. The sheer material should be at least 1.5 – 2.5 yards long and as wide as your waist to the floor. Make only a yard long or at least as long as your hips are wide. You want this less long because it will create more bulk the more fabric you have.
2. Sew the to ends of the skirt part together and lining part together to make a couple skirts or tubes more like it.

3. Cut the skirts into a taper. Do this by laying the bottom flat so front of the skirt is facing forward and the one back seam of the skirt is facing backwards. Make sure the under skirts whether lining is cut a few inches above the sheer top skirt.

6. Gather the top of the lining and the skirt and sew them together with a straight stitch. Gather them to be as wide as your hips, the elastic will make it as wide as you waist.
7. Hem all the skirts.


12. Measure the elastic to fit stretched comfortably around your waist. Mark the elastic and the raw edge into fourths. Match up the markings. Sew on the elastic while stretching it to line up on the markings.


  1. that whole outfit looks so lovely on you! xo


  2. I love the skirt!

  3. so so cute!!

    xo – heather

  4. Love this skirt!

  5. The skirt is gorgeous thank you for the tutorial

  6. This is really lovely.

  7. you made that??? you are amazing. seriously just amazing

  8. did you add length after you were done? or is that a ribbon strip along the bottom

  9. Have always loved and wore hi-lows..thanx for this tute,,easier than I was doing!!

  10. te quedo super linda!


  11. Nice job! Very pretty!

  12. Such a sweet look. Great cut to the skirt, very feminine and chic! Excellent work!

  13. I love this! make me one? 😉

  14. LOVE this!

  15. It sooo pretty! I really want to make this but I don’t look good in high-lows :(

  16. I need to learn how to sew… this is so cute! I need to go to some of your basic designs to start LOL.


  17. I really would love to make this. Great post

  18. very nice

  19. Where did you get your shoes? love them.

  20. This skirt looks amaaaaazing on you! I love the extra hemline (not sure if that was intentional or a happy accident), but it gives the skirt more structured lines to its flowy nature. Great work!

  21. I love that you made that yourself! It looks really really awesome! xo

  22. Just stumbled onto your blog and I LOVE this skirt. Such wonderful draping.

    Your newest follower :)

    xoxo Lorelai

  23. Hi! I was wondering if you knew how to hem pre pleated fabric (micropleated)I’m almost done making a gorgeous skirt and I don’t want to try anything until I do some research. Your help would be so appreciated!

    • The only thing I know is to make a baby hem, so roll it in once, then again as you. Then iron the crap out of it into a pleated shape to follow the fabric. But I have now idea if this will work! I’m sorry I’m not much help!

  24. I am going to try this skirt, it looks pretty easy with your directions! I love the way you paired the soft ballerina style skirt with the rugged plaid lumberjack type shirt. They work so well together.

  25. So beautiful. I love the look of a skirt like this, my bicycle however, not so much. Oh well thats what knots and long coats are for! Thanks for sharing.

  26. This is so easy how is it this cute

  27. When I have all pieces cut out do I have 2 pieces of sheer fabric AND 2 pieces of lining?

  28. Meredith says:

    Hi! I’m a self taught (self teaching, really) sewer & was interested in trying to make this! It’s so whimsical & lovely, but I’m afraid that I can’t see the entire tutorial. Maybe I’m just overlooking it? I can only see up to step 3!

  29. Hello. There appear to be some steps missing – Nos 4 & 5, and 8, 9, 10, & 11. Are you able to fill the gaps please? Thank you.

  30. Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article! It is the little changes that will make the greatest changes. Thanks for sharing!

  31. I always was concerned in this subject and still am, thank you for putting up.