Added Aug 4, 2012
I’ve been wanting to make a paper bag waist skirt for a long time but somehow I never got around to it, ’til now. I had 1,5 meters of this brown cotton with snowflakes on in just sitting arund in my stash, so after stopping by the fabric store for a zipper and thread I was ready to start sewing.
Since the fabric was only 110 cm wide I used the selvage as the top of the skirt so I’d have more to pleat. There are so many variations of the paper bag waist skirt and I do like the ones with peats all around the waist but for this one I made two pleats on either side both front and back, so totally 8 pleats. I also added four loops and made a belt to tie in the waist. Since I had a limited amount of fabric the belt ended up a bit shorter than I would have wanted, but it is just long enough to make a bow.
It was such a fast and easy project, and I love the result. I don’t even mind that the fabric is a bit wintery, I still wore this last night :)
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