Sew it Yourself: Scallop-Edged Skirt + A Giveaway with Michael Levine/LowPrice Fabric
Today, I’m super excited to get to share with you all a really fun DIY that is perfect for the Fall season we are in. Wool-blend fabric + the color green are two super on-trend fashion staples. So today, we’re combining these elements with my favorite, a scallop edge… win, win, win, y’all!
-1 package of coordinating or contrasting 1″ knit elastic
-Chalk or other marking utensil
-A small, round object for tracing (I used a roll of wash tape!)
-Sewing machine + basic sewing supplies
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Step One: Take the fabric, unroll it, and wrap it around your waist to where the ends overlap about 10″. That will be the width of your fabric, now cut to your desired hem length. Make sure the top edge is where you want your skirt to hit on your waist.
Step Two: You should now have one large rectangle of fabric. Lay your fabric out and along the bottom edge, use your marking utensil and round tracing object to draw a series of semi circles along the edge.
Step Three: Cut along the lines you drew. This should create a scalloped edge.
Step Four: Measure the knit elastic around your waist. Stretch it to fit your waist comfortably.
Step Five: Align the top edge of your skirt to overlap the knit elastic by 1/4″ on the wrong side. Stretch the elastic (not the fabric) as you sew. Be sure to sew over the entire top of the skirt.
Step Six: With right sides together, sew the skirt down the back seam, including the elastic.
Wear with pride!
*Optional: to add a lining, cut the same width as you did for the skirt, but cut the length about 2″ shorter. Attach to the skirt along the top before step 5.