First of all, I’d like to thank all the kind ladies who have shown interest and invested their time towards the Dress a Girl In Kenya initiative. It is all about, sewing in our own homes, on our own time, but for the same cause. The response overcame my expectations! Asanteni sana and God bless you. I am still open to more people so please read the post here to find out how to get involved.
Today I’ll share a quick and delightful project; this is probably the easiest skirt you will ever have to make
You will need
Your sewing equipment and fabric of your choice
- Measure out enough fabric to make a full skirt based on your measurements and the desired length
for my size I had a meter and a half which was more than adequate, there is a lot of left over
1.Have your fabric laying flat and fold in half lengthwise, and fold over again so you have your fabric in 4layers, take the raw edge side and fold over across. These folds give your skirt more volume, I like he fuller feel. The length from the tip of the fold to where the edges of the fold will be the length of your skirt
3.Cut from the corner of edge mimicking a curve as shown.
you will end up with this
For the waist, as shown above, snip off about 10cm of the tip.
*I am a size 10, snip 7cm if you are less than that.
To determine if the waist fits, open it up and you will have something like this (already looking good)
Measure the waist circumference, and If it is too small, fold back again and snip a tiny bit more, until you get it right. I used my high waist measurements.
4.I then made a 5cm opening for a zipper, button etc where you want the back of your skirt to be this also makes it easy to put on, i used a hook and eye fastener.
I then created a waistband with my waist measurements and about 2cm wide, (as shown above). Pin and sew. finish off the ends with your fastener of choice
I left the bottom edge raw, I love how it drapes. If you do this, ensure to use a fabric that does not fray!
And there you have it, in just 10minuites !
It actually took me longer to compile the pictures and the tutorial lol
have a fab day xx
pics by Pius of Corals Photography