Welcome to Fashion Week: Day 3
I love the look of long flowing maxi-skirts and I long to own one that I can throw on with flip-flops and a t-shirt. The same effort as sweat pants and a t-shirt, but with a lot more sophistication. The problem is that every time I try them on they look awful. Most of them are made with horizontal strips of fabric. Bless you if you can wear horizontal stripes around your thighs and booty-I can not.
I bought this green fabric a while ago on clearance. It is pretty, but a pain to iron and I thought it would make the perfect maxi-skirt.
I think this was harder to explain then to make.
Step One: Measure your waist.
Step Two: Multiply your waist measurement by 1 1/2 to 3 (depending on how full you want your skirt). This is the width of fabric. For example if you have a 25 inch waist, you will need to cut your fabric between 37 and 75 inches long.
Step 2: Decide how long you want your skirt and trim it if needed. (I left mine pretty much the width of the fabric, b/c I'm lazy).
Step 3: You need to make a casing for the elastic. To do this fold the top over at least 1.5 inches and then repeat so you've made a little fabric tunnel. Mine was bigger, because I was too lazy to trim it.
Step 4: Sew the casing down.
Step 5: Cut a piece of elastic to your waist measurement.
Step 5: Attach a safety pin to the end of the elastic and thread it through the casing. Pin the elastic at each end.
Step 6: Sew the edge of your skirt (right sides together), making sure you catch the elastic at each end
Step 7: You could hem your skirt, but I just left mine with the edge of the fabric. There wasn't any printing on it, so I figure why bother w/ the hem.
Step 8: Wet the skirt and twist it to ring out excess water. Untwist and hang to dry. It should make really cool wrinkles. This is awesome, because it looks great and you NEVER have to iron it. Ever.
Tadaa! (or weirdest wreath ever)
Just to recap:
I made it under an hour, I will NEVER have to iron it, it looks great w/ a t-shirt and flip flops, and I didn't evern have to hem it. I think I'm going to make some more.
If anyone else makes one, link back here-I'd love to see what you make.
Click here to find some other fun ideas for your spring wardrobe.
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