I was taking in a dress for a customer…and when I met this customer I found out she was an amazing photographer that was in need of projects! And I thought…I’m in need of a photographer! You could say we are meant to be! I told her to be as creative as she wants on this little photo shoot and she made these photos looks awesome. She is also going to take pictures at the SWAP meet party this weekend! Check Jessicaout! Oh I also forgot to mention that I’m wearing a refashioned top…tutorial here.Don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway too!
|Top: refashioned skirt: self-made belt: thrifted bracelets: thrifted shoes: guess|
flowy fabric – knit or polyester
sewing machine or needle and thread
flexible measuring tape
marking pen or chalk
1. I buy usually around 3 to 3 and a half yards of 44″ wide fabric, but around 2 yards for the really wide fabric. For this skirt I only had to use a few yards because it was very wide. If you get the less wide fabric, then you will have to fold the fabric over so short ends meet, and you will have to sew up the sides because they won’t be folds in that case. But for this particular fabric knit that I used, I was able to get the fold out of them to make even easy and quicker to make!
2. After you have folded and laid it out, take a long ruler/tape measurer and mark the center (where the dot is)
3. Then after calculating the radius
(your waist size divided by pie or 3.14 divided by 2),
start from the center (dot) mark and cut the radius completely around to make a half circle
***If you want the wait to be gathered looking vs. smooth, then you want to add a few inches to the half circle. That is what I did with this one.
4. Then figure out what length you want the skirt and add it to the radius (for example if your radius is 6″ then add 6 ” to the length of your desired skirt length like 25″ = so you get 31″)
5. Take this length and from the center mark and cut out the half circle
6. cut some elastic
7. Divide and mark the elastic and the newly cut out waist of the skirt into quarters and pin the matching quarters of the elastic and waist together. satin stitch (close zig zag stitch) the elastic together.
8. Zig zag stitch them together, stretching the elastic as you sew — if you want the elastic to show sew the elastic on top of the fabric OR if you don’t want it to then after you sew the elastic on fold it over until the elastic is hidden. Then sew another zig zag stitch over it.
9. Hem (unless it is out of knit, then you don’t have to if you don’t want to.