top: f21 skirt: self-made shoes: zigi flats c/o pb-j shop
This skirt is so dang comfortable and pretty that it has now become my go-to comfort item, replacing my stretched out prego jeans. Perfect for my midterms this week…yes…that is why I have been absent for a week or so, I’ve been studying and finishing up midterm projects. I put so much time into it, that my blog gets pushed back. But it is worth it! What I’m learning will help my end goal, and therefore you guys! But I will say I’m excited for getting back to blogging full time in May. Soooooooooo excited.
Beck is my little photographer (and photo-bomber), seriously, he takes a lot of photos for me and he loves it. He took the picture of my shoes. Literally allllll him. Isn’t he so good! Can you get over these cute moccasin flats by the way? They have a leather bow! Also perfect for this week.
If you have 60″ wide jersey knit fabric, then you will need about 2 yards (you will cutting it out like below, nothing is on the fold)
If you less than 60″ wide then at least 3 yards (you will be cutting out 2 length’s worth, so the bottom or the top will be at the fold)
Elastic (size of where you want the skirt to hit)
1. Cut out a rectangle (for me it was a square of 60″ x 60″ then fold vertically. If you don’t have 60″ wide fabric, see if the width you do have will still work for you (like 54″ wide may work…just depends on how wide you want it), I would say 55″-60″ is best, but you can squeeze by with something smaller for sure that is at least 4 to 10 inches wider than the biggest part of your hips. If not, then you need as much fabric as the length you want the skirt times 2 and you will fold it like a hamburger, not like a hot dog.
2. Once folded, cut out this shape below on the right, like a very long triangle that has a flattened head, making the very top 3″ your waist size (which will actually be half your waist size on the front and back piece). The 3″ straight top is for the elastic installment later. This is so when you fold the elastic under the second time there won’t be any bunching at the waist band. Make the top your waist size and slowly taper out. Then started tapering.
3. Pin the two sides up together.
4. Sew the sides up.
5. then add your measured out elastic to the top of the waistband by turning the skirt inside out and lining up the elastic band’s edge to the opening of the skirt. Then sew a zig-zag stitch around the top.
6. Then turn the skirt right side out, then turn the top of the elastic inside and sew the top of the edge of the elastic (the one with the zig-zag stitch) with a top stitch. I used a straight stitch and made sure to stretch it as I sewed. But you can use a zig zag if you like.