Friday, October 15, 2010

Easy Sew Skirt

It was surprisingly warm today so this is what I wore to class: Top: H&M
Skirt: Made by me
Scarf: Huo (from Quebec City)
Stockings: Winners

Close up of my new hair cut. What do you think? It looks quite short when it is curled but it is a lot longer when straight.

The skirt I an wearing is dead simple to make. Here's a quick how-to:

Step 1) Measure your waist (or where you want the skirt to sit). Measure out at least twice that length of fabric.

Step 2) Sew the two short sides of the fabric, right sides together.

Step 3) Fold over one of the long sides to make a waistband (wrong sides together). Sew almost all the way around leaving an inch long opening.

Step 4) Cut a piece of elastic so that it is slightly smaller than your waist measurement. Thread this through the waistband.

Step 5) Sew the two ends of the elastic together making sure it isn't twisted. Sew the small opening closed. Now just fold over the bottom and sew a hem (or if you buy fabric that already has a finished hem, like I did, you are all finished!).

One last thing, don't forget to enter my first giveaway! Details in the previous post :)


  1. That almost sounds as if I could do it....and I've never sewn anything in my life, hehehehe. Deceptively simple, but the fabric you chose is really pretty!

  2. Lovely! Love the hair too - did you set it - or is it naturally lushiously curly?

  3. @LandGirl1980: Hahaha nope, I definitely set it! My hair is naturally quite straight.

  4. Adorable outfit!

    And wow, your hair's perfect! I'm glad to hear you set it-- that means there's hope for my hair yet : )