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Elastic-Waist Skirts! My First Project(s)

Added Mar 14, 2011

by Alexandra Su...

Dorchester, Canada






My first foray into sewing, and I think they turned out alright! Each skirt took about 2 hours, but I am pretty slow. Oh! And most have pockets! Super handy!

I’m not sure if I like the white chiffon one (last picture) enough to wear in public though. I tried to make it more fitted than the others but its a little wonky, the fabric itself kind of makes one look lumpy, and i only had the shorter amount of brown fabric to go underneath, does it look silly? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Based on the pattern/instructions given at http://whatwouldanerdwear.blogspot.com/2010/05/lesson-plan-worlds-easiest-skirt.html and http://freshlypicked.blogspot.com/2010/02/elastic-waist-skirt-tutorial-mama.html.

Material Notes

Some are super comfy jersey knits, cotton, one silk. The black chiffon-like flowered material was originally a extra large womens blouse from value village, as was the white textured chiffon material! reduce reuse recycle!




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Other
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Silk


elastic inside
elastic showing

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    Apr 15, 2011, 05.56 PMby Kovu

    Adorable and inspiring!

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    Mar 17, 2011, 12.59 PMby maatweety89

    i want to make a pencil skirt with an elastic waist (its my 1st tym of sewin) but i dont noe how to take the right measurement bcos i dont want a ruffled skirt. wat measurements did u use in makin the last skirt? pls help me

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      Mar 17, 2011, 09.49 PMby Alexandra Supertramp

      To be honest, the last one that I tried to make in more of a pencil shape didn’t work out well. To get a fitted shape pleats and darts or whatever are needed. When i tried just making it with less fabric, the fit at the top was still poofy, giving a pregnant look. not good. I suggest finding a good pencil skirt pattern, Im trying too!

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    Mar 15, 2011, 06.50 PMby lotty

    They’re so back in!!! Lovely :))))))

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    Mar 15, 2011, 11.22 AMby Brittany Jenelle

    throw on some cute leggings with that skirt and you can make it work with a tank and a cute jacket and cute boots i think it would be so cute (the white skirt you didnt like so brown leggings maybe and somg black boots and you know

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    Mar 14, 2011, 03.12 PMby Laura Jane

    Loviin em!!

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    Mar 14, 2011, 12.31 PMby peaches2218

    I don’t love the white one either, but maybe it’s bc the underskirt is so much shorter than the overskirt. Maybe you could add a band of fabric at the bottom of the underskirt to make them a bit more even.

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      Mar 15, 2011, 03.21 AMby Alexandra Supertramp

      i agree, i bought the brown fabric as a scrap to begin with and only had that much left. The white material looked neat as a skirt that length, so i tried to throw the two together, outcome wasn’t great! but I solved that problem by giving it away to my sister muhaha.

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    Mar 14, 2011, 07.40 AMby claudeb

    Good work, you’ve been busy!

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      Mar 15, 2011, 03.23 AMby Alexandra Supertramp

      thank you! I have been, but now i need to figure out how to do something other than skirts!

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    Mar 14, 2011, 04.13 AMby Katherine Kruger

    these look really nice!

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    Mar 14, 2011, 04.07 AMby elisana

    wow! you did a great job!

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