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Here is the tutorial for the skirt in my last outfit post
. I snagged this skirt at a thrift store for $2.
It is a very basic elastic waistband
skirt, but I liked the color and the fabric (polyester- lightweight and doesn’t
I knew it would be
way too long on me, but I figured I could tweak to be what I want.
The waistband of the skirt was too big for me, so I took it
in. It was really simple.
Just take your seam ripper and unpick the waistband stitches
only about an inch or so.
Grab the elastic inside the waistband and pull it out until
you have the right fit in the waist.
Mark or pin this place.
Stitch up and down on your elastic at the point where you
marked and trim off any excess elastic.
Push the elastic back inside the waistband and stitch up the
section that you unpicked, making sure to back-stitch when you start and end to
secure the stitch.
If you don’t have a skirt like this to begin with, they are
really simple. To get the look of
this skirt, start with a basic elastic waistband skirt. They are just two long rectangles with
the width wider than your waist.
Sew up the side seams, fold the top down as wide as your elastic, sew
the top fold down (leave a small opening for your elastic), insert your elastic
and you are set to follow along with these next steps…
Try on your skirt.
The length of the skirt should be how long you want the back of the
skirt to hang. Pin the front of
the skit at about knee level, adding a little bit for your hem. I would suggest getting someone to pin
this for you rather then trying to pin it yourself while you are wearing
it…..like I did.
Now hold the waistband in the center front and center back
and lay it on a flat surface, lining up the side seams. Start cutting from the shorter end,
curving it down to the longer back end.
When you get a little past the side seams, start cutting all the way to
the bottom of the waistband, making a subtle curve. If you cut more of a straight diagonal, the back low
part of your skirt with look too pointed.
Now just hem the skirt. My skirt was two thin layers, so I did a tiny rolled hem on
both of them. The top layer was
more see-through than the bottom layer, so I made that layer about 1” longer
because I liked the look of it.
That's it! Feel free to email
me with any questions.
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