Added Mar 31, 2008
This is my first skirt I’ve ever made! I decided to go ahead and try it without a pattern. It turned out that the two pieces I’d originally made were very tight around the hips, so I decided to go a different route than I’d intended (elegant) and go for a more deconstructed look while solving the too tight problem. I added a few triangles of fabric here and there and left the hem unfinished and uneven. For the waistband I simply fold over the top to make the skirt the length I’d like. This shows the inner seam allowances, or “ruffles” as I like to think of them. All in all, more of an experiment than anything else but definitely one of my favorite pieces of clothing in my wardrobe. (The first photo is my skirt in action!)
Dark grey cotton jersey fabric
My friend Katie for giggling and sewing with me on a rainy summer day!
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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