Flirty Skirt DIY

After I posted this lovely WIWW, I had several emails & comments asking what pattern I used for that skirt, I DIY-ed it & just made it up as I went, so I figured I’d show ya how I did it! 
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supplies::
about 1 1/2 yards of fabric
invisible zipper
scissors & basic sewing supplies
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FIRST, measure your behind in the largest spot. 
With your fabric still folded selvage to selvage (as it comes off of the bolt), cut that length.
(example: the largest part of my bottom is 39″, so I cut 39″ of fabric.)
After that, cut off the fold so you now have 2 rectangles of fabric that are about 22″x39″.
Sew the short ends together so you have one SUUUUPER long rectangle.
Measure your waist. Add 1″ and cut a strip of fabric that measurement by 5″.
(example: my waist is 28″, so my strip would be 29″x5 1/2″)
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On the super long rectangle gather the top with a basting stitch.
You’ll want to gather it until the length is the same as your waist band strip.
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line up the ruffled edge to the edge of the waist band and sew the two pieces together.
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Press the seam allowance towards the skirt. 
Press about 1/8″-1/4″ on the non sewed edge and then press again down the center.
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line up the pressed edge with the raw edge, pin, and sew!
Use this AWESOME invisible zipper how-to (or THIS one) & your skirt will be finished!
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6 thoughts on “Flirty Skirt DIY

  1. my sister & I made a skirt really similar to this one, but with an elastic waist; we basically just used your basic skirt tutorial & added extra length to make it a fuller skirt. it turned out great! 😉

    I love that way this looks with the waist band, but sewing zippers into clothing still scares me… may have to get brave enough to try it.

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