Everyone loves a good DIY. The satisfaction of making something with your own hands is not only empowering, but also just plain awesome.
SO… here we present a simple tutorial for making your own A-line skirt. The beauty in sewing your own garments lies in the fact that it is 100% you – your style, your creation, your talent.
#1 Cut a rectangle of fabric. To get the dimensions, measure your waist and double. This is the width of material. For a fuller skirt, increase this measurement to get the desired fullness. To get the length, measure desired length of skirt and add 10cm.
#4 Fold down the top edge again, but by the width of elastic + 5 mm and iron. Repeat for bottom edge except fold by 3cm.*
#7 Hold onto the end of elastic so as to not lose it in the hole!
- If you haven’t used a sewing machine before, it’s important to learn from someone who does know. I know, I know, but you just want to start sewing now! Ah, but young grasshopper, even Chanel had to begin with the basics! YouTube has a great video tutorial here.
- The great thing about the simplicity of this design is that you can afford to go bold with colours and patterns. Be daring!
- Use a nice stiff material for a full skirt (as in the picture), or use a more flowy material for a more romantic look (also great for a maxi-length skirt)
Sew on! And make sure to show us your finished threads in the comments below!