Saturday, June 4, 2011
A Little Patternless Sewing
When I finished my new tank tops I had a skirt in my mind that I wanted to make to wear them with. I know the look isn't for everyone, it's even bolder that I tend to be, but I love this skirt tank combo so much I can't wait to wear it.
The skirt was super simple to make. I'll add some pictures to the tutorial later for now here is a step by step to make your own.
1 1/2 - 2 yards of fabric
1" no roll elastic
Measure your waist and multiplied that number by 1.5 ( ex: 32 x 1.5 = 48). Then take that number and divided it by 2 ( ex: 48/2= 24).
Measure the length from where you want your waist to where you'd like the hem of your skirt. Add 3" to that number.
Cut out 2 rectangles (ex: 24" x 28").
Sew front and back together with outsides facing each other.
Fold top hem 1/2", then again 1". Pin and sew leaving a small space to thread the elastic through.
Thread elastic, and sew ends together.
Fold bottom hem 1/2", press with hot iron. Fold hem up another 1/2", press with hot iron, pin and sew.
Wear it :)