Paper-bag elastic waist skirt

Added Sep 4, 2010

by olya

Chicago, Illinoi...

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Description

Inspired by some paper-bag pants on Anthropologie’s site (http://www.polyvore.com/micro_climate_pants/thing?id=17450162), I decided to make myself a skirt. There is no pattern needed: just measure the desired skirt length from waist and add hem (I did 3" for 2" hem) and add 3.5" on top (for 1" doubled ruffle above the waist-band elastic plus 1.5" to encase 1" elastic). The width is 30", which I what I like for gathers (I just use a width of 60" wide fabric, so my 30" includes seam allowances). I added pockets (used pocket bags from another pattern and attached them 5" down from the waist). And finally, I made a fabric tie long enough to tie in a bow. It was so easy, that I even made a second one and gave it to my sister (which doesn’t happen all that often:).

Material Notes

Cheap cotton blend from the $1.49 sale table at Vogue Fabrics in Chicago

Difficulty

Novice

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Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton, Blends, Rayon

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    Sep 18, 2010, 02.07 PMby seussian

    Nice color. I like “paper bag” things. I saw paper bag waist shorts once. They were awesome. Almost as awesome as this skirt. I love the bow and pockets. I might make this soon, actually, so thanks for the instrucions! God bless you, MgJ

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    Sep 5, 2010, 07.31 PMby stephanie-s

    Great Job, I love it! And thanks for the info on how to create it. :)

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    Sep 5, 2010, 01.47 AMby misskittym

    It looks great! From your instructions I think I may give one a go myself!

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    Sep 4, 2010, 11.35 PMby pink-cornelia

    fantastic, great job!!

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    Sep 4, 2010, 08.50 PMby yummycupcake

    Like this a lot! $1.49 fabric? Winner!

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